Sunday, November 27, 2016

don't like doing this, but.....

I want to protect my art work. Of course the painting for sale in my shop doesn't have this blazing across it.
I am trying so hard to make a go of being an artist who makes some money. I don't use Facebook for this, or Twitter. I just use my blog.
It's scary to put your self so much into your art, and then have it stolen. I have a sweet friend who told me about her own work being copied. It was awful to see and hear the pain in her heart as she told about it. I have blogged about this topic before, a little bit....It's not easy to do it. For one thing-I am saying my art is even worth copying-which is just one of those 'eye of the beholder' things. Most people just like to see what you're doing-they have no malicious intent.
But-there it is-and I'm not trying to insult or anything.....
Oh golly-have a great day!!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Five new dolls for sale...oops-there's six!

 These girls can be hung on a wall by a cord in their backs, or just lean them against something. I think they like looking around at new things...

Twenty-five dollars each, plus shipping, at my Etsy store.
Have a wonderful day!!!
I forgot this one! Her flax braids are about 8 inches long. I love using flax for doll's hair. I buy rhetted flax in a bag from a seller at Etsy. I think I have enough to last me 20 years of doll-making!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lady series cards

These were all fun to make. I can get hung up on my own rules for art making-and I didn't obey myself while making these cards. I think that's why I like them. They will also be for sale as a set at my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Cards for sale

 I am making greeting cards-they are fun ways to make little paintings to sell. I have made a few that have moving parts. I did a linocut for the 'hey.' That and the animals are glued using rubber cement. It's a non-acid glue and will not make paper bubble like white glue will.
These would make nice little gifts, and you can make their tails wag! I have one for display. I'm happy with what happened-I mean I like them! I will have 5 added to my shop tonight....thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Another new doll, named Hank

Well, here he is-hairy chest an' all!
These people are fun to make.
Hope your November days are cozy and nice.
I'm off to have some Dagoba hot chocolate. If you've never tried it-oh my-it is soooooo good!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

beautiful, and a new doll

 I can get lots of good bird photos from my studio windows. They might see me, but are not worried...
 Evidence of a bird...

 This driveway is up the road from us. I love the huge old trees and the gate...
 This is the road I walk almost every day...

 This is one of the views on my walk.
 And this is my very grumpy feral cat, all nice and warm in his house. I still can't touch him. Been over a year since we started feeding him. I can get about a foot and a half from him now. His name is Lion.

And this is my new doll. I am reluctantly putting her up for adoption at my Etsy shop-but I really don't want her to go...there is something about her that I really love. I have carefully hand stitched her clothing. Her head and hair and breastplate under her dress top are made of paperclay. I spent many, many hours getting her face right. Somehow I have finally achieved what I have been working so hard for in a doll-to convey a feeling. That is maybe why I love her so much...
I am making a series of these dolls-the same size and coloring. They are a numbered series-men and women dolls.