Saturday, April 20, 2013

I did not realize how long it has been since the last time I was here. Two years have come and gone. However, during the detour, I remained on my creative journey. My craft room has grown and I have taken interest in other projects which I hope to incorporate back into my doll making.

I've dabbled in polymer clay, leather work, knitting, crochet, painting, jewelry making, paper crafting with my cricut and big shot, sewng and my favorite pass time cooking, baking and eating. The thing that keeps the engine going. Oh and of coarse, I am not rich and do have to work for a living.

Over the holidays, I found that being creative with simple things like cookies can bring a big smile onto anyones face. Decorating cookies is fun but most important, they have to taste good. I still owe a few folks some home made cookies. which I have to bake and mail before the weather gets hot.

I now know a little bit more about a few extra things I can add to my dolls. Each is an experiment in what works and what doesn't. I want each one to be a multimedia mix of techniques and textures that make you want to see and touch each part. I want each doll to have it's own individual characteristics that create a tale told by the imagination.

Anyone can put parts together and call it a doll but when you've placed every stitch and refined every feature you want it to have, you will realize a piece of art that only you could have created.  Remember that your art is an extension of you and nobody is perfect. This trait in your art only adds character.Enjoy your journey.