As I have been increasingly busy with studying for my insurance licensing exams, I haven't really been making much lately. It's kind of hard to read the material and click through the online course work if my hands are full of fun colors/textures/materials. At times like, I often get introspective about my own creative work - since I'm not creating it's an interesting exercise to look at older pieces and reevaluate. Since I've been on a doll kick lately, I thought it might be fun to share some of my past and present art dolls, along with some more creative doll things!
Susannah Oroyan - If you make or are interested in making dolls, her books need to be a part of your collection. I made these two cloth dolls back in college. The bodies are ultrasuede with bead and fabric embellishment. Now, the mermaid is unfinished and the dragonfly fairy man needs some repair, but in looking at them, I feel like they're too simple and flimsy. I want more substance, both physical and visual now.
I think I'll go back to my WIP dolls and retry some simpler construction next time I try the polymer clay. So this is what has been rattling around in my brain as I take breaks from my study material. I know the summer is crazy for a lot of people - how do you keep the creative spark flowing, even when you can't create?