Tag Archives: Dolls

Friday Mish-Mash 11/9

yesterday’s drawing taking shape – using Styrofoam cone as armature for now

paper bowl made ages ago atop scarf made this summer

My first ‘hombre’ attempt for classy kitty’s sweater

fabrics I adore – middle shibori from my vat; “tree” tie-dye wedge was a gift; edge wedge of pale blue a former silk work skirt from the 90’s

studio shot

studio – back table – goodies in more paper bowls I made

digital collage – sister, father, son

digital collage – father and gaga

digital collage – mother and gaga

studio shot – pink linen vest in progress

turtles woven in – may make large disk into a turtle, too

paper bowl – close up

impromptu linen draft shield for Jack, who slept in front of fireplace last night

Two silly links for you this week (oh so refreshing after election intensity):  baby otter finding its element and a possum eating a strawberry.

A photo of wings to inspire some stitchers:  Tullum beach scene.  Photo by Mario Valeira.

And some dynamic quilts : textile artist Pat Pauly.

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Two dolls in progress.  Place markers for heads.  One, punctured metal, letting light through.  One, a paper-pieced hexagon, letting light through.

Now it is dark.  A fire crackles in the next room.  A little snow is falling, but not much.

What would MY body look like if my head let more light through?

My new Abraham/Hicks disk arrived today – maybe I’ll find out!!

Studio Still Lifes and To Do’s

scene from bulletin board

scene from bulletin board

As I mentioned, I am cleaning the studio… before and after pix to come, but for now, some still lifes from bulletin board, fridge, and work tables…

I suppose each image provides a To Do List item with it — for the above?  Find original collage of “MYSTERY/BELOVED/FLOW/HERE” and transfer to fabric.  Query — where has the sex gone from my work?!!

Fridge montage

Fridge montage

TO DO Item for this picture — find collage series (there were six, I think) and go make color copies — play with scale and group together as originally intended.  Transfer better ones to fabric and stitch.

The actress shown is Pam Grier (she is riding a roller coaster), clipped from magazine after seeing and loving the movie she starred in along with Samuel L. Jackson —  Jackie Brown.

This collage had something to do with surrender and female power and fertility — I love the inclusion of a photo of little Danny (not part of the collage) taken at cousin Emily’s birthday party years ago, sitting astride a pony for the very first time, all aglow with the novelty and wonder of it…

pencil drawing

pencil drawing

To Do Item for this picture — start assembling fabrics for another elephant quilt.  I am not done with them yet!

The Queen is in the Shadow

The Queen is in the Shadow

To Do Item for this still life is not crafty so much as psychological — Get The Queen Out of The Shadow!!!!  That little drawing, done by me at around age eight, belongs in the light of day — don’t you agree?  Perhaps I should make a few tiaras… they could always go on a doll!

Joker and Archbishop

Joker and Archbishop

Joker needs a body;  Archbishop, forgiveness.

studio pals

studio pals

These guys, bless their little hearts, just ask to be appreciated!!