Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Stubborn Child....

This must be "Post to the Blog Tuesday" because I've been absent for a bit and all of a sudden have so much to talk about. Maybe this is just part of my method of operation - locking myself away in the dungeon, concentrating on deadlines and brainstorming for fresh ideas. Once I feel I've finally succeeded, I want to come up for air and share news with my friends.

I got an email before I went on vakay from a friend, wanting me to make a dolly for her. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to go about this one, as the petals are quite a bit larger than my sunflower and shasta daisy girls. The trick is going to be getting each of these 18 handsewn petals to stand at attention as I expect them to do.

I had previously considered pipecleaners in the stems, but as I paint the leaves, I dont want the outline of any wire showing through. I can see I'll have to work at this ... I'll keep you posted!

12 comments:

La Donna Welter said...

Can't wait to see the finished doll!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, loved how you described your papercutting technique! : )
Hugs,
La Donna

Tina said...

So Far, So Great!!!
I'm sure it will be another fabulous piece
Blessings
T

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Hi, Cookie!! Love your new gal!! I know you are busy....but...hop on over to my blog and pick up your AWARD!!! Hugs, Trudy

SweetAnnee said...

Oh she's cool already..I know sometimes you just have to look at them a few days, then inspiration comes in the shadows and light falling on themm
smiles, deena

plain*worker*primitives said...

Wow, well she's amazing already.....I am sure she'll come together perfectly for you.

Take care,
melissa

Janelle said...

Cookie....I use liquid starch mixed with paint to get the look and feel you're after. Worked on a similar doll I made.
BTW - I gave you an award on my blog today.... :)
I am SO excited about the swap!

Janelle

Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Love your blog! Please stop by mine I have given you an award :)
Kelly

michelle sylvia said...

Hi Cookie!!

I miss you. HOpe all is well. Your doll looks awesome!!

A little glue mixed with water or coffee to stiffen does the trick. Can't wait to see her finished!

Hope you are well.

Hugs,
Tink

Plum Thicket said...

Hello Cookie:
You have been awarded the Primitive Excellence Award. Please stop by my blog for more information. Have a great day!
plumthicket.blogspot.com
~Edna~

The Crackling Crows said...

I just nominated you for a blog award....visit my blog to grab it :)

Hugs Ivonne

BittersweetPunkin said...

Looks great so far...I've been absent too...lots going on!
I hope you are having a great weekend!

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

Cookie she looks cool just the way she is unpainted...LOL. Can't wait to see her finished. - BJ