Yesterday I took advantage of the sunlight and worked on some art (after a very exhaustive day of looking at houses with a friend). I've also been doing a lot of small scribbly sketches, planning out the ideas and compositions of future pieces.
My friend Steph and I have been discussing working together on an art show together (for my Cryptic Femina theme). I have so many ideas for my pieces... I just hope they turn out as I imagine them. The art show, if it is approved, won't happen for at least a year, maybe a year and a half, depending on what the galleries say. But if it does go forward, I will be over the moon!
I also got some paper clay, and plan on making my first doll. I tried using polymer clay, but it just isn't the medium for me. I found sculpting fun, but the baking process was unpredictable and smelly (old, slightly broken oven is to blame lol). And I can't use my 'familiar' mediums to paint the finished doll, because the clay doesn't absorb paint. But I'm hoping paper clay will, so that I can use markers, watercolours, and ink. I'm also pretty excited about sewing a miniature dress too. Reminds me of my childhood, when I tried to make clothes for my barbies (I hope this project turns out better haha).
I've got another ambitious plan, where I want to create a shadow box for the doll, that will sit on the wall, like an art installation. Inside the box, will be a little world that belongs solely to her, created using collage, and mixed media techniques. I have a few themes I'd like to do, like Marie Antoinette and Sleepy Hollow. I can't wait to make this project a reality, but until then, it exists only in my head, and a pound of clay.
Here are some snaps of the artwork in progress:
|a pink haired lady doodle|
|close up of my dryad painting|
|ink drawing on sketch paper|
Well I have lots of work to do, and art to finish up. Until next time!