Thursday, February 24, 2005
My good friend has breast cancer and I am creating a comforting doll for her. She was just diagnosed last week and has started her treatments. The *true* symbolizes her inner power. I pray all will be okay...She has been a very important part of my life for 10 years. She is counting on her art to pull her through the ups and downs for the next 8 months of doctors and hospitals.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Another finished small Mermaid using antique pearl sequins and abalone fish scales on her tale. Her name is Thetis Silver Foot, the Mother of Achilles. Of course tons of detail lost in the scan...She came together so beautifully, I am extremely happy with the play of materials.
A 2-1/2" doll completed, her theme is growth/renewal. I am not happy with my scanner and 3 dimensional work. The tear drop beads on her head are so crystal clear and so many other beads that I add to her for texture/light effect are lost in the scan. The face did not turn out too horribly...
Almost finished with this brooch. I used backstitching, tubular peyote, fringing, bocche stitch and then connecting the backing with a 3 bead picot. The bulk of the seed beads are 11's, some 8's and then the 4x4's around the face cab. I am going to attach a silver dragon fly to embellish her bottom.