there are bits of fall starting to make an apprearance.....
i could so live in a place where spring and fall were the only seasons.....
my studio is down in the basement....and i am so cut off from the outdoors.....in my dream home, i will have a studio above ground with plenty of windows so that i do not miss sights likes these.
i have been a busy girl in my studio and i am loving it. so much so that yesterday i refused to crawl back in to bed while the beast was kicking my butt...i had the hubs help me downstairs so i could play.
i made a few more bird skulls...but i have been working on an art doll mostly. the one i am assembling now is the practice model...the one i will keep for me. a second one is being assembled to send to a fellow artist for a swap.
her front side
i knew i wanted to make a 'cage' dress for the polymer clay doll...i have never done this before this evening. for a few minutes i wanted to give up and quit, at least for the night, so i put the wire and tools down and worked on another project for a couple of minutes. this gave me time to rethink my process of bringing all of these pieces of wire together to form the 'cage'.
wah-laaaaaaaaa! taking that little break is all i needed.
here she is with her wings temporarily places on....i just could not wait to see what it would look like. unfortunately the person i am to send my doll to lives in australia and i can not use feathers for her dolls wings....i am thinking of using some vintage millinery leaves in white.
while staring at her i wondered what she would look like wearing a mask....the hubs and my daughter like this version better.....i am still deciding. i like them both.
a few doo-dads wired to the cage. this arty girls eyeballs were having a hard time staying focused by this point after 7 hours in my studio so this is the point i left it before coming upstairs to go to bed...and an hour and a half later i am now trying to keep my wittle eyes open long enough to finish this quick post.
my husband and oldest son can decide to go to sleep and *poof* within minutes they are asleep...for me and my oldest and youngest, going to sleep is a process of winding down.
i am not completely wound down, but i am one tired girl, and just right on time. 4:30 am is about my bedtime.
i threw up my mini photo studio so that i could cover up some of the background clutter so you could see her details a bit better.
i will post pics when she is all done tomorrow. this girl is going to tuck herself in to bed before she face plants in to the keyboard.....