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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Art Dolls

A new artistic form for me but the possibilities are now endless!  I am using everything from Celuclay to paper mache and from Styrofoam to dowel rods.  I am scouring the thrift stores for items to use and using buttons, beads, wire and anything else I can find to create these one of a kind pieces.  They are fun and whimsical and I'm having a blast creating them!

I started out by making pumpkin heads from Celuclay and Creative Paper Clay.
I also make a cat head because I love cats. 

At this point I had no idea what these would turn into so they sat on my work table until I went to a thrift store looking for something that I could possibly turn into a body.  And this is what I ended up with.  I ended up gluing candle holders upside down to bases.
The one on the left would eventually become the cat's body and the one in the center would become the body for the juggling pumpkin head man.
I created the body using wire, batting and creating my own pattern for the outfit.
I'm not completely finished with these two but I'm getting there.

And here's a sneak peek at two more I'm working on, again still works in progress:

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