Friday, May 15, 2009

Beautiful distractions

The following is a collection of distractions that has cut my work time down. Spring flowers, my vegetable garden, the warm weather.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sketchbook

I admire people with beautiful journals, and sketchbooks. I often draw and sketch on paper taken right out of the printer. The only flat surface not covered with a project (at least most of the time) is the small space in front of my computer. It is also one of the only places to sit down.

I sit there and listen to podcasts or music, and write down ideas as they pop into my head.This is where I keep them.

When I work on something I check here first. I have been working this way for a long time. I even write my artist way pages out on notebook paper loose pages that I grab from a pile.

On upcoming page I will show how I turn a sketch into a paper doll.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

First paper doll e-pattern

I am making some of my paper doll patterns available in my Etsy shop.
I am planning to feature lots more. This first one is an angel paper doll:




With this pattern you get;
-One line drawing pattern to cut and color as you please or to use as a collage template
-Two versions of the paper doll in full color to print and put together.
-Instructions for putting the doll together, plus tips and ideas.
-There is also a completed picture of how the finished doll should look, and a short supply list.

This is easy to put together and is good for gifts and swaps. I also put a notice on this one that you may sell your creations if you like.

Within 24 hours after purchase, a link is emailed to you so that you can download the pattern and print it from your computer.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New plan

I am thinking about by paper doll ACEOs wanting to do something else with them. Maybe display them or put the in a book. I'm not sure. I don't know what to do next. I have taken them out of my Etsy shop because I have created new backgrounds and ribbons for hangings.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ideas i have been playing with

I have been playing with silhouettes and positive and negative space:



I'm going to try this with some of the drawings I have in my sketchbooks.



This one is a combination of pieces from other drawings.
I used Photoshop to fill in line drawings and cut and paste the pieces into a picture. I want to work this concept into a paper doll.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Story telling

I have been listening to Eric Maisel's pod casts on creativity. I am especially interested in his take on making meaning.

I want to add more meaning to my paper dolls, or at least include some of my thinking and process in the finished product.

Here is one of my latest paper dolls:



a close up:



her purse:
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