Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ATCs

So my good friend Denise (Dlynneartdolls) turns me onto these ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) and I must say I am having a lot of fun making them! What a great way to be crative with all kinds of mediums! Some are funny, others are serious as you can see!
I've mostly been doing collage type ones with different papers, stamps, punched out designs that I sponge paints on. Different ribbons and textures really add to the dimension on them too!
I do plan on trying some painted ones soon. It has been a while since I picked up the brushes and paints and I'm looking forward to getting back into it again along side of my dolls of course!
If you are artistic in any way I recommend trying these cards out. It is a great way to meet other artists and you will end up with a nice collection of cards from all different genres and locations around the world. There are even swaps for just kids so it is also a great way to get the kids creating too!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm still here!

Well, it sure has been a while since I popped in here! Spent last week goofing off while the kids were at camp. But, now it is back to work and the break was nice. Just finished this little 7 inch sweetie and she is listed on ebay now. She is darling and sure to find a good home!
I knitted her little outfit and was pretty happy with the results for being a brand new knitter! The romper was pretty easy and then I winged it on the hat for her.
I am going to modify the romper so it can open in the back. I am really enjoying knitting and find it is lots easier on my hands and wrists. Besides all that I love the way it looks! Jessica seems pretty comfy in it! Hoping to get over here more often. Sometimes as an artist I get so caught up in my creations I forget to share them! Right now I am working on a super cute happy face that is sure to be a winner! Also going to get started on a romper for it so that will be ready when the doll is! Thanks for dropping in as always and happy creating to all my fellow artists out there!