Friday, May 16, 2014

The Jewel Box Ballerinas - turned Art Dolls

My May baby had a birthday yesterday - and I bought her one of her favorite books, The Jewel Box Ballerinas. I decided to get crafty with it, and make her the two little girls from the story - Miranda and Mathilda.  I had a friend who suggested I sculpt the head for the girls, but after playing around with some clay I knew that wasn't going to happen!  So I stuck with what I kind of know - fabric.  I constructed the dolls OK, it was their dresses that gave me a headache!  And I had to make TWO!
I have a few more characters from other books in mind to make, we'll see if I ever get around to it!

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Calendar Post

Woo hoo!  I actually had the May calendar page before it was May!  This is seriously shocking news. So here it is. Again, not how I wanted it too look, but this is how it turned out.  I think I wanted something bolder.  I just can't get away from the style of painting the page with white paint and stamping on that as the background.
I love the quote and the wings, I guess they work together... 

I originally stopped before I painted the pink burst around the whole thing, but I think it needed more color.