I decided that with this post I'd let everyone in on my creative process when I'm starting one of my dolls. Firstly you have to know that I have a lot of fabric. A lot. A whole lot. I don't think I've ever passed up an opportunity to acquire fabric. I've even been known to wake up from a dead sleep and realize I don't have, let's say, green fabric and stumble to the computer and log onto fabric.com or batiksplus.com or any number of sites and search for "that perfect fabric". Eventually I realize how crazy that is and just power down and go back to sleep. The true madness, however, is knowing that if go back to any of those sites in the following days, my cart has been saved and all I have to do is press that BUY button and it will arrive at my front door sometime soon.Anyway, back to my creative process. I'll stand in front of my wall of fabric and decide which colours to pull. In this case, I was thinking about the blue rainbow doll, so I pulled a bunch of blue fabric. Then I got out some beads and threw those around and then added some yarn and mohair.
So, I mix things up a bit, try to imagine what it is that I'm trying to create and this is the finished product.Her hair is dyed blue mohair, her outfit is made with blue batik, her knees are round brocade beads, and her neckline and cuffs are Austrian glass beads.
Here's a closeup of her face.
And here's a closeup of her tiny little waist.
Next week I'm going to show the process from start to finish with an entirely new creation and I'll also be adding a photo of the entire rainbow collection.
So, stay tuned.