Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In my sketch book

Ok so i have sketchbook's galore yet have not one complete, so I am going to try my darnedest to fill an entire book with what I will call artistic discipline. I feel the need to train myself to not only stimulate my creativity if possible on a daily basis but also fight the procrastinator in me and eventually hold an entire work in my paint bespeckled little hands. I admire so many artist's who have volumes of work and so here I go with mine. Oh and since time has always been a giant factor in my willy nilly ways, I'm going to try to give myself 30-60 min max so I can motivate myself to squeeze art in as much as possible! Aaaand page one starts with me watching Emma and admiring the dance and all the lovely gown's and here's my take. 
 Happy( and hopefully an artsy) day to you!

Friday, December 12, 2014

An Ode To Dottie Angel

Oh Dottie Angel how I love your cheery, comfy, colorful frocks!
So much I admire them that I will try with all my might to make my own, with my limited sewing skills( as I just snip and sew on the fly) . 
I try to wait patiently for that day ( hopefully soon) when your patterns make their grand debut... But alas.. Until then I find that I am constantly tempted at the  Store Ala Fabrique ( totally made that up- aka: The Fabric Store) and all its bolts and bolts of vintagey florals, calicos, and other goody goodnesses ! 
 I finally just give in, purchase my yardage, then carry on to the Casa where I rummage through my stash of real vintage textiles, laces and notions and then plunk down all on the studio floor and let the vision (albeit simple)begin. 
Add an unusual pocket made from an old  fabric sample and a wonderful handmade lace collar from my Grammy ( I attached it with snaps for careful wear) and I found I was pleased as punch at my not so pretty as yours but uniquely me and wearable frock of my own. I shall wear it proudly and think of you , and thank you indeed for your inspiring way's and wares.
 Oh so sincerely, Dawn

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sweet face in clay

Here's another little character I made in clay that I find to be so soft and sweet in features that I know she was a kindly Queen who won her Kingdom over with her rosy cheeks and abundant wisdom.... Ok I may have gotten a little carried away with my clay but I really enjoyed making her anyhoo! Happy Tuesday!