Monday, October 18, 2010
The more things change the more they stay the same......
I just need to put something out there, I guess as a personal journal - although the whole world can see it if they choose - not that personal?
Anyway, I just have not had the time or inclination to make dolls. Remember I moved into this terrific new space, and I had room to do workshops and blah blah blah. WELL, I decided my creativity was stifled in that part of the house - it was too removed from the living areas and I would walk in and walk straight out again unable to pick up a piece of work! There are so many UFO's that I could just quietly work on to finish - but nothing!
Soooooooooo - I am moving back into my tiny workroom. Malcolm refuses to put any shelves on the wall, and the storage is all on one wall, not quite how I had it before.
So now I will see if I do get to make a doll in this space. In November there is a craft show here in Adelaide and the theme is Musicals - so I will make a Moulin Rouge type doll, because I promised a friend I would make something.
A few weeks ago, there was a doll show in the southern suburbs and I found this.......................
Many years ago I found a small Rupert bear in a shop here in Adelaide, but I did not buy it because I thought it was too expensive. So when I saw this one, I had to have him, he is about 14" (45cm) and compared to the little one (20years ago) he was a good price.
So, let's see if I can get something made in between all the work I have now I am working full time for my husband.
Also, I have come to a decision about my doll making. I will no longer make or sell doll patterns. As much as it is a great little sideline to earn money from this craft, I just don't want to do it anymore. I don't actually want to teach either! I still want to explore my own methods and create a distinctive style - which I do not have- so any dolls I make now will be just art. I am a doll artist or figurative artist or whatever...........I am still trying to find my way, so teaching others is not really logical. What do you think?