Dolls (sisters) in the works
I didn't get as much done this week as I had hoped but did spend a lot of time learning or should I say re-learning about painting with acrylics. I dusted off some of my old art books( along with books on works by the masters) after I got fed up with having to twice sand off the face of one of my dolls.
As I mentioned before I am not a painter ~in fact painting was my least favorite art class in college and I struggled with the few I had to take. Which is rather funny now since I actually paint my dolls.
These two sisters are the results of just letting go and experimenting with a looser painting style which is even trickier than getting skin and features smoothed out. This was the first time in awhile where I got totally lost in the process and I enjoyed it immensely. I look forward to making more dolls like this~lots of texture and expressive brush strokes..
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The Auction of Cigar Box Shrines ends this Tuesday the 31st! If you haven't already viewed or bid on a shrine please visit the Auction site. All proceeds go to help Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots Organization and from what I have heard they could really use financial help at this time. Also I dont know if you knew but quite a few of the Cigar Box shrines were made by students from California~it's wonderful to see other kids wanting to help out other children elsewhere. Please go visit their site to read their artist statements and if you can please bid! Thanks!
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Lastly I came across this video via another blog and thought was worth sharing. It's a talk given by author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) at the TED Conference this year. It's about twenty minutes long but definitely find time listen to this if you are an artist, writer , musician or other type of creative person.(just mute the music in the right hand column)
Have a fantastic weekend~ I'm off to Portland tomorrow for a little fun!