Briefly – as there is much to cover today – the very first print pattern is in the shop. I’ve turned the tiny rag doll sewing pattern into a 16 page hand illustrated booklet accompanied by three pattern sheets.
It’s the first day of fall – it doesn’t feel like it but it will by Sunday and I’m looking forward to it – it’s been an airless summer in NY. I got an excellent dose of forest, air and space at The Squam Art Retreat and so did mr. socks. I also came back with lots of creative energy – I love watching people move through their process and getting glimpses into their imaginations. I taught two experimenting with dolls workshops and was impressed by the willingness to truly experiment and try things – to pick up a thread and follow it. It certainly isn’t easy but can take you to interesting and unexpected places. I’m deeply grateful to everyone who participated for their willingness to be open and vulnerable – I loved being part of it. I’ve shared many dolls below and some were still being worked on – I hope to show you those soon- good things were happening…..
Sondra’s enchanted fish
Autumn’s gentleman moth –
“my name is Cedric Randolf. i am a moth, I fought in the Boar War. i am quite wise and quite old. in one eye i have a cataract, with my other eye i see only goodness”
Rabbit Girl (in process) by Tricia
The moon – and all her phases…. by Jaime (fancy tiger crafts)
Vanessa’s Edwardian lady
(lots more photos after the jump)
Bernice’s Sun Worshipper
From the top left – clockwise – Lisa’s folk fairy,Fiona’s tiny prince, Collen’s dancer and Margaret’s lacey rag doll.
Kitty’s woolen forest nymph
Anna’s forest dweller – anna get’s a special creative bravery award for tackling drafting a pattern for a 3 dimensional jointed creature and making it happen. In a day.
Carlene’s deeply detailed Russian folk doll
And Anie’s charming rag doll. She also made a quilt – for naps and picnics.
Mores dolls soon I hope and also another Squam follow up post regarding outfits and lunch…..