Friday, February 8, 2008

Which comes first?

Finally done!Theres been much debate around here as to whether or not the acorn came before the oak and who should give birth to who(much like the chicken and the egg)This has been my obsession all week.I've been really inspired lately to try new things and have received good advice from two people I really admire,Tricia and Elizabeth.I had intended on using paper clay but that isnt going quite well for me :) so I took my first shot at needle sculpting and painting fabric. I like her alot. I wonder about the crease in her neck though. Theres no way that its going to give because I have it wired but I would have been much happier if her neck had been smooth.Her acorn cap is made from a lambs wool sweater,dress is vintage fabric and if you look closely at her she has little strands of roots hanging on her legs and arms. The baby is made from wool felt with button eyes.I thought about sculpting and painting him also but decided to go with felt in the end. I have a mushroom girl similar to this sketched out,this time Im going to use some paperclay somewhere even if I have to hold in on there the entire time! lol thank you T and E! You will never know how much you have changed the way I look at things!

9 comments:

Elizabeth Ruffing said...

Aw, that's sweet. Thanks :) I'm sure you will find something cute to make out of that paperclay. A little acorn for a necklace? ;) All the best to you and keep up the good work, Elizabeth

Carol said...

Wow!
Great job.
Why not just put a necklace on her to cover the crease if it bugs you, perhaps a string of acorns?

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lori said...

Hello there Miss Oakleaves. Your new doll is GORGEOUS! You did a fantastic job. I love her!!!
xx

Ms Frapcious said...

i absolutely LOVE her! she's so inspiring.

jillian said...

Brilliant! I love the whole idea!! You are sooo talented.

vivian said...

Wow annie! Is this your swap doll? she is absolutely awesome! great job! I was reading the other comments here and everyone loves her. someone mentioned a necklace to cover her crease. I wouldnt worry about it really , but if you are, the necklace is a good idea! YOu could do like a velvety choker with a ladybug or butterfly on it. Or not! its pretty perfect as it is!
great job!
hugs
vivian

Christine said...

You made this?? This is awesome. i tried paper clay) a few times) and I cant work with it. You did a fantastic job!!
~Christine

industrialpoppy said...

She is amazing-your work and the attention to detail is top-notch-to say nothing of the spirit captured so beautifully in the piece. I am so impressed!

 
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