5 and 100. I was doing an online survey yesterday and it dawned on me that I’ve actually been in business for 5 years now! Yep, it surprised me. Of course, we have to define “in business” I suppose. For me, “in business” means that I’ve had my business license and online presence for 5 years now, although there are long stretches of time when I really wasn’t paying much attention to it. But, hey, I didn’t say I’ve had a “successful” business for 5 years now. It’s starting to pick up, though, since I’ve been actively working on it recently but I’ve got a long way to go before I consider it really “successful.”
And the 100?
I actually finished this lovely Bride-with-an-attitude last year but didn’t get the put the final touches on her until now. I just listed her in my Etsy doll shop today. Inspired initially by the flower, I tried to make her hair look sort of like daisy petals. Inspiration after that came from the song:
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do.
I’m half crazy, all for the love of you.
It won’t be a stylish marriage.
I can’t afford a carriage.
But you’ll look sweet on the seat
of a bicycle built for two.
I don’t think she’s too happy about riding a bicycle. Probably because she doesn’t appear to have any legs. Air-dry clay, vintage wooden bobbin, wooden base with clay, vintage lace over wire for the arms and acrylic paint.
And, happily, I’m in the middle of working on another doll and have a Steampunk sketchbook/journal and a notebook in the works!
Posted tonight on Etsy–just a sampling of some of the talent on our Art Dolls Only team.
It was a difficult collection to put together because there are so many options. I’ll just have to do another one soon to highlight some of our other talented artists.
I figured that after seeing the stunning bit of needlefelting I shared yesterday (was it a dog? a horse? a sheep?!), everyone would be chomping at the bit (maybe it was a horse…) to try some needlefelting for themselves. Just think, in no time at all you could be doing some wonderful needlefelted pieces like this (from Julie Blanchette):
Actually, I suspect it took a lot more than “no time at all” for the artist the reach that skill level but you could, at least, be able to make a sheep-horse in no time at all (it’s not quite finished yet, just give me a little more time).
Originally, I planned on doing this massive post about all the various works in progress that I’ve got in my studio. I finally came to my senses and realized that A) the post would end up being thousands of words long and B) nobody really wants to read a massive post about my well-honed skills of procrastination. Plus, let’s face it, most of these projects are languishing in my studio because I have no inspiration whatsoever to complete them. That makes for a seriously lame WIP post–”Look at what I haven’t finished yet. My plan is to ignore it for several more years and then eventually cannibalize it into a different project so that you never get to see it completed.”
I decided I should do a WIP post about something I’m currently working on, instead.