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.
There’s no hard and fast definition to be found for an art doll. They can be made out of almost any medium or several different media. They come in various shapes, sizes, styles, and designs. They can be very realistic or abstract with barely anything recognizable on them. They can be human, humanoid, anthropomorphic, alien, fantasy, sci-fi, or just about anything in between. “What is an art doll?” is as loaded a question as “What is art?”