Monday, February 21, 2011

Doll making dilemma

Hhhmmm, so the New Year is off to a flying start as far as freelance work is concerned, have hardly looked up from the Mac. After being unable to earn money for so long last year after the injury, this is really good news.

When, like today, I finally get some time to myself (7 day working weeks are the norm right now) I just want to zone out and do absolutely nothing. Indeed that's what I have planned for today. I really need to concentrate on getting a new illustration folio together, that has to be my next spare time priority. So where does that leave the dolls? Definitely taking a back seat for now unfortunately. There is just no time.

Another dilemma is the fact that I am leaving North Wales to move back down to Buckinghamshire in April. I will be house/cat sitting for friends and so will have to pack lightly. I am starting to realise that this isn't the best time to start trying to master making clay dolls or BJDs. It's hard shelving something I had so much enthusiasm for only a few months back, but I just won't have the time.

I think I will be taking my sewing machine and a huge laundry bag filled with calico, fabrics and trims away with me and will stick with cloth dolls for the next 6 months until I move into my own space or simply have more free time to concentrate. I will use paper clay to model faces, feet and hands as usual, so will be more within my comfort zone. Then I feel I can pick up a doll and work on it when I have a spare hour.

Not sure why I'm rambling about this on my blog, just trying to get the plan straight in my head, and let any puzzled readers know why there are so few posts lately and no new dolls!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mr Tixi Pickles


Rather hilarious photo of Mr Tixi Pickles, taken by my nephew Jamie :o)