I am a self taught artist, a wife, a mom, and a grandma.
Watercolors, pen and ink, graphite and acrylics. My favorite themes to paint and draw are flowers, landscapes and seascapes. The size of my works range from ATC size, which is 2.5" x 3.5" to 11" x 14".
I also enjoy quilting...in size from mug rugs up to lap size quilts.
My etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/angiesplace
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I have recently started back sewing after a 30 year break and have discovered I like making dolls. I discovered Dotee dolls at Swap-Bot and after some research and little tweaking, this is what I came up with.
The standard dotee has a felt face with an embroidery eyes, nose and mouth, and no hair. Also a hanger and a tail made from ribbon, beads, etc..
I go back and forth between a flesh color knit cloth face which I draw the facial features with Mavry markers and a paperclay face that is molded and I use watercolor pencils to color the face and add facial features. Then I spray the paperclay face with a fixative. I also like to attach my faces with size 11 seed beads instead of the standard embroidery thread.
I prefer hair on my dotees...it frames the face! Hair on this particular doll is fun yarn. I love it because it can have that wild sexy look or depending on costume like I did on one, a little messy haired sweet child.. What do ya think? I have also used the Lion's Homespun, that thick wavy yarn, and it looked great too.
My hanger is usually beaded on metalic cording and I like to bead the tail.
I am hosting a Holiday Best Dressed Dotee Swap on Swap-Bot and this beauty is on her way out west to live with Willow. She is the 5th doll of this sort that I've made and I think the prettiest thus far. She looks so full of herself doesn't she?