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Good morning! Last night I made a little mistake on my previous post, the photos shown were supposed to be on today’s post (MY mysterious Lara part 3). I hope you don’t mind about this minor error of mine…but I think you’ll like these ones: Lara not yet wigged. Will see each other on tonight’s post, My mysterious Lara part 4.
Good evening! On this second part of my mysterious Lara, I will be showing her progression on making her wig for which it is made in a very light blond color (#613) made in a mix of synthetic and human blends. At first, I wasn’t into using synthetic hair, simply because it did not look natural to me, especially when I make Caucasian dolls. After purchasing various brands and thanks to my dear sisters, I have somewhat put this prejudice aside. This mix of synthetic and human hair on Lara’s head, is so soft that one could not see or feel the difference between the two. Also, what is great with this mix, is that you can iron it in a cool temperature. Thanks everybody for watching!
Hello art doll lovers! It has been a long time since I have published anything related to my OOAK fashion art dolls! On tonight’s post, it is finally time to introduce you to my mysterious Lara! My dear Lara was inspired by beauties from eastern Europe. She came to life last spring and is made in a mix of Fimo Puppen, Prosculpt and Premo clay. Like most of my previous dolls, she stands 18 inches tall (45,6 cm) and her eyes are handmade with Swarovki crystal cabochons. It will be a four part post, so stay tuned!
Happy Friday everybody! Nearly a year ago on You Tube, while I was trying to find new techniques to improve my sculpting, I discovered a channel specialized on the subject. There were many gifted sculptors offering tips to the general public on how to make more beautiful sculptures and one of them was French sculptor Philippe Faraut. His work is incomparable and I fell for the detail work of his gorgeous sculptures. Over two months ago, my boyfriend and I went to see another French master in sculpting, Auguste Rodin at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, where 300 of his works were displayed. Fascinated by this exposition , at the end, I decided to buy a book in modeling at the Museum shop and I could not help myself to get Philippe & Charisse Faraut Sculpting book’s Mastering Portraiture: Advanced Analyses of the Face Sculpted in Clay. Two weeks later, I purchased a second book on Amazon. His books are delightful for the eyes and so well detailed and the pictures are to die for…Anyway, I definitely recommend them and the are a must have to all types of sculptures.
Good evening art doll lovers! On tonight’s post, I will continue with my third textile project from school and this was a huge one since the goal was to create three bags with the same prints, but with few modifications with the finishing colors. The main theme was the Me, My self and I idea! It sounds big and somewhat pretentious, but It was a good way to put our personal style out there and let it speak for itself. We also had the mission to use a word that has a true meaning to us, and mine was the word FOI, this french word means “faith” or “believe”. Personally, with faith and by believing you can do everything and go everywhere and there are no boundaries…when you fall you just learn and stand up and your wonderful journey goes on…All students used a very heavy canvas for this project and I have to admit that the creative process was my favorite one. I worked with various techniques for creating the two compositions of prints: cutting, stamping, hand painting with both sponges or brushes and, of course, I was inspired by Atelier Miss Georgia’s logo, but also by my own style, since I do wear and collect a lot of scarves! Thanks once again everyone for your kindness and interest!
Hi to you all! Just to let you know that I’m very happy to see many beautiful reactions on my textiles projects! I’m deeply touched and feel honored and many more textile projects are on there way, so stay in touch. For tonight’s post, I’m leaving you with more photos of Betty and Fukiko!
Hi to you all! Here is my second textile project 2, but this time with cold colors and modeling by my beautiful Fukiko! Like the outfit made for Betty, hers is only pin in the back. The main idea was to see how the prints would turn out and how I needed to work with them for future textile projects created especially for my OOAK dolls. Hope you like it and we will see each other in my next post!
Good evening! As I said on my previous post, this second personal textile project, inspired by Haitian Naive Art painting by Pierre Maxo, would be used to make future outfits. Here is the first result with the hot colors! I don’t know what you think about it, but this outfit was made directly on Betty, it could have been another doll, but I did not think of one particularly. See you on my next post with the second outfit made with the cold colors and another doll! Thanks/Merci for watching.
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you did take a rest and enjoy spending time with your love ones…in these difficult time. I think is truly important to spend time and have fun with the ones we cherish the most! Speaking of having fun, here is my second personal textile project! I’m excited to show it to you because I was inspired with Haitian Naive Art Paintings. We call this kind of painting primitive art or an instinctive one, in other words, Folk art, since most Haitian painters are self taught. The main themes are generally the outside market place, people in the river fishing, washing or dancing and the sensual women. The painting technique is characterized by abstracted human forms and is strongly influenced by Haitian Voodoo symbolism and as for the colors, they are vibrant and hot : orange, Caribbean blue, electric green, yellow, pure red!
For a change, I chose a young Haitian painter, Pierre Maxo (1969-). He was trained and disciplined from the famous artist Gabriel Alix, who died in 1998. Alix was acknowledged as the “first generation” Haitian primitive painter. Maxo paintings are pretty close to Alix’s style, however many art critics find his work a bit more sophisticated in his use of compositions and colors. Maxo’s work has become widely appreciated and collected for several years now.
In this second personal textile project, I decided to use a mix of silk/cotton white thin cloths and hand painting them in a more watercolor way, for which I absolutely love. I went in the extreme with the colors and made two samples: one with cold colors and the other one with hot ones. I finished it all with foil paper to give a “fantasy” effect at the end. In my next post you will see outfits made out of them! Stay tuned!
Hi everyone! I think it’s important to share a little bit on what I have been doing since I have started to study textiles last August. I have completed many school projects since than. On tonight’s post I want to share with you my first textile print! It is a personal project of mine were I used an ecru color fabric made in a mix of viscose and cotton. For this print, I only chose three colors: dark green, lime and citrus, and this is due to the fact that I decided to use a screen to make the repeat by using wax paper. Since each paper represents a design and a specific color, there was one wax paper for each color. Before, I make more post of my dolls and especially of my mysterious Lara, I think it is very important to show how the “live” designs should look like…On my previous post, I have shown some of my sketch books with a few designs, but it did not communicate the “essence” of my work. For this main reason, I decided that my three next posts will be concentrated on my textile projects and my mysterious Lara will come right after. Thanks everyone!