Friday, August 29, 2008

She now has a head...

My doll has progressed even further... However, she is still a bit naked.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Here's the headless wonder again. She's been stuffed now so she has more of a figure. Maybe, I hope, by next week she'll have a head too.
I went to the Zine Cloud press release at Pocket Space yesterday which went well. The book is fabulous. You can check out some quick photos of it on Sarah Howell's blog which is on my list of Blog links.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Doll Parts

I have had the flu for the last couple of weeks so not much got done. I did, however do some on my doll for the Totem exhibition. The two long things are the legs and the odd shaped thing is the start of a body. And there's the rest of my wool too. I am hoping to finish the body this week and maybe start on the arms. I am not sure how she'll all fit together in the end but I kind of like it how her body became more shaped as I worked. This wasn't really a conscious decision, but I think it helps to show that the doll is supposed to be female as now she has a definite waist and hips and looks like girls are meant to look: fertile. What does this mean for me in relation to a self portrait? Probably something to do with the creativity and conception of ideas that are later given birth too. It's a slow process with this doll. She takes time because I am using quite fine wool and a compact stitch with a small (3.50mm) hook. Ah well, she'll get there in the end.

Friday, August 1, 2008

One of those weeks...

Not much to post on here picture or art-wise as it's been one of those "writing" weeks again. Or really, with me, one of those "writing once I've tidied the whole house and can't possibly procrastinate any more" weeks. I'm not sure how much of the writing can be used. Some times things get in the way and the point is misssed. Why does Benny have her bike? Is this useful or necessary? I struggle with beautiful and pointless things that must really be discarded for the sake of clarity and utility.