Sunday, August 05, 2007

Flowers, Fabrics & Body Parts

No sooner did I finish Starchild, than I went to the fabric shop for a couple of supplies, and bright lime-ish green jumped into my consciousness and insisted on becoming a doll. She danced and waved in my line of vision, and I simply had no choice. Things are moving along quickly, but I'm still a little disappointed because I'm taking two online classes, participating in a journal page swap, and I have four UFOs in the treehouse (UFO = unfinished objects).

Obviously, this color was in the artistic awareness of others this month. My monthly swap packet from my friend Phyllis arrived, and there was a green mesh drawstring bag, in exactly the same green I've been using. Yesterday, I received my copy of "Odd Ball Charm," the zine done by Alma Stoller, and there was a packet of foil lined green beads - exactly the right color! The peppermint colored mohair locks are not quite what I had in mind, but I put the cluster in the photo for now.Isn't it wild how those colors all came from different places and worked so well? I bought the body cotton from Joggles, and used my very favorite stamp (also purchased at Joggles) to put the tree pattern on the body parts. The dyed green velvet and green mohair are also from Joggles, the beads and mesh bag I've mentioned already, and the two sparkly party fabrics came from the trip to Joann's.

Speaking of colors working well, look at these shots of some of our deck plants:

We bought this passionflower last week, but haven't decided on a permanent location yet. Right now, I'm just happy to watch this gorgeous plant bloom. And this color combo (above)! I just thought it was so pretty when I noticed the layer of colors and texture.
Dark leaves and bright colors (above). Pretty colors, in such simple flowers.
A lone lavender blossom, highlighted against the weathered wood.


Kai said...

I don't even know where to begin! Your new doll in lime green is already making a statement! I love the stamping you added! And I DON'T find it a BIT odd that all those things arrived from various places only to fit perfectly with your DIP! Just one more piece of proof that all things happen because they are MEANT to happen! And this is going to be another WONDERFUL doll! Now the flowers? Works of art, each one! That was my first ever peek at a passion flower! Beautiful! But I admit I love the lone lavender against the weathered wood best! Your new camera gets MARVELOUS shots!

Judi said...

Love the new doll - she looks so comfy sitting on the fabrics - even though she is unassembled. Cracked me up! Fun when everything works together - serendipity!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful colours for the doll. Sometimes the dolls insist on coming out and they definitely want certain colours.

JudiA said...

Hey, I HAVE some of that fabric, only I made a shrug for myself out of it. Love that stamp too. I am most impressed though with your flower photography! What gorgeous shots.


Bright Meadow Farms said...

That passionflower is breathtaking! And I love your dolls.

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Alma Stoller said...

Thank you so much. I am so glad you like the zine. As for your doll.....WOW!
Absolutely beautiful.