Recently at The Scrap Exchange, Michaela found a porcelain doll head in a bin.
“Oh, poor little thing! Do you want her?” I asked Michaela.
“No. You can have her.”
She went into my basket and came home with me.
She found new life on the top of one of my little charm jars that I keep in the art cove.
Doesn’t she look happy? I think she does.
She makes me happy. And you have to be happy in your art cove. If you want to create anything, that is.
You know that I had been making polymer clay lids for jars already…
I was making mostly birds. Then right before Christmas I was inspired by an issue of Somerset Workshop featuring gorgeous doll art by artist Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist. I tried making a doll of my own using the instructions in the magazine, only I used mine to top a jar.
I made her with a mind to give her to my sister for Christmas.
Which I did. I love being inspired by the work of others! Perhaps my little Barefoot In The Garden dolls can have thread for hair! Wouldn’t that be fun?
Women need to create things. Does it make you happy to create?
Enjoy this day.