Sunday, April 15, 2012

Decking out the Dolls

During March, whilst attempting my Motivation Challenge, I repainted several dolls. Then they sat around gazing plaintively at me waiting to be dressed and tittivated.
I had wanted to make most of them clothing sets, but this is something of an issue, as I am not the best sewer in the world. In the end I delved through my collection of dolls clothes to see if anything would work out.
One of the girls I shared with you during March, although at that time she didn't have a name, which she now does.

This is Emmaline, my Sweet Goth girl.

This gorgeous girl is Gwen (which happens to be my late gma's name as well).

Next we have Tess, totally sweet and girly.

Then comes Jessie, tree climbing tomboy with a girly streak.

Anastasia comes next. She is the 'girl next door', casual but cool.

Beach Girl Lani is next. Give her sunshine and fresh air and she is happy.

Glamorous Thea glides through next. You would never see her without heels and her hair done.

Lastly we have a lovely lady currently known as Bunny (this may change.. not sure if its 'her'). She came by this name by posing as the Easter Bunny. Her dress is actually handmade by my mum from a design I created.

Here is a great group shot of the girls on Easter Sunday. The basket is polymer clay and features tiny little butterflies. It was made by my good friend Coltpixy and as you can see, perfect for 1:6th scale.

A few of the girls need a few tweaks, but all will eventually be listed for sale. If you are interested in any of them just drop me a note.

Monday, April 2, 2012

March Motivation Mashup

March has come to an end, as has my March Motivation challenge, which in all honesty was something of a fizzer. That's not to say that I didn't achieve anything, just that I didn't achieve as much as I set out to.

Which brings us to what I have learnt this last month.

I have learnt that if I set myself a challenge the universe will converge to ensure it is indeed challenging.

I have learnt that I can complete projects, even if I then can see multiple things I can change on said finished project.

I have learnt that I am my own worst enemy and critic (ok, I already knew that, but you guys didn't know I already knew that).

I have learnt that the newer (post 80's) Dr Who is really good, and David Tennant is a doll (not literally obviously).

I have learnt that Matt Smith is like fungus... he grows on you. (I mean that in the best possible way, I didn't like him at first, but now I love him).

I have learnt I tend to drop random, irrelevant comments into conversations and blog posts!

I have learnt that having PTSD and major depression is one of the most challenging things you can face on a daily basis.

And most of all I have learnt that I need to accept me for the way I am, my quirks, my faults, my talents, my eccentricities, my idiosyncrasies, my needs, my wants, my desires... regardless of how 'not normal' they may be.

My March Motivation may not have been the creative success I was planning on, but I feel a lot more centred and hopeful than I have in some time.