Saturday, April 25, 2009

Been Missing My Blog

What have I been doing? My "favorite" thing, of course...spreading myself too thin!
First, there is the commitment I made to complete my unfinished projects. I finished Bernice and began working on the costuming for my other paper clay doll project. Costuming is a new thing for me with my art dolls...not easy. But I forgot...
I had signed up in January for Cyndi Mahlstadt class (Gwendolyn) that started in March over at one of my favorite online shopping spots, Joggles. The class has a specific duration, so I really couldn't postpone my participation. I love her dolls and I am having a great time in the class. See the pics. And then...
I joined the Art Dolls Only (ADO) Ning Network. I am sooooo excited to be participating in this group! And not exactly being the "bench warmer" type, I signed up for my first ADO challenge - Shakespeare. For my inspiration, I chose Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" characters, Katherine (Kate) and Petruccio. It needs to be complete by May 4 and I am making pretty good (not great) progress, but having so much fun creating...but again...the costuming! I will finish the armature for Kate today. Then I needed a quickie...so
I went blurfing (i.e. surfing my favorite blogs) and bounced over to Creative Workshops, a site created by Gail of Shabby Cottage Studio. The site offers some great workshops and lots of "eye candy"! While I was enjoying my browsing, I noticed that Gail has a free gift bag tutorial available on the site!!! Perfect! Finishing the little gift bag in one sitting gave me a bit of a a sense of accomplishment I needed. (Yes I bounced over and did some shopping at Shabby Cottage Studio...you KNOW I did.) There is also a picture of my finished gift bag...thanks Gail!
Enjoy the pics and feel my frustration!
Stay Creative!
Lezlei

4 comments:

Sherry Goodloe said...

Hey Lezlei! Love the dolls you are working on. Oooooh and love the bag you made!!

Phone is recharged, but I went out and got my nails done and a pedicure . . .time for a nap. Ahhh, no, didn't reorganize the crafts in the laundry room. LOL! But the wine is sure good *hee hee*

Sue said...

Lezlei, the altoids tin doll is terrific - I love seeing work that uses unusual pieces for part of the figure! Also like very much how you have wrapped the limps - gives them a bit of a renaissance look.

The challenge piece is coming along nicely - great job on the costume (I haven't started mine yet - yikes!)

The bag is beautiful! Love the little girl and the flower "corsage" on it.

You've been busy!

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Sue...

thanks for continuing to encourage me...you are soooooooo sweet! The wrapping...I just found it to be much less pressure to wrap the limps (hehe) rather that out and out sewing.

You better get busy!
xoxoxoxo
Lezlei

Heartinmyhand said...

Lezlie, You have been busy. I love everything Sherry gave you. You are a lucky girl to have her in your life.
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment