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!