Last week I was working on some embroidery pieces, getting ready for the Designer/Maker show at the Arnolfini in March.
This week I’ve been working on a new doll design, The first four dolls have been completed and are available in my shop. They have linen bodies in a variety of skin colours, their hair is wool and their clothes are a mixture of new and genuine vintage fabrics. Each face is individually hand painted. I wanted to create a doll that was a follow on from previous doll designs and that also related to the characters in my paintings. Colour and pattern therefor feature strongly. I have designed a single shape that I can develop in a variety of skin and hair colours to create as much diversity as possible within the one design.
Having taken a year out I am slowly reconnecting with various mediums, over the last week I have been experimenting with paper clay.
Despite being almost defeated by 2016 I am determined to face 2017 with renewed resolve. Painting and creating keep me focused and forward thinking.
During the day I’m at work creating miniature sofas for a stop frame animation TV commercial. In the evenings I try to fit in a couple of hours painting. Here are some of this weeks images.