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.
The teddy bears’ picnic
She had fallen in love with his yellow eyes.
Two more small paintings in gouache on paper. Trying to capture late summer colours, I always feel a little sad as summer draws to an end but it holds the promise of Autumn, my favourite season.