I've been working away on dolls, the commissions and some non-commissions, as fast as I can. Love how the work feels now, sitting in the studio painting dolls, assembling, cleaning dolls or just planning work over the next weeks. I wish I had more time for my own work, though - it's not enough to have three-four days off from the day job each week - I feel I never have any time off to just do whatever I want and rest up, which leaves me feeling stressed out all the time. Weird! Maybe I need to organize my weeks more carefully? It's just that whenever I've tried this I plan so much work every day, that I get so disappointed at myself for not getting it done. Love my own work with the porcelain at the moment, though! So that's a really lovely feeling :) Here are some photos from this weeks work...
Test assembling the first Secret Summer dolls! There's still a little work that I need to do on the molds before I can start casting her for real - but I really love how she is looking! The work on the molds has to do with the fact that Secret Summer was sculpted out of plasticine, and really old and useless plasticine as well. Which made smoothing out her surface impossible, this means I've got to make a new set of molds - will get started on that as soon as possible! But what a fun little doll she is - so chubby and cuuute!
I'm still working on loads of dolls that I'll show soon - commissions and non-commissions. Have been busy!
I'm painting dolls this week, one layer after another. It's a slow process, I set the kiln in the evening and I can open it on the second morning after that. But it's a fascinating process! I haven't really had the time to write anything here, or do much else but doll work. It's been a nice week!
This week I also sent the conjoined "heart" twins off to their new home! I was a little sad to see them go, but so happy they have a new home!
I did a little bit of sculpting on her today, my one day off! Now 5 days of day-job work... Well, I hope that I'll get through it. Timing this post for tomorrow, so that you won't forget about me entirely.... :)
I want to make a special body for Straw, something fun about the sculpt. Thinking of what that might be!
First two dolls are high-fired, and I will start painting next week! Sadly I forgot to measure how tall she is, but she takes 12mm eyes. Lots of Myling dolls in the kiln too, they will get some paint next week as well!
I really wish I could start painting today, but I'm in the middle of a REALLY BORING week containing loads of day job work. Wishing next week could hurry up and start already.