As I only have one week until the show opens and have started to think about studio work following the show, I thought it would be fun to add some slots for commissioning a Secret Summer to my Etsy shop!
Have a look if you are interested in buying your very own custom made porcelain Secret Summer or Secret Summer Chibi :)
I'm showing my dolls and some illustrations at a gallery called 125 Kvadrat here in Stockholm! The show opens on February 13th, 12 - 16. All of the dolls and illustrations on display will be for sale at the gallery!
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Spent the weekend in the studio making new plaster molds, while waiting for kilns to cool. Making plaster molds is so intense, and so extremly messy, I love it. Love the feeling that I really get something done, covered in plaster and studio dirt.
I have finally completed making the new molds for Bug, so when the molds have dried I can start on her for real! I'm also making molds for Pancake, my tiny faun.
Unfortunately I had another idea for a doll that I want to make, but I will NOT start on anything new just yet! Will keep that as a treat for myself, and get started on new projects after some of my current WIPs are completed.
Often I get ideas for things when I see "trends", then I have to make something rather opposite to that.This is something thing that I have discovered and noted about myself quite recently, that I'm quite a contrary person. Maybe that's a real killer if one imagines making a living selling things that one makes? Can't help it, though! For instance I can get really annoyed if I hear definitions of "beauty" - that it is supposed to be symmetry, or eyes spaced far apart, or a small chin, a big head and a super thin body... Then I have to explore the exact opposite, and make a chubby doll with an asymmetrical face. Why? I never thought of myself like that, but when I think of it I have always been like this.
Not saying I'm an innovator or anything, I just seem to have to do what ever I think of - could never make a doll just because I thought it would be popular. But maybe I should? Maybe I should give myself that exact challenge, and make a super-super thin doll with a very symmetrical face, eyes spaced far apart, small chin... and make her really, really sugary beautiful?
Making Bug do some action sequences! Fun to bring her to life.
I am thinking that I'm about ready to start drawing the story of Bug. That is a scary realization! But I can't seem to find any reason not to start on the story for real, Bug is so much fun to draw and paint - and so far she does what I tell her, like a good little character! I found a fun way to write down the story, and I have to get through that before I start drawing for real. I don't want to write down everything, as some things are meant to be told through pictures only. And I don't want to get stuck on the writing - it is just a "script" to get the story down and then move on to doing thumbnails from that. Still scary!