Monday, August 17, 2009

For Arts Sake

It has been crunch time working on trades and customer pieces. This ATC has some dimension with a folded message. I love doing ATC's and hope to get more done later next week or so.

This one opens up to reveal a message with a word for the day and other words that spin off from it.

In a swap I am in, I was to make a goddess doll for my partner. She's a Leo who likes aquas and corals. She is associated with a sun sign. I had made a toilet paper casting awhile back in a technique class and used a sun stamp as a mold. It was just perfect! The headdress has lots of tiny beads. I also made a face mold, painted it gold and it seemed to suit the goddess.

I added some feathers and beads for her body.

This was also made for a trade. The star was an applique piece that I sandwiched in with face and added embellishments with crystals. Somehow the icy blue seemed to need a little fur to make it complete.

The body was made from a skewer wrapped with batting and beads to secure it.

This is Suzan's quilt. She has such lovely bright colors! I guess you really can't see much of my quilting in this one except for the points. I ditched this quilt mostly, but used a bright neon varigated thread for the swirls in all of the stars. The ones that stand out of course are the solid looking ones with the red background.

This is Barbara's quilt. Unfortunately I didn't get another closeup of it before she picked it up. Don't you just love the colors? She likes them so much that she dropped me off another quilt to do in same colors! It certainly was one very busy week! I have another quilt on the machine calling my name now, so I must get ready for round two!


Pam said...

WOW. You certainly have been a busy gal. Love the dolls. The quilts are lovely and your quilting gives them a "special" touch.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda,

The dolls are lovely! The quilts are beautiful.


Nicki Lee said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog - I just had to come take a peek to see what you are up to OMG! I love your blog! You seem to be like me - a little bit of everything and all over the place with idea. I especially love your Goddess face and your quilts. I am saving you as one of my favorites so I can come back and spend a few hours reading through your creative talents. Hugs!
Nicki Lee

Patty Skypants said...

Holy Cow! The ATC is perfection!! xxoo Patty

Leahdis said...

Hey wnada,
The sun and star dolls/dotees are stunning. Nice job on the quilts too. good to see your still hard at it! lol.