Feb 23, 2009

Here's some stuff I made

Here's some stuff that I made over the last few months. Despite a fairly fallow, lazy season, there's always something I'm puttering around with. The past week or two I've been fighting the inertia of winter and self-doubt and making an effort to get my butt in the studio.

I'm fascinated with Mary lately. Here's a little nativity doll I made.


The latest dress. Still playing around with lots of ideas for these.




Several months ago I bought a bunch of blank canvases with the idea of playing around with paint and collage. It turns out canvas and paint are very intimidating. This piece has been sitting around in various stages for months. It was feeling blah so yesterday I added some outlining. The stem and leaves are fabric, the petals are my collaged, painted paper and the center is a bottle cap.

4 comments:

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

I love the Mary doll! I bought a bunch of (small) canvases, too, but I haven't had much time to play with them. I find it helpful to just rip random text from catalogs and books, glue them on, then gesso on top, just so that the canvas isn't bare anymore.

Sheri said...

Nikki, these are WONDERFUl. The Mary doll is just beautiful, I actually said, "ooooh," out loud. Send those Toads some love today, as you have no reason for doubt, you ARE an artist!!! I can't wait to come back. I have some friends who do fabric, I am going to pass your info on to them. WOOOO HOOO!

celeste said...

i love the mary doll...is this from a pattern? i'd love a nativity set like this!

yarnahoy said...

Love the simplicity of the flower.