Today I came home from work to find my complimentary copy of Somerset Studios magazine, published by Stampington & Company. The Nov/Dec issue of this lovely magazine features an article about Life Book, and two of my journal pages are in there!!
I haven't had much time to sew or do much in the way of art journaling lately. I've been busy working, spending time with family, and playing music.
Last Friday we were invited to an open mic at a local brewpub (Hondo's). I was pretty nervous, but I think it went really well. There were some really good musicians there that night. I'm sure we'll be doing more of this (playing out), but we're struggling to find a name for our little group.
We've got a music night planned at our house on the 30th (sorry, neighbors). Ariah (second from left) is my music buddy, and her mom will be visiting from Idaho. We LOVE playing and singing together. I think it'll be a really good time, and I'm so looking forward to it.
Last week I started sewing a little witch pin doll, using my Hazel pattern ~ one of my very early patterns. I haven't made one of these for years, though I really doubt I'll get her done by Halloween. I'll try to work on her a little today. These little pin dolls can take as long to make as bigger dolls.
I may even get a chance to work on an art journal page, though my to-do list for today is pretty long and includes boring things like laundry and vacuuming.
I'm working on a Life Book lesson from earlier in the year ~ drawing knick knacks using my non-dominant hand.
So I picked a couple old figures I bought on eBay years ago. Not much information was included in the auction description as I recall, so I was hoping someone out there would know something about these dolls. They're not very big, the faces are sculpted, and the bodies are pipe cleaners. I fell in love with them.
Oh, and here's the drawing (each figure done separately). I'm definitely right handed!
I put in an 11-hour day today, and boy is my back killing me ~ I didn't exactly use good body mechanics while drawing the pattern pieces. I still need to get cover photos for the traditional paper pattern, but the e-pattern is ready to go. Well, maybe I should proofread it one more time.
That being said, I don't think I can stand another minute in this studio to update my website or Etsy store. I'm so done!
This is the month I play catch up. I've got most of September, and if I can manage my time I'll be able to get so much done.
And though I'm falling more and more behind in Life Book, I want to finish my Amandine doll pattern before I start working on my journal pages. But just think...if I could do a page a day, that would be so cool!
I may need to add some more viney things to this page.
I used to have a way to post to my blog from my phone, but with this newer phone it's not working. Trying this new app.
Here's a quick photo taken this morning as a test. This is a far as I've gotten with my second Amandine doll (my Hoffman doll was the first), and the instructions with step-by-step photos are done up to this point. Very time consuming!
Next comes the face sculpting and painting instructions/illustrations/photos, and then the costuming. Whew!