Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Quietly - a mixed media story
Quietly - mixed media - a doll person and her chair
It seems every so often, when I write a list of 'things to make and try' - I put down: make a doll and a chair together. So, finally.... quietly came about over the past few days. That chair is simply inspired by my gouache sketches. It is not a perfect grand reproduction but its own quiet self. The doll person is made using hand dyed linen and cotton fabrics. She is inspired by the simplest primitive dolls you might imagine a girl or a woman might sew hundreds of years ago. She has a distinctive stuffed nose. I nicknamed her Spoon, as I was working on her, because of her longish neck. She has a gently asymmetric head and body on purpose, because I chose to draw her on fabric rather than make a pattern.