I love your paintings. A while ago we had the " living with a bear artist" thread going and I so wished I could draw. well I can but do small botanical stuff mostly. I could see some of the coments "in cartoon". I love beading. And still have a great love for dress making. Sure you can find cheap clothing but sometimes just feel like something different.
While on my bear break, I'm learning to quilt. My Auntie Sue, who has made over 100 quilts (many have been auctioned for charity) is teaching me. Here's my first, a baby quilt. It was supposed to be for my grandbaby, Sullivan, but I'm making another for him. This one just isn't good enough for Sully.
I so wish I could paint and draw but my skills definitely don't lie in that direction. Your paintings are great Rita and I love your quilt too Patty. Log Cabin is my all time favourite quilt block.
I'm on a bit of a bear making sabbatical at the moment and have been cross-stitching, card making and making clothes for my blythes. I am having so much fun using a sewing machine and may even extend to making some clothes for myself!!
These are the first Blythe outfits I sewed - these are really basic - as I hadn't used a sewing machine in years. I'm working on some new designs to sell on etsy.
I dabble in graphic design in my off hours, like Jane, and in fact just this week received from various printshops all the paper stuff for my new branding -- hangtags, business cards, and Certificates of Authenticity.
I'm also all about the ATC. I trade at www.illustratedatcs.com, mostly, but also on www.atcsforall.com, and am also a member (not active at this time, simply due to time constraints) at www.mailartworld.com. This is a triptych I painted in watercolor a month or so ago, which was split into three separate artist trading cards.
Roxanne, great jewelry. I especially love the clown pendant
I'm noticing how many bear folk are interested in the Blythe/Pullip/BJD craze (see it on Flickr). I have a Blythe, 2 Pullips, an MSD (16 inch) BJD and Paulette' Goddard's bunny BJD (she fits Ginny sized clothes). I haven't started making clothes for them yet, or photographing them. It's only a matter of time, I guess.
It's not easy to sew little tiny clothes. More difficult than little bears, I think. Maybe because the mohair is stiffer than fabric. Ellen and Melissa, your little clothes are adorable. Melissa, I'll keep an eye out for your clothes on Etsy.
Shelli, I keep up with your ATC's on Flickr. Amazing work !!!
I used to do chilfren's portraits on commision and am working on one of my grandson for his mum for Christmas. I also make christmas ornaments and dabble in jewelry. I'm not going to post it all again as most have seen my things. I have some jewelry in my etsy shop, if anyone wants to peek.