Monday, April 16, 2012

April Showers . . .

The day has dawned dark and rainy.  Thunderstorms rolled in here about 5:00 this morning, just before I turned in.  So, it's a good day to do things around the house.  Or even work up some new patterns for bears.

My sister picked up this little parasol (umbrella?) at an after Christmas sale -- it was a tree ornament.  It has been stting on my desk next to the computer just waiting for a little bear to come along and use it.  April showers bring May flowers.  What an opportunity to grant this little gem its wish.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Good Idea???? Not Always.

I always seem to get the best ideas when I'm lying in bed at night, trying to fall asleep.  Then, when I wake up in the morning, I forget them.  So, I started to keep a small notepad by my bedside so I can write down all these good ideas.  But, somehow, in the morning, when I read them I wonder, "What was I thinking?"

Anyway, last night I actually worked out a good idea for the Little Red Riding Hood flip doll.  I decided that Red's face will be sculpted from polymer clay.  I haven't worked in polymer for awhile so I am hoping it will be like riding a bicycle -- it wll all come back to me.  Expect to see some "work in progress" pictures soon.  

A Spring Bunny and Some Thoughts for New Work

This is Esther, a little Spring bunny who is available for adoption in my Etsy shop.


I am deciding whether my next project will be a little mink bear which will be called Ruthie Rae, a Little Red Riding Hood flip doll depicting Red on one end and Grandma and the Wolf on the other or a Goldilocks and the Treee Bears flip doll wth Papa and Mama bear on one end and Goldilocks and Baby Bear on the other.

Hope everybody had a Happy Easter or Passover.