March 17, 2014

Play date - planning

Every year I plan a play date for friends in my studio.  Since they are not artists per se, it's important for me to come up with an idea that can be accomplished in a couple of hours with a minimum of sewing, painting, etc. - so my friends are relaxed and have fun.

"Time Flies" art doll
"Burnt Edges" texture added to photo - courtesy of Kim Klassen

simple materials I have on hand - carpenter rules, small wood disc, small rectangular piece of wood, cardboard.  Rules cut to size for neck and legs; holes drilled to attach to wood

 assorted crowns and faces which I may use to embellish doll - as it turns out, I only used one crown - made out of Crayola Model Magic - not thrilled with this substance - will use polymer clay instead

 painted, stamped "head;" slipcover wood form

 add buttons and stitch around form

Now that I've made a sample, I know what works and the steps to make this small doll.  Let the fun begin!

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19 comments:

Jeanie said...

Oh, I wish I could be in your play group! I love it!

Betty Manousos said...

love your creative mind!

wish you a happy week ahead~

Indrani said...

This is a wonderful creation. Well presented with pictures.

Donna Hopkins said...

What a great idea to host a creative play date for your friends! I would love to do this for my friends, too. Your artwork is beautiful, such a great combination of textures and colors and techniques.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Once again, your creativity never ceases to amaze me my friend.

Michelle B said...

I agree with Jeanie, I wish I could be in your play group! Your project is so creative and you captured it so well with photos, it is almost like we are there too.

Lisa said...

What a fabulous, creative idea! Your studio play date sounds like a very fun activity.
Visiting from Texture Twist and Texture Tuesday.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

What a fun project and great texture too!

abrianna said...

What a great idea. Sounds fun.

Ruth Kelly said...

It reminds me of an old fashioned quilting bee where friends gathered to stitch together and gossip.

bailey-road.com said...

What a fantastic creation!

EarlK said...

What a great project for all your guests. Beautiful. Very creative.

StarTraci said...

That's awesome! I think even I could do that (which is saying something!)
:-)
Traci

peabea.com said...

Love all your originality. Would be so fun to participate. Great idea for the color also. :)

Lisa Kerner said...

How very fun :-).

TaMara Sloan said...

You are so creative! Thanks for sharing at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like fun. I am sure your friends will enjoy it.

Prairie Jill said...

What a wonderful idea for a play date! That's going to be a fun get-together.

Diana Petrillo said...

Very cool art project--wish I was a friend :)So glad I stopped by via the blog party.
Diana
Adirondack Girl @ Heart