Last weekend, I found a really truly true Art Store in Athens called The Loft. Had a wonderful time there. And below is one of the several skinner blends (polymer) which Kitten showed me how to get that same day ... on the pasta machine, of course.
I love that blue and brown together... that's Kitten holding the blend, hot off the (pasta machine) presses there. Before I shaped the blue and red (not posted here) a bit, Kitten called it "Shiva's Tongue". Which -- despite the gruesome sound of it -- gave me another idea... but more on that another time.
These blends are destined to be dresses on a series of little dolls, now lying in wait for their turn in the oven. I'm chomping at the bit to finish it all and post asap so I can get suggestions on how to do better! Alas, it will more than likely be the weekend before we can see those results. Work, work, work...
but till then, here are Me and Me Too -- the first dolls I ever made that I'd told you about on a previous post. Me is on the left, the girl, and Me Too, on the right, and the boy.
These little honeys were based on an actual set of six year old fraternal twins I knew, Jessie and Cody. They are grown now. And when I say grown, I don't mean they're big kids. I mean they are adults.
And before I forget! Let me share with you the mystery that is RENDEZVOUS, now going on which has plenty of Art Shenangans going on with it. This is what I found waiting in the mail today. Cool, eh? This came to me, courtesy of my pal femminismo.
Yes, indeedy, I am picking up that gauntlet and you can read about Rendezvous here.
It's just what's needed to pull me out of the last vestiges of winter doldrums. That and a tornado...! Yes, the weather here was pretty squirrelly all last night. Mother Nature flexing her muscles. Above the Mason Dixon line, there are blizzards. Here below that line, we have tornadoes and hail.
Speaking of squirrelly...