So, I have to say, I've not been as slackerly as it looks from my lack of posting. This spring has been pretty rough.
But, I'm stepping off on the right foot now. I've designed a couple of new patterns for the Etsy shop and with the encouragement of an artist friend that I've been spending a good amount of time with/talking to, I've gotten back into a mindset where I can start creating dolls again!
Dolls are hard for me when I'm not in an overall happy place. I can do it, don't get me wrong, but especially for projects like the one I'm currently working on, coming from a positive place makes it a lot easier.
Like the movie, The Cat Returns, I believe that an artist imbues their creations with a lot of heart and a little bit of soul. So, for example, you wouldn't want to work on 1st Birthday Gift for a little girl when you're sad and angry about everything.
I can't post pictures of my doll yet, because she's still a surprise for the person/family she's for, but as soon as the birthday party is over, I will be posting a photo journal of her at the aforementioned artist friend's request.
I just need to get her head and details done and she's ready to go, and I'm off and running!