Monday, November 30, 2009

Sources of inspiration

You never know where you will find inspiration. I try to take my camera with me where ever I go, so when I find something that grabs my attention I can record it. There are no lack of opportunities to find inspiration: a trip to the zoo, a chance encounter with a butterfly, a mind bending display of fire spinners, my daughter's band warming up at sun down... who knows when those images will find their way into art or in what form?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fabulous Art Dolls

By now anyone who has been reading my blog is aware of some of my small contributions to the world of art dolls. Etsy has teams in every imaginable category including one for art dolls. Here is a small selection of dolls made by some of my teammates. One of the things that never ceases ot amaze me is the wonderous variety of materials and techniques that are used in the creation of art dolls. Some really do look a lot like dolls, but as often as not they are really just sculptures on a very small scale.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fun with the Fae, or My Adventures at Faerie Con

As I mentioned in my last post I spent this past weekend as a merchant at Faerie Con. This was the 3rd Faerie Con, I attended the two previous Cons as a day tripper, which was fun, but nothing in comparison to being there all weekend and being part of the show, well as much as a merchant ever is.

My table was in the hall outside the ball room, which allowed us to listen to the balls as well as the bands warming up. The amount of creativity all gathered in one place was quite staggering. Not just from the various merchants, but from the attendees as well. Costumes ran the gamut from Tinker Bell tee shirts and jeans to some of the most elaborate gowns and wings I’ve ever seen.

The highlight of the weekend may have been a short but potentially meaningful conversation with the production manager on Saturday afternoon. We briefly discussed my work and some possibilities for next year. As the year progresses and things become more definite I will undoubtedly share more information, for now let me just say that I have several new areas of inspiration and can't wait to get to work on my new ideas.