Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Småfolk and Fia

Today I wanted to share some of my earlies dolls that I made in autumn and winter 2007. I have made more then these but didn't have time to take pictures of those and some of them is already sold.
I just wanted to show these to you before I post pictures of my new ones I have made. The fairy smallfolk magnets!

A fairy I made for our neighbors daughter. I named her Jen!

This is the angel Silvia. She was sold during the christmas fair.

Here is another angel named Tuva. She was also sold at the christmas fair.

This is stjärngossen Markus. He and Lucian Klara, (didn't take pictures of her), was also sold at the fair.

The doll below is a 16cm doll I made for my cousin.

Fia is the name I gave her. She has a dress that I designed and sewed. It didn't come out exactly as I planed but I'm pretty happy about it anyway. She also have wings that I made and the heart pendant that I made out of something called troll deg or salt deg (I think it would translate to salt paste or dough).

I embroidered the fabric heart with the words "Love me".

Friday, May 23, 2008

I was tagged!

Hi there! Adri tagged me some time ago and today I thought I would try and write something down!

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

Let's begin!

1. During summer time I like to take walks during the night and early morning (when I haven't been able to sleep) and I usually get at least one of our cats to walk with me. They really like to follow me and I really like their company.
It's so beautiful outside at that time and I love the way nature smells and sounds.

2. I'm very unsure of what my place in the art world is and I'm have trouble keeping focus on what I'm creating. I like so many different art styles and every single one of them have something special about them that inspires me. That is one of the reasons I have so many ideas but haven't made much out of them jet. I just don't know where to begin! Hopefully someday I will get the inspiration sorted out and also get it to come out and not just stay in my head.

3. When my cat Findus was a kitten he used to wake me up by biting my nose! Not hard, but enough to wake me up so that I finally would give in and walk into the kitchen to give him food, while he was walking around my legs and biting my toes! Lucky for me he stopped doing that now! ;)

4. I used to read a lot and I have lots of books, mostly fantasy, but these last couple of years I haven't read as much as I used to. I don't know what changed but now days the books I buy are mostly art and crafts books. My collection of those is so far only containing a few but I have bookmarked a lot for my wish list.

5. I played a lot of video and computer games in my teens, some of my favorite games is all of the Zelda games, Might and Magic 6-9, Heros of Might and Magic 2-5 and Banjo-Kazooie. I played lots of Nintendo games but at the moment I don't remember any more names. I also really like ordinary games like trivial pursuit but I don't have anyone to play with.

6. One of my habits is to swirl my hair around my fingers, it something very therapeutic about it and I do it all the time and mostly without even thinking about it. :)

Now for the hard part... tagging people. I read a lot of blog but I don't comment so I'm just going tag one person and I hope she doesn't mind.

The one I tag is:
Annika Dragonette

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bunny, thumbnails and unfinished paintings

Hey it been awhile again, times really seems to fly by these days. Life has been hectic these past months and they probably will continue to be so but I will try to update more.

Next post I will do the tag thing that Adri gave me.

Thought I would leave you with some pictures.
Because I like pictures!

The first pages in my thumbnail book that I started 2008-02-26. I have been drawing in it everyday since!

I made this card for our neighbors daughter. :)

Unfinished paintings. The one above I started last year and now I'm stuck at this point. Below is a painting I haven't done much with so far but I'm trying something different.

I was working outside on our porch on a warm day.

This is the bunny Daniella. She is one out of six bunnies I have made.

Leaving you with this photo of one of my smallfolks (småfolk). I have named her but right now I can't remember what it is.

Until next time,
take care!