Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The colony

Down in the studio 'the colony' continues to grow. Piles and piles of soft toys that need love and a new lease of life and identity. I am making ceramic faces and also painting canvas faces to add to them. I add interesting finds... such as jewellery and retro fabric/lace to  help 'form' their new identity. I like it. It reminds me of reincarnation. I love the sense of newness and promise I get from forming their new lives. Each one has a character to form.
Some I make from scratch...from favourite clothing the kids have outgrown The pictures below show a creature made for Ella from her old spotty stockings and my favourite polka dot tee-shirt. Such fun. SHHH! I even find myself talking to them as I make them.

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