I am so happy to be participting in the Traveling Paper Art Doll Symposium. This was a project started by Kitty Kelly. This is a traveling journal project. A paper doll she created and a blank journal. Once the next participant receives it you may add on item to the doll and write in the journal. You are able to write anything in your journal entry, even a made up fairytale. Which is what I did :) Then you mail the doll out to the next name on the list. I believe there is four dolls going around, all over the globe. It is incredible fun and like being a child again. Playing with paperdolls and writing fun stories! The project has caught the eye of a larger project called 1000 journals and she is hoping for our journals to be included in a documentary. It is open to anyone who would like to participate. You can check out the project at http://www.artfulpaperdoll.blogspot.com/ or http://www.papercatdesigns.ning.com/ . My contribution was a beaded bracelet and a story about her special performance in Swan Lake. I painted her ballerina dress and slippers in the journal. She also needed a name. I was apprehensive about being the person to suggest it, but I was the third person to get her and still no name. So I suggested Bella Rose. It was alot of fun.
This is a necklace I made today also. Now I need to get sewing. I have lots to get done this next week. I have been speaking with a wonderful woman named Rose is a pretty shop up near Seattle and I have a few ideas for her. I am going to blog about her and her shop soon. I am also learning how to design my own fabric. I am working on some drawings so I can send them out to http://www.spoonflower.com/ . This is a company with the most amazing idea that lets people create their own fabric. I also want to dye some of my own as well. Just busy, busy, busy, but I would not have it any other way.
And you can see what I am up against. I am trying to draw, bead, sew, work on the computer all with sleeping cats on top of what I am doing. (except the sewing, they arent allowed near the fabric :) ) So,,,, I hope you all have a creative week. Until next time,,, gail