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Returning to the Hobby

June 1st, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Cotton Candy

The big bad road test is looming and I began to wonder what I will be doing afterwards. Anime North and Doll North are in my rear view mirror.

Having done doll sewing again made me realize how much I enjoyed it. I want to get back into it full time alongside my art and writing. I won’t be doing sales. This is just a personal venture. If I am satisfied with the results, I will auction sets.

Art, writing, and sewing updates will be posted here as always.nIn the meantime, I have a road test to pass.

I hope you are all well!

– Rosey

Perfectionism

September 21st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Chichi

 

Perfectionism can be both an asset and a liability. First, the good! Perfectionism incurs a high standard of work to achieve for and encourages one to get better technically and to create better work. I find myself getting better when I push and push for that greater result. I’m constantly trying to see what I can do with beads and embroider and how I can push the medium further.

Now, the bad! Perfectionism can get you stalled starting a project. There will be this irrational need to have all the supplies on hand to do a project and to have an ideal environment and state of mind before starting. I find this crops up especially when I try to write. I get caught up in world building and having the proper character sketches before I even want to commit a word on a page. I know many writers have spent years just world building and not producing a single page. It’s dangerous. Fortunately, I don’t have this mentality when I embroider or draw. For me, this problem is exclusive to writing. When I draw and embroider, I’m like a locomotive building up steam. It just gets done unless I lose motivation. That is another issue all together.

The second big bad- Perfectionism can get you stuck in a never-ending project. The project will never get done because it needs this one last thing or it just constantly doesn’t look right. There were times in the past I looked at a piece and I just can’t finish it. This is rare for me though because I don’t have open/unfinished projects lying around the house anymore. The only unfinished/stalled thing in the house is my novel. I have many issues with my writing that I have to deal with. I feel I don’t have the writing ability/style/skills to commit my ideas on paper. This same feeling prevents me from starting in the first place. In contrast, my artistic pursuits just magically get done unless I run out of steam.

Creativity is a marvelous beast with Perfectionism as the harness. You’re in control.

 

— Rosey

 

The Last Unicorn Project

August 26th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Chanel - My first Pullip

Chanel is my early Christmas present and she is a Pullip. Pullips are wonderful dolls with tiny jointed bodies. Most owners tend to swap out the original body for an obitsu one. This trend is also prevalent in Blythe owners who swap out the original for a pure Neemo body. Because I just plan on having one Blythe and one Pullip, I’ll be keeping the original bodies. I am very tempted to make Victorian style cases for both of them but that requires my studio in the basement to be done. I want to display both beautiful girls in custom niches. It’s basically transforming a wooden box with a latch into a little dollhouse/niche. It’ll be a DIY project I want to do in the future- perhaps when I take time off near Christmas?

Anyway, Chanel will be my model for my Last Unicorn Project. I will be sculpting hooves and a unicorn horn. Her outfit will be in lavender. I’m going to start her outfit as soon as tonight. I think I’ll need to make an elaborate skirt which is short in front and long in the back to show off her hooves. I need to recheck my fabric because I am certain I have lavender silk dupioni for the over dress and froths of cream fabric for the underdress. This dress will definitely include embroidery and beading.

On the embroidery front, I also have Dorothy’s hoop waiting to get appliqued. I’ve re-tweaked the design to showcase the colourful characters of The Wizard of Oz. I hope to work on it intermittently while I’m getting my Last Unicorn Project underway. I still have to go to my framer and get Little Mermaid, Rococo Cinderella, Little Red, and Swan Girl framed for the County Fair.

This summer, I feel like my creativity/energy/motivation is diminished. The volatile weather has turned me into a crippled zombie. I suffer from weather-triggered migraines and this summer has been exceptionally dismal. Every day is a battle and a challenge to get things done. I consider it a good day when chores get done. Since I don’t know how I’ll feel at any given day, I set little tasks and allot more time to get things done. Most of my creative time is spent at night after the little one is in bed and sometimes if I’m lucky when Natalie naps. However, in most cases, I feel so sick I need to nap when Natalie naps just so I have the energy to run after her. Fall is almost here and my migraines are fairly gone in the winter. I’m a perky bunny in the winter time while my husband who enjoys his sunshine, turns into a SAD zombie. Natalie looks like she’s taking after her father because her favourite place is “Owww-shied” (outside). What ever will I do when winter blizzards snows us in?

— Rosey

Too many projects, too little time

February 28th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

This weekend was spent fabric shopping with a wonderful friend Ashley and her two beautiful girls. Looking at all the fabric at Quilt Junction was heavenly. Naturally, a ton of ideas for projects blossomed.  I still have 5 more gifts on the docket and a long list of future projects for embroidery.

One particular newish source of a fountain of new ideas is my little 10 month old baby girl. I have so many ideas about how to finish her bedroom. It’s still not done and is in a state of disarray. I also want to make little hair clips for her in the future mainly because my talented friend Ashley inspired me. Ashley made hair clips for Natalie and they are actually staying in. They’re also ridiculously cute on her head. The husband says I have too much on my plate at the moment. He assures me I can get supplies once my gift list is done.

There are days when I wish I can split myself into three- one to draw, one to sew, and one to write. I can never seem to have enough time to get all my creativity out.

— Rosey

Snowpocalypse

February 2nd, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Sick and recovering. Will post wips tomorrow. The piece should be done then.

— Rosey

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