Time seems to have flown by since I last wrote! Things have been busy here on both the art and life front. I've got several commissions I've been working on, and I'm trying to finish the last Jane Austen inspired painting that will make up my Austen post card set. We've also been busy here with appointments and lessons-- and my little dancer's first dance competition is this weekend!
And while some of my commission works must remain under wraps, I am excited to share with you these two versions of St. Nicholas that I recently made! One was a commission using wool from the customer's own sheep (how cool is that?) and the other is a doll I made for myself so I could remember the process, and also have my own St. Nick!
It was definitely a learning process, but it was a good one and I'm very happy with how they turned out! The fur lining is faux, and the beards are from sheered wool, so these St. Nicholases are animal friendly! I even made their crosiers out of wire and burlap and added strands of rusty bells and gingerbread ornaments. (The ginger bread ornaments were things Audrey and I made over the holidays, you mix cinnamon, apple sauce and glue and then make a dough to create ornaments with. Since there's glue involved, you can look but not eat!)
In other news, the Shades of Brown show is going strong, and there's a great post by Winnie Nielsen over at the Scandinavian Folk blog! She has shared some beautiful family photos and stories, you gotta check it out!
And as always, thank you for coming here to visit me!~