Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dress up



I can't quite figure out what this is becoming. It's rather Victorian, bohemian, elfish grunge. Right now scraps of fabric are held in place by pins as I audition colors and patterns. I haven't a clue how to deal with the arms... add thumbs or try gloves (which will probably end up looking like potholders!)

Living consciously...

For practice: identify a troubled relationship your in and figure out what about it is negative.

This gets back to stopping the excuses, blame game, and taking 100 percent responsibility. Indeed, I still have room to improve some relationships but a few years ago I figured out a method that works for me. The relationship was one where everything felt like a tug-of-war game. One day I decided to not play anymore. I didn't quit the relationship, I just stopped pulling and maintaining the tension - I laid the rope down. Trying to "gain ground" on a few trivial issue just wasn't worth it.

4 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

I wonder if one solution to the "problem at hand" might be to have your doll holding something...

Kim said...

Excellent idea. I'll have to find something that fits her character.

Laura Lea said...

I think dolls always tell you what they want, they are quirky that way, when you work on them you can even have a very clear idea what you want and it becomes something else altogether. She is coming along well. Quilt pixie has a good suggestion. I haven't checked out your blog in awhile and thought I would after looking at the wonderful journal page you made for me when I was redoing my craft room. I'm glad I checked in and seeing your work has been wonderful. You are so talented!

Kim said...

laura lea Thanks! I can see how people fall in love with doll making. The dolls seem to develop a personality very quickly. It's been fun working with her.