I've been reading about art blogs lately - what makes them interesting and successful, and of course, why some go south.One excellent bit of advice I came across several times is not to be a perfectionist. People want to read about what you create, but they also want to read about YOU. It's important to share what makes you create what you do, what you feel, and so on. So instead of apologizing for not having incredibly interesting techniques to share all the time, or "disappearing," it's better to just share some of the little things. So, here I am and here I go.
This past weekend, I had the privilege of taking a class with Deanna Hogan. What a treat it was, and what an absolutely inspiring artist she is.I learned so much and I enjoyed myself more than I have in ages. Deanna is a fine teacher and she has incredible patience. No wonder her dolls are so beautiful.
I want to share a special quilt that I made for my daughter Sury. She's 9 years old. Of course, the quilt has a doll theme. The center block of the quilt is a nostalgic handkerchief from Russia. I thought it was so interesting, it inspired me to make something with it. The handkerchief belonged to Sury's grandmother. I wanted to preserve it for her. Most of the fabric in this quilt is also Russian. The yellow is from the US. It's quiet and compliments the authentic