Monday, March 16, 2009

Craft Weekend

This weekend was gray and rainy so I decided to make my geisha paper dolls. The faces are images from Dover books and the costuming is made up from different papers, fabrics and findings that I have. As always I try to start out with an idea in mind but it always evolves or changes as I go along. I wonder if the way we approach our artwork is not in fact the way we approach life - do we make it up as we go along, using the materials (skills) we have available or do we follow the instructions to the letter with expectations? The older I get the more "go with the flow" route I seem to want to take, not to be bogged down with the results. When I was younger I felt the need to compete and achieve. I'm not sure my art work has gotten better with the years, its just that I seem to enjoy the results more . As they say, the fun is in the making!


  1. Beautifully done, Lori.

    It looks like we are both on one heck of an artistic and life journey. Bon Voyage!

  2. these are great! Thanks for your kind words on my blog- it IS hard to accept praise gracefully.

    I love paper dolls too :)