6th Sense One of a Kind Art Doll- The Love of Trees

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I’ve just finished a new 6th Sense One of a kind art doll: ‘The Love of Trees’.

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She’s 16 inches/42cm tall.
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I sculpted the face then cast and painted it.
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She’s a combination of weaving and knitting.

Above the trees is a mylar mirror.

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Like all the other ‘6th Sense’ art dolls, she has 6 Canadian pennies that are a metaphor for coming to our senses, common sense, and the 6th Sense, which is actually a combination of intuition, inspiration, imagination and integrity.

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6th Sense Woven Woman Art Doll- The Light of Courage

Here is my latest ‘6th Sense’ Woven Woman one of a kind art doll: The Light of Courage:

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The 6th Sense is actually 3 senses rolled into one: Intuition, Inspiration and Imagination.

We all need our 6th Sense to be working well these days, which is why I am making one of a kind art dolls in honor of our Sixth Sense.

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The pink wire star was made using the Star loom that I designed for Dewberry Ridge looms: Link

The copper wire behind the wire star on her forehead was woven on the potholder loom.

Her face and hands are wooden.

The star over her heart is copper wire that I crocheted:

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Because tatting is so contemplative, I have added some tatted elements that I tatted, using tatting shuttles that I made for myself:

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I wove the Dragonfly on the Dragonfly loom that I designed for Dewberry Ridge Looms: Link

The 6 pennies = 6 cents= a metaphor for  The 6th Sense

I wove the fabric for her on 3 small looms: Inkle, 4 harness Structo,  and potholder loom.

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I made wooden butterfly wings for her back:

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The butterfly wings and dragonfly on the front are symbolic of transformation.

She is 16 inches/42 cm tall by 7 1/2 inches/19 cm wide by 3 1/2 inches/9 cm thick at the base, tapering up to 1 1/2 inches /4 cm thick at the top.

 

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A small video of all the Inktober drawings together

I made a small video of all the Inktober drawings that I did for this year’s challenge:

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#inktober2016 draws to a close – Days 23 to 31

Here are the drawings that I did for Days 23 – 31 of #Inktober2016:

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Inktober was a pleasure.

Won’t you join me for it next year?

Get out your sketchbook and some ink…. and start drawing!

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A week of #inktober sketches Days 15 to 22

This has been an incredibly busy week, so I have just posted my inktober drawings to facebook:, but haven’t blogged them.

So, here is a catchup post: Days 15 – 22  of #inktober2016

Day 15:

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Day 16:

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Day 17:

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Day 18:

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Day 19:

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Day 20:

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Day 21

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Day 22:

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I find that participating in challenges is a very rich experience…. sticking to a promise that I have made to myself is very good for flexing the commitment muscles.

And, a pattern language emerges that leads to other creative expressions.

So, even though these tiny drawings are obviously done very quickly, and some of them are certainly less than stellar, it’s still worthwhile to continue the practice.   I enjoy seeing how  thoughts, feelings, contemplations, the books I am reading, the other work and life in general is reflected in a few little lines  and splashes of ink.

Yes… a worthwhile practice indeed….  🙂

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Woven Women- Laura

At the beginning of July 2016, my dear friend, Laura Cameron commissioned me to weave a Woven Woman Soul Portrait of her.

I have now completed the tapestry, and truly, there was love in every stitch!

It was more than 3 months of intensely hard work, but oh, my!  What joy to create it!

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Here is a video I made of the tapestry before it went home:

It has been deep joy to weave this tapestry! I feel blessed 🙂

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Wooden Doll Pauline meets a London Goose

Yesterday, Miranda,  Siobhan, Coco and Thallie were wondering about their friend Pauline, who has moved to London with her Human…..

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They were thrilled when Pauline’s  Person kindly  sent photos of Pauline’s outing in one of the parks in London.

Pauline began with a little exploring:

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and then ambled off to the pond, where she caught the eye of a Canada Goose:

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Hmmm… Small Person, do you have food?

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Are you potentially a meal?

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Neither.   You are a disappointment to me.

All Pauline photographs are copyright Kennie Wittebrood and are used with her permission.

 

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Story Door Dolls- Coco loves music

Tiny Coco loves music:

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She was so excited to go to see Jim and Michael playing last week:

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She enjoyed telling Miranda, Siobhan, Thallie and Pupster all about it:

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Miranda and Coco chatted about how much they love music:

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While Siobhan told Thallie about her adventures at the Symphony:

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They all agreed that they enjoy getting out to a good concert.

Miranda sighed, and said that she hasn’t been anywhere interesting lately.

They all gazed at the tiny vintage postcards a friend in England sent them last year:

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And wondered how  Great Traveler Pauline is enjoying herself in London…..

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How to make a wreath with woven flowers

A wreath is a cheerful and welcoming thing.

Here’s one that I have designed to be made with flowers woven on the Thumbelina loom.

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I used autumn colors, but you can make it with colors that match any season.

Feel free to use as many flowers and leaves as you would like.

I made the wreath by tying the vines shed by a weeping birch tree.  I gathered them up, and shaped them into a circle, then wrapped the circle with thread to hold it together.  I added a twisted wire hanger at the top.

And, here’s how to make it:

Happy Weaving! Enjoy making wreaths 🙂

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How to weave a tiny toy bunny rabbit

Yesterday, I showed a sketch of a tiny toy bunny rabbit that I designed.

Here are a couple of them:

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I have just uploaded the video for how to weave the toy bunny on the Dewberry Ridge Thumbelina Loom:

The bunnies are about 2 1/2 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches tall.

They are quick and easy to make and fit in a pocket or would make a great stocking stuffer.

Happy Weaving!

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