Monday, March 02, 2009

day off

Look what I painted, wooden kokeshi dolls and a cigar box.

They're painted with acrylics and sealed with matte medium.

The WoodLand doll came today! I ordered her when my gran passed, to cheer me up. She would've liked this doll, as she made a few for us.

Now this is strange. I was petting Paloma (a wild mourning dove we rescued) and she was fluffing up and puffing out her cheeks, acting weird, then I came back and there was an egg in her cage! She laid another one about an hour ago. I've had pet birds for about ten years and none of them laid eggs. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Amazed, but also weirded out. I'll have to think on this.
Well, I took a day off yesterday. I haven't done such a thing in months. Seems like everyday I've worked on my book in some way or another. I turned in the manuscript and jewelry last week, which is a huge relief. Now all that's left are the illustrations and step out photos and some editing. I'll feel all free and easy, relaxed and happy. Then I can slack really hard and paint and sew all day long! I can't wait.
Ok, now I have to pack my traveling studio (which I enjoy doing for some reason) for our show in Hawaii. I love that place. But, I'll have to draw like 'I'm mad at it' as my dad would say to get us to do something with lots of verve. I can't complain about that, making journal pages in paradise! If you're in the area and would like to see all this secret stuff I'm not allowed to show, stop by our booth! Just kidding, its only slightly secret.



18 comments:

bArno said...

That bird needs to nest and find herself a MAN!! Do you still need a camera man for the release party? Let me know.

Eva said...

I love how Azalea is all "Mama, can I play with the Woodland doll?" And Mama is all "Hellz naw, that's MAMA'S Woodland Doll!"

Have fun in Hawaii--nice place for a show, that.

Janet said...

Cynthia you are the evervescent spring! Bless you bab. What a Lovely doll and what youve made is Precious! Really looking forward to your book!!
I hear its very cold in your neck of the woods now..
huggs
Janet x

Jen Schirner said...

Cynthia!!! I completely forgot about crafting on Monday!! What a disgrace to the craft world. So sorry. Looks like you did some serious crafting of your own. Your dolls look awesome. Have a wonderful trip!

Melissa J. Lee said...

I love the kokeshi dolls. A while ago my mother packed up a box of my toys she had saved all these years and mailed it to me for my son. Packed inside my old Fisher-Price farmhouse was the little kokeshi I played with as a girl. He's certainly not as beautiful as these, but I have fond memories of him, nonetheless. I'll have to post a photo of him on my blog one of these days.

Cynthia Thornton said...

Brian-
You are so right! I'll set her free once its warmer and easier to find food. Too much snow. She'll die! You will be the camera man when the event happens!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hey Eva!

That girl loves the Woodland doll! She wants her for her very own, to take to Hawaii and to the playground....I said no, of course.
It's mine, after all.

Cynthia Thornton said...

Janet,
Thanks! Azalea loved the dolls! She's such a good girl. I can't wait for my book to come out too!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Jen,
I forgot too! What were we thinking? I had kokeshi dolls on the brain, and I don't know what you were thinkin' about!

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Cynthia Thornton said...

Melissa,
I would love to see your kokeshi! I love the traditional ones. Have you seen the ones painted by all the underground artists? Really fun. They are a little addicting to paint. I meant to paint just one....

Greatbatch || Studio said...

They are really great,and your daughter is so cute.

Tom said...

I bought a little Munni at one of the gallery shops. Haven't painted on it yet. Too busy getting ready for the con season. I've got two shows in April.

Have fun in Hawaii!

Hollypop said...

hey cynthia! do you mind if i pinch that picture of the plush i made you for my blog? :) x

Cynthia Thornton said...

Greatbtch- thanks! My girl is sweet!

Tom- I can't wait to see what you do with your blank! Hope you have a great con season!

Holly- sure! I love that doll! And you can see my girl does too!

Dawn said...

Wherever did you find that darling Woodland doll? I've googled and I can't find anything like it. It's just darling!

Cynthia Thornton said...

Hi Dawn,

The Woodland Doll is a custom doll from Holly Stanway, here is her site:
http://www.alittlestranger.com/

Jeremiah Ketner said...

Wow Cynthia, those kokeshi dolls look fantastic. I bet you had a fun time making them. Did you use Acrylics? Love them...