Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Doll head sculpted from polymer clay and destined to be used as the master for a porcelain ball-jointed doll. This piece still needs ears, a good sanding, a coat of primer, another sanding, then if everything looks perfect, she goes into the mold. I work on her every time I have a spare moment, between feeding Max or reading with Azalea. I'm hoping to have her finished within the next couple of weeks.
A sketch of my most favorite people of all! I've had an image of this in my head as a photograph for awhile now. I just need to construct the bird wagon and pixie wings.
A nice sketch of Azalea at the bookstore, designing fairy houses for us to build. Its under construction, a process delayed by rain, heat and mosquitos.
The previous few days were spent in various states of befuddlement, annoyance and oddly, productivity. Too many emotions fighting for attention, I suppose. I couldn't sleep, so I stayed up really late, carving my doll with an xacto knife. I moved around like I was doll myself, stiff and wide eyed, my expression fixed in a daze. There were problems of all sorts to contend with, some with protecting our copyrights, scheduling conflicts, misunderstandings and arranging a doll meeting. Largest of my anxieties was the nervous tension surrounding my first signing of Enchanted Adornments. Which, by the way, will be at Chevron Trading Post in Asheville, NC this Saturday 2-5 pm. For some reason, I'm filled with an irrational worry that I might burst into tears or hysterical laughter, or talk non stop . I've spoken in front of groups of people countless times, yet here I am, swaying between excitement and dread. I asked one of my friends to sit with me, that way, if no one shows up, I wouldn't have to sit in utter mortification alone. Anyway, I can hardly think about it without imagining all manner of silly things happening. If you're in the Asheville area on Saturday, please stop by and say hello, it'll be fun! Plus, the store is wonderful, well stocked and totally worth visiting.
Posted by Cynthia Thornton at 12:20 AM