Showing posts with label art and craft projects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art and craft projects. Show all posts

Monday, 1 April 2013

INSPIRATION: Cirque du Soleil

Hello! Good afternoon!

I've been experimenting with something new lately inspired by one of my many passions- acrobatics.
Amazingly daring, artistic shows of Cirque du Soleil have driven me to explore more about the art of circus and acrobatics.
I love the mixture of grace, beauty, strength and boldness with which each artist entertains the audience. How every performance keeps you on the edge of the seat, they never fail to bring out the strongest emotions in the onlookers.
Jumping dangerously in the air, diving from dizzying heights or walking the high wire, their strong yet graceful bodies that bend with such unbelievable flexibility. Beautiful and fluid movements of the dancers who communicate with a mixture of emotion and poetry along with their bright fantasy make up, vivid costumes and that surreal feel of their world all around that guarantees to suck you in completely!

I wanted to create something that expresses grace, beauty, strength, flexibility and boldness- all in one.
And here is the outcome of my first interpretations of the above words.

 First there was a mood board with inspiring pictures:

Then the dolls came out of that. Their bodies are stuffed with polyester stuffing and wire for the flexibility. 
Face have been hand painted. 

Available in from Etsy store

In two sizes, this one is much smaller:
Available from my Etsy store

And what do you think of my dolls? I am going to make them in a medium size too, and a lot more of bright colours, pink/ blue  hair maybe?



Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Owl and bunny softies

Hello and good afternoon!

I'm sorry I haven't been writing much lately.
The weather here in Scotland has been a bit crazy and although you can't say that spring is in the air tomorrow is the first day of spring- 21st of March. That surely must mean an improvement from then on Mother Nature! Fingers crossed!
Anyway putting the outdoor conditions aside- spring definitely came to my house a bit earlier.
Like everybody else I had been feeling a bit down with the cold and slush and wind all at once and decided to incorporate lots of spring and vibrant colours into my recent projects and the outcome had no doubt brought a huge smile to my face^_^

Please feel free to leave a comment. Or share your spring projects.  I would love to see them!

Here are my Spring Owls in the making just about to get stuffed:

And here they are proudly showing off^_^

You can purchase my owls from my Etsy shop

And here are the Spring Bunnies still flat and not looking like bunnies at all:

But here they definitely are 100% bunnies! Sweet and colourful!^_^:

If you like my bunnies you can find them at  my Etsy store

One more bunny with big and cute eyes in slightly more subtle colours:

Also available from my Etsy shop
What do you think? They looks so adorable sitting together on the shelf right across, distracting me!^_^

Enjoy your last day of winter!
 Bye bye ugly slushy snow-less winter!