13.1.14

Creating Marie

On my to-do-list today I wrote: 
- baking almond cookies (I didn't)
- moving the couch (I did)
- dusting (I didn't)
- vacuum cleaning (I did)
- writing (I didn't, until now when I should be cooking dinner for my starving children)
- researching website building (I did)
- washing the windows (I didn't, but my husband did - sort of)

I should compliment myself that I got half of the things done that I set out to do today. I could have easily gotten all seven of my chores done, since there was no doll making in the planning. 

However here is the evidence of what I spent most of my day doing. 


 Who is this new creature? An angel or a dancer?



Male or female?


As soon as I give them eyes, their soul appears.


Ah, Marie it is.


Giving her a bit more lips.


This is the moment when I have to stop touching her face.


Even though it's not quite done, I will leave her like this while I continue working on her body.


9.1.14

Introducing: wool sculptor Irina Andreeva

While browsing for felt creatures on Pinterest, I bumped into the amazingly talented Irina Andreeva. She is a Russian artist who makes unique woolen sculptures of mostly little girls and cats. She uses natural colors, lots of greys, that contribute to the pure and somewhat melancholy emotions of her creatures. 

Unfortunately all her social media are in Russian, so I can't tell you more about her than you can see for yourself when you browse through her photos.

I am not sure about her technique. She must be starting the sculptures by dry felting them. But there are some pictures online where she soaps the surface and rinces with water. It would explain the smooth surface.

I am curious to see if she uses wire to support the structure. As you can see in one of the photo's, the dolls are quite big.

It is an absolute inspiration for me to look at these pictures and I only feel more compelled to keep working on my own dolls.
















Copyright Irina Andreeva