The best part about using an old Window to display ATCs is that you can change it from time to time. I put in my Family ATCs and some of my other favorites. I like the color of the wall to show through the window making it the background. It is a nice yellowish/off white color.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
My First Clown and will be part of another Articulated Paper Art Doll book by Mary Flower- SHELBY- the Juggling Clown
This is Shelby the Juggling Clown. He will be in the Circus Book but it will not be
the Second Paper Art Doll Book. My Second will be Fairies and/or Mermaids
Book Number One. It contains instructions for 12 major Story Book/Nursery Rhymes Characters
and 14 minor Characters. Includes instructions with each of the Characters.
1-Goldie Locks (with 3 Bears)
2- Little Girl with Her Curl
3- Humpty Dumpty
4- Alice in Wonderland (Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter and Rabbit)
5-Dorothy of Oz (Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion)
6- Little Red Riding Hood (Grandma and Wolf)
7- Butcher (Basket)
9-Candle Stick Maker
11- Mary Had a Little Lamb (Lamb)
12- Little Bo Peep (Two Sheep)
Humpty Dumpty is in my first book called "12 Articulated Paper Art Dolls" by Mary Flower.
It is the first book of a series of probably 10 to start with. I have made around 100 or more
Movable Paper Art Dolls and have begun the instructions. This first one is on Story Book
and Nursery Rhymes Characters. I am hoping to have it on ebay and Amazon shortly.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I am putting together my Story Book Characters for my first of several books on Articulated Story Book Paper Art Dolls. This is Little Girl with a Curl
There was a little girl
Who had a pretty curl
Right in the Middle of her forehead
When she was good
She was very very good
But when she was bad
She was horrid.
Notice the ribbon that hooks to her bad face. She will be in my first Book.
I hope you will stayed tuned!!
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
I started working on my mermaid doll about three years ago and today I finished her. She is cloth with paper clay sculpted over the top. I wanted her skin tone to be sea colors. She has costume jewelry for her crown. I used an old doily with fish for her bra. Her necklace is made from small rocks with a metal fish. I do not have a name for her right now but I think I will sell her on ebay.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I had made the doll some long time ago but thought it would be fun to dress her. I used and old quilt and sewed it by hand to add to the primitive nature of the doll. Stitched some felt eyes on and added a big blue tear. I think she is really sad looking and begging to be loved. Her hair is embroidery floss and her nose it just plain stitched in. She makes me laugh if she was not so sad looking. hahaha
Monday, January 21, 2013
Okay this really makes me laugh. I wanted something different with this face. It looked more primitive. I used two wooden scrolly pieces that I painted bright orange for the hair. I does not quite look finished to me yet. It needs something else but I am not sure what. I call it my Hill Billy Sun for now. This is the fourth sun I have made.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
My Precious Little Son, David passed away in 1977. I have never forgotten his smile, his warmth, his love. The early morning of the day that he drowned, he left his family some special art work. I cut it from the wall and saved it.
I will always miss him.
This is the poem I wrote for him.
by Mary Flower
No other piece of artwork in the entire world can compare
To that of my sweet son.
He is not a Rembrandt or a Leonardo De Vinci.
But his artwork is so much greater to me.
For one summer morning,
I think he knew that God would call him home
to a place where he was needed more,
To leave his mother's and father's arms empty and aching.
And leave his brother and sister to play without him.
So on an unfinished bathroom wall,
And with a few crayons,
He scribbled out his heart as if to say:
"I love you, Remember me Please"