Why am I trying this? Well.....geesh, as I'm thinking about it, I guess there's really a lot more reasons than I thought....
- First, there are a number of artists I've found through Etsy who are super duper talented and who have inspired me immensely. They've made me want to push myself in general - to be more productive, to stay on-task with my business goals. I see them doing it, and I know I'm not alone in my crazy dream. More specifically, they've made me want to try to create a more "character" kind of plush art. I love the stories behind the more complex dolls and I wanted to try something like that. In case you'd like to check them out, and I hope you do, here are are some of my absolute favorites: Marathon1981, Olive&EarthKnits, Yermits, SimpliJessi, and CaraCarmina. (I definitely have a lot more plush artist favorites in general - these gals are more "doll" focused though.)
- Second, I read a lot. In the book I'm currently reading, I came across the name "Eustace Thoroughgood". How awesome is that name?! I don't know why, but it kind of gave me a little push - the same night I "discovered" that name, I started designing my doll.
- I love little stuff. Everytime I come across an art doll I like, I obsess over all the cute little clothes and/or accessories and details it has. I want to make some. :)
- And lastly, and probably most importantly, I'd like to take my Etsy shop in different directions. I don't know, ultimately, which way I'm headed...but I never want to stop trying new things.
Okay. That's enough reasons. Wanna see what I've got going on so far?!
Isn't he cool?! His hair and beard are cut from a faux fur. And I'm also trying, for the first time, fabric paint. So far, so good! His eyes I bought specifically for him b/c I didn't have any vintage ones that were just right.
|I swear...I have a never-ending supply of assistance around here.|
And this is after I got all the limbs sewn up. Oooooooooo!!! the carnage! Hee hee - it's funny seeing a pile of mini-limbs. (Those are his ears in the front, in case you're wondering.)
And what am I watching while sewing piles of limbs....?
Ooooh, yeah. :)