Sunday, 12 October 2014

ALICE, PIPPO & more

Spring is here in Australia and getting very warm already.
What I love about Spring is daylight savings time, I love having that extra daylight, which I usually spend walking or in my garden, I have over 60 rose plants, about 16 camellias and various other plants, so it's keeps my husband and myself pretty busy, especially me as he's a shift worker, but I love it.
Here are some of my roses just bloomed.....



Of course, I've been working on a few things too, I've been playing with polymer clay... here's are a few dolls I made-                                                                                  PIPPO,  a cute Christmas Elf.....  he's 28 cm (11") tall

                                             

AUGST, the Jester, 35 cm (13.5")


and I've made a new cloth doll, but she's a bit different to my usual cloth dolls, she starts with a armature the same as the clay dolls- 

ALICE- DRINK & EAT ME  28 cm (11") tall






Monday, 16 June 2014

LIFE DRAWING & SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

Recently I attended a Life Drawing and Sculpture workshop with my 2 daughters, I was a bit worried about drawing a naked person, I have never done anything like this.  
I was pleasantly surprised in how much we enjoyed the day.
We arrived at 10 am, picked an easel and chatted with the model.
Our instructor made the students draw swirly lines and circles on paper while holding the pencil not how one would normally hold a pencil but as shown....... not a good hand pic but I'm sure you get the idea......
 

This way you use your whole arm to draw, we practiced for a way, a good warm up.
Then we began to draw, with some tips this is what I came up with..


After lunch we went to the 'Clay House', where we sculpted what we drew, it turned out better that I expected, now I can't wait until we get our 3 sculpts back from being fired, I will share the pics with you soon.










 






 

 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

No Brakes - Carmelo Munzone





                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Check out Carmelo's debut single, fantastic,
please like it on you tube, then click on-
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/no-brakes-single/id858365936


Android users can grab it on Spotify-
http://open.spotify.com/track/06RcRIrcsmgxXlUtAKugAi


-to review and hopefully purchase it, he needs all your support.

12 hours from it's release time it was number 10 on the R & B  i tunes chart,this is because of all the fans out there, thank you so much. 






Now we have to get ' NO BRAKES' out to the world, so I'd appreciate
if you could share his song on all your social networks, another good idea is to request NO BRAKES by CARMELO on all the radio stations, via their Face Book pages, by phone, even when you do radio and music
surveys, thanks again for your support.







Thursday, 2 January 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR






I hope 2014 has started off well for you, I spent Christmas and New Year's Eve the best way, with my family.
I will tell you a bit about what I've been up to, you may have noticed my web site is not functioning anymore,  the reason for this is my hosting company has put there fees up so much, I decided my Blog and my Etsy shop (click on 'Shop' above) will be my site.
This week I have listed 4 of my tutorials/workshops onto Etsy- Beaded Pin Dolls, Hinged Paper Dolls,  Fernando the Gargoyle and Oriana, now you can instantly download these tutorials in my Etsy shop. 


Paper Dolls



Fernando























I will be adding more over the next few months, if there is any workshop you would like to see on Etsy, let me know by leaving a comment here or emailing me at- 
michelledolls2000@yahoo.com.au




Tuesday, 29 October 2013



ANKARA

Queen of the Sky Fairies
                                                              Height- 17” (44 cm)

 



Medium- PAPER CLAY over CLOTH 
              This Workshop is divided into 5 Lessons for the INTERMEDIATE doll maker, but beginners with some sewing experience can make Ankara as well, as I will provide clear instructions and directions, all supported by many drawings and clear, full colour photos along the way. 
I will answer all questions you have during the workshop and long after the class is over- 
To order email me at: michelledolls2000@yahoo.com.au

Learn how to make the doll from scratch, how to apply the paper clay and hand paint Ankara.
How to make her clothes, wings, crown, septa, base and embellishing Ankara, attaching her hair and mounting on her stand/base. 


 
 
with all my workshops, you can Work at your own pace


Monday, 14 October 2013

NEW WORKSHOP- VALERIA

 Want to know how to make 

this CHAIR-                                     this OWL-  
                
and  VALERIA-
                                                                                              

 


       
Learn how to make all these pieces 
and  put them all together on a base

 

Very long time since I've been here, like everyone life gets very hectic, I have been very busy....
My latest project  is VALERIA, my new workshop that will be starting on Doll Street Dreamers this week-

COME and JOIN the fun, work at your own pace-

VALERIA, her OWL, seated on a beautiful metal CHAIR, this workshop includes instructions for all 3- Hope you can join me, sign up today.......
 
http://tinyurl.com/mmj4pfd

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

GETTING MOTIVATED in 2013

How is 2013 going for you all, I have had a very enjoyable few months with family and friends.
Have spent a lot of time eating (too much), drinking and laughing with the special people in my life. 
My eldest daughter, Stephanie left for Mexico and Argentina on Dec.1 and will return March 12th, for her studies, you don't realise how much you miss your kids until they are away.
Have been a little creative with my beautiful cousin Sandra (seated), we made these clay heads, which we now have hanging in our gardens.... 


-Pic.1 was my first attempt which I quite like.








Pic. 2 is Sandra's piece, she has always been so artisitic, 
so of course this is gorgeous-



this is my 2nd go, but I don't like this one very much.....

We used air dry paper clay, when dry, we painted with 'stone effect' paint we found at Bunnings.....













Anyway, I want this year to be full of new endeavors and I want to try new things, but the last couple of weeks I've been telling myself, now it's time to get creative and get myself motivated, I've started working on a new doll, will share pics soon.
I'm determined to dive into some collage art, more clay experimentation and more new art dolls.....
and I'm going to post on this blog much more so stay tuned....

By the way, why not take a class, check out my workshops running at the moment.
Click on links for more details....


ORIANA-  http://tinyurl.com/bdqo7wq



  JACK & THE BEANSTALK- http://tinyurl.com/6p6dfpx



 THE ENCHANTED TREE- http://tinyurl.com/aa7b76q

ANKARA- http://tinyurl.com/aqbtgd4
 




Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Just completed my Christmas pattern for this year-  
ANGELI Di Natale  
(Pronouced- An-gel-y De- Nut- a-ly  -translates to- Angels of Christmas)                                                                
2 Hanging Angel ornaments, 20cm (8”) Tall. They have needle sculptured faces  and are richly embellished, with quilted wings, they are quick and easy to make.                       Beautiful to decorate your home and they make wonderful gifts.
 Kits also available, Pattern is available as the 'E' and paper versions.
 
                                                     
   


 You can find my E-Patterns, Kits and Dolls at-

My Etsy shop- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=17643

My E-Patterns- CRAFTSY- http://www.craftsy.com/user/255234/pattern-store


My E- Patterns and Workshops- www.dollstreetdreamers.com

My other Christmas patterns available- from top to bottom-
MERRY MAUBLES, JOYFUL JOLLIES, THE JINGLES, POPPINS, ESTELLA, PIPPA & OLIVER


 




 Thank you always for your support.............All the best.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

X FACTOR & TULIP FESTIVAL

I just want to thank  all that supported my son on X Factor this year, he reached the Top 9, since he left he  has been quite busy, performing for various events, this week alone he flew to Queensland for a breast cancer fundraiser, he came home for 1 day, this morning he flew to Victoria for the Bendigo Cup horse race,then he flies home for another 2 events on the weekend.
Here are a links to some of his performances, if you want to see more google his name - Carmelo Munzone or search his name on www.youtube.com


 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onqRjaPmW6M

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sq4b48RUw8&feature=plcp



 




















A few months ago my husband and I went to Bowral, a beautiful town in the Southern Highlands of N..S.W. (Australia), approx. and hour drive from my place. It's a rural retreat for the elite gentry of Sydney, resulting in the establishment of many historic estates and manor houses in the district.               We had a very nice day, the tulips were beautiful, I took some photos to share with you......
 


 







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