Saturday, October 6, 2007

Mermaid On A Rock

In my last post I mentioned having a few things in the works. Well, I finally finished one of them. I've been fighting a cold and haven't really felt up to doing anything but I'm better now and was able to finish one of my projects. This one is from a pattern called Mermaid On Rock designed by Susan Barmore of Frowning Francis Folk Art Patterns. What's interesting about working with this pattern is it is all painted and the parts are assembled with glue. Another thing I found interesting is the face is actually 2 parts. One part is a regular pancake style face pattern. The second part consists of the forehead and nose which is glued to the face above the eyes after they are painted giving the face dimension. The pattern called for the eyelashes to be drawn, but I decided to use the individual lashes you can buy from a beauty supply shop. I thought they would go well with how the face is assembled. I enjoyed making this doll and it appears more difficult than what it really is. After making this one I sent a photo to Susan Barmore. Most of the designers like to see your interpretation of their design and this was Susan's response to me. " Hello Venus, Thank you so much for showing me your work. You did an amazing job with the mermaid. I think she is beautiful and the best job I have seen to date. I also looked at your blog and the charmed cobra is incredible. What a wonderful design and your execution is just flawless. Your work has a deep spiritual glow to it. Thanks again for thinking of me to share your art with, you are a very talented individual. Susan"
Needless to say I was flattered.

Well, I'm off to get started on my other items. I have to make a witch for my doll club project. I haven't decided if it will be a good witch or a bad witch and I also have to make a pincushion for a swap with one of the online groups I belong to. Decisions, decisions.......be back soon!

7 comments:

Belinda Manning said...

I think Susan is right. She's wonderful. And, what a unique approach. her face is really sweet and inviting

Sandi said...

Venus, I love the mermaid. What is she thinking about? She looks lost in thought. As usual you did a great job.

Angelcat said...

I love your mermaid she's simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the mermaid!! I love the details; especially her tattoo. Awesome!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your dolls are a joy to look at I am glad I came across your site. I will be coming back to visit it again and again

jandee said...

I am glad you put in all that info because she is more complicated than she looks You find and do the Bestest things with your dolls Thanks for sharing them Hugs JANDEE(from DOll Street)

Romona said...

Hi Venus, I was trying to remember whose blog I was looking at when I saw the mermaid on a rock, and there you are. How did you like the pattern??? Have been enjoying your blog and your wonderful projects. They are just great and really love the witch, didn't you give her a big beazer....love it...lol. Romona