I am in charge of a Fabric Doll Page Swap on one of my Favorite Yahoo groups. Nine of us are creating fabric based pages for a book that we will each create, adding our own covers. the template for the pages was identical to begin with and everyone has created their own versions of dolls to cover the template. The pages are stiffened with Tmtex interfacing and then embesslished and arted by each participant. We have been working on this project for most of the summer as we all wanted to ahve plenty of time to do wonderful, unhurried work! I ahve finslly finished my set of nine pages and now I need to begin to envision the covers of my book. This part of the project will probably have to be put o the back burner till after the holidays as I am starting to create art for Holiday shows and sales!
I drew my own faces on these gals and I am slowly starting to believe that I can Draw!!!! I made the hair of strands of hand-dyed silk ribbons that I purchased here! Judy Gula, owner of Artistic Artifacts, always has the most amazing selection of trims and ribbons and hand dyed fabric bits that are perfect for collage. If you see them, you need to jump on them fast, as most of her items are one of a kind and don't come around again!!!! ( I speak from experience!!!) I stitched the ribbons down around each face using beads and mini daisy shaped sequins. Each Garden Girl is holding a bunch of flowers and on the back of each page, where I have my signature, I have placed the quote"Friends are the flowers in the garden of life".