Installation 6: Beatrix

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Beatrix is the 6th installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Beatrix is all about the joys of life. Wherever she goes she has a knack for spreading positive vibes, getting people around her to smile and share a laugh or two and she always thinks about others. She is handmade out of polymer clay, her hair is made of feathers and I hand-painted her dress and made the little leather pockets. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Shine

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of being involved in the creation of a birthing necklace for a dear friend of mine on Cortes Island who is about to welcome a new addition to her family. This was a new experience for me and a very positive one. We all came together and brought a bead to add to the necklace. Some beads were homemade and others came from our personal collections. The purpose of the birthing necklace is to let the mother-to-be Shine with the energy of her fellow ladies to give her strength during labour, as well as the knowledge she has our support. It was a beautiful afternoon with lots of hugs, treats and crafting. I took this opportunity to create a bead out of polymer clay and wool I naturally dyed – I used lilac to dye one strand pink and indigo to dye the other one blue… and of course it was Shiny too!

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Installation 4: Rhonda

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Rhonda is the 4th installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Rhonda is always well-intentioned, whether it is offering her shoulder to lean on or bringing out a smile on a gloomy day, she will be happy to help; but don’t talk behind her back or she will spear you in the blink of an eye! Rhonda is crafted from a one-of-a-kind polymer clay. Her dreadlocks are made of wool that was naturally dyed with Lilac, her jacket was constructed from repurposed fur that  was gifted to me by a friend and the mini muff for her hands is made from leather twine. Her pants are made from a print I sourced from my personal collection of fashion magazines. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

Installation 3 :Ulanda

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Ulanda is the 3rd installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides, as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Ulanda has hidden talents that she keeps to herself, but her charm and the power of her convictions makes you keep coming back to learn more about her. Her hair is made from handspun wool that was dyed with onion skins. The shirt she wears gives you an idea of what her convictions are and lets you know she has some attitude and her skirt is made out of polymer clay. The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art which I created using spray paint, acrylic paint and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video below which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

Installation 2 :Amy

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Amy is the 2nd installation of 13 from The Other-Side presents That Wall art project. Each installation is unique in its own way and features art on both sides as well as their own song on a soundtrack that was created to make them all come alive.

Amy is powerful and sets big goals for herself. She almost completes them all but never stops trying. She is one-of-a kind and handmade out of polymer clay. Her hair is made out of folded and textured card stock, her pantsuit was naturally dyed with indigo, and she wears a leather pack sack to boot!!! The other side of her piece is my interpretation of graffiti art created using spray paint, acrylic and collage.

Each installation is for sale and comes with its soundtrack. In order to experience the full effect of the installation, please check out the music video which will take you on a journey through the full show. You can also read the stellar review the show garnered for a deeper insight into the experience!!! Feel free to share and please, contact me for more info such as availability and pricing.

To read the review from the Cortes Island Tideline, please click here

Photos by David Molyneaux

 

Meet Imelda

Imelda is a new art doll I started to create this past spring while attending an art doll workshop with Kate Church. Imelda is part of my new series of dolls, which will be called the Rascals. She is seated on a found deer skull and made by hand out of polymer clay, naturally dyed wool (for her hair), repurposed material from drapes (for her cape), and a vintage button (among other things!). Imelda is a warrior, who is fighting the universal battle for all the wild things in the world. With each doll in this new series, I will be exploring the idea of what rascals are about and what they get into and what they discover in this big world we all share.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Details

Loretta is one of the art dolls from my latest art installation, The Other-Side presents That Wall. Her outfit come from items I recycled, which were once part of my wardrobe. Her shirt is made from a shirt a good friend of mine brought back for me from New York and on which I made a stain it could not recover from; her shorts come from pinstripe pants I wore back in my hairdressing days, and on which I spilled some bleach; and her belt is made from the bottom of a pair of army pants which were too long for me while the red buckle comes from one of the sleeves of a Pringles’ T-shirt. How’s that for Details?!

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New Art Dolls Together

I had the best time ever at my art doll workshop with Kate Church – learning new techniques, and spending many hours in creating more. What joy! Today, I would like to share my new art dolls together, which I hand-crafted with polymer clay, collected textiles, naturally dyed wool -just to name a few mediums used. I look forward to using my new skills over the next few months and continue to share my creations!!!

Photo  by Darshan Alexander Photography

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Inspiration

Inspiration can come from so many different things and people. This past week, I had the pleasure to spend time with Kate Church and some fellow art doll artists @The Blue Moon Winery. It was very exciting to reunite with like-minded souls doing what we love. The techniques I have learned this past week are going to take me to the next level of creating. Kate Church is an amazing person to learn from; she is patient, understanding, and makes sure you leave with all your questions answered. She makes you want to break new ground and push yourself to the next level and is pure inspiration. I feel honoured to have had this experience. To see more of her work and for info on her upcoming workshops, please visit her website – http://www.katechurch.com

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Off to Play…

The time has come to go off island and play for a week. Learning new techniques at an exciting workshop facilitated by Kate Church at The Blue Moon Winery. That’s right! I am off to play with these 2 pretties – my first ever stuffed animals and art dolls. I look forward to sharing the progress of the workshop as well as some pics from various sites around the Comox Valley.

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