Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Work in Process, Families of Color

It has been on my mind to make peg doll families of varying ethnic backgrounds, sort of like my angels.  I have a small collection of doll figures made of wood, fabric, leather and ceramic.  I may use some of the design elements from this collection or they may just be a jumping off point.  The blue faced doll is a kachina.  I am linking up to All Spunk, No Junk Link Up Party.  Check out the Twig and Toadstool blog.

 I started by painting the faces on 30 or so peg dolls in 2 sizes, adult and child.

Close up of a hanging Native American doll and a standing Zulu doll.

The face on this African doll is quite dark and I chose to use a rich mahogany.

Even this Native American hanging doll's skin color is darker than most tribes.  I chose a reddish brown.

The Asian skin was easy to match-alight tan.

Stay tuned for further photos as the doll families progress.  I envision them on a seasonal or nature table or for use in imaginative play.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Color Yellow

Sister Sun is doing a weekly series on colors.  Last week was orange, this week is yellow.  I looked on my blog history first and found these yellowy photos:

As I started looking on my hard drive I found more but it was clear to me I favor the green, blue, purple end of the spectrum; here are a few:

Mellow Yellow by Donovan 1966

Next week is green, my favorite color!!!

Growing Gratitude

Growing Gratitude 

Earth Mama 101 writes:  Every Monday I will be posting…a “growing gratitude” post. Basking in our own state of gratitude as well as the gratitude of others always seems uplifting to me. Plus, I always love a good positive start to the beginning of each week.

I am linking up with her this week as part of an ongoing gratitude practice. 

This week I am grateful for my mom who has dementia.  My siblings and I share her care-our plan is that she spends 6 months in NH during our warmer months and 6 months in Florida during their cooler months.  Caring for someone with dementia is very hard but she is not ready for a nursing home yet.  Despite its challenges I am grateful to be able to give her loving care.  She brought me into this world and cared for me, now I can do the same and make the days before she leaves this world joyful.

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