Monday, April 27, 2009

From the home studio...

I've been making time to spend in my studio at home lately. It's really my own world, and I have a great time getting lost in music and all of the little details of my projects. Recently I've been spending time learning the joys of creating with paper clay. Here is a picture of one of my new friends who has come about from that process.

Her face and hands are made of paper clay attached to an artist's armature, and I made her clothes from painted fabric. She's part of a larger project that I hope to tell (and show) you more about in the near future. Rosanna Pereyra (doll-maker extraordinaire and creator of the weblog Fractured Fairytales) and I met during this year's One World - One Heart festivities, and we've been corresponding as I've worked on my dolls. She's been a real mentor, sending encouraging replies to my emails and pictures, and gently pointing out where I can make improvements (like in my sense of proportions). Thank you, Rosanna!


Shelley Noble said...

How extraordinary! She's truly lovely, Karima. And looks so much like you, she could stand in for your avatar!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Karima you are a talented dollmaker too!
The head is amazing, I love her face and hair and clothes, only the hands are looking a bit huge.
Warmest wishes from Germany

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Hi Karima!
Thank you for the kind words. I am so happy that you are showing your wonderful work. It really is amazing how fast you are getting the hang of it. Your new found talent is breaking free and will take you in many great directions. I can't wait to see where you will be in a year!!

Big Hugs,

Ulla said...

Karima, as Shelley has said, your doll does look like you! Costume and all!

Ana. said...

Hello! It´s very nice. Congratulations for your work. Greeting!