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Archive for March, 2011

Blog Break

Unfortunately I have to take a break from blogging due to health issues. Both my husband and myself have been laid very low by health problems. I have no way of knowing how long it will take me to get back to a level of wellness that will allow me to resume blogging.

Until then I hope you will be understanding that I don’t want to take a break from blogging but for now simply must.

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Degas dancer front

Marguerite Plays at Being a Dancer, 16-1/2″ tall.

This was the first of my versions of impressionist works. The Girl with Watering Can was actually second. And yes, I do have a third in the planning stages.

Degas dancer back

The hair was the most fiddley and time consuming part of this particular piece. I had to figure out a way to make long straight hair that was still consistent with my visual style. The answer was one thin little strip of fabric at a time — which took forever but looks fantastic. The skirt is made from fabric cut into thin strips and tightly gathered onto a waistband then embellished with silk leaves. I made the slippers from suede.

Degas dancer face

She has a really sweet expression and I’m thinking of making a series of these dancer pieces; one for each season.

 

 

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