|Feathers from a vintage duster and an old silk scarf|
|Gum leaves for wings|
|Paper bark wings and recycled fabric|
I have found that I have been working in a series by default. I have been making these little art dolls for a while and finding that by repeating I am learning and exploring. All that I have read and heard has said this but when I have set out to do this on purpose in the past I have failed. I was encouraged to make more (thank you Penny) and ended up with a number of little art dolls. :-)
I have been using odds and ends, buttons collected over time, vegetation collected from walks with the dog and from the garden. I have recycled/repurposed/upcycled clothes and fabrics given to me.
Friends know I have an interest in repurposing and I get given great things, I love the vintage feather duster I was given. You can see I have used some feathers in one of my fey folk above.
I have made little faces from either polymer or air dried clay and then made molds with which to easily create more faces. They distort a little when I pull them out of the mould do they have familial sort of resemblance but are not exactly the same. There are some that have no relatives - the fellow with the bottle brush twigs wings in the photo above is one.