Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Flat Stanley and Blythe in Vermont

Last week my sister sent me one of those Flat Stanley paper dolls that school children send around to see where the thing will travel and to get postcards and letters back in the mail from various locales around the world. This one came from Kent, Washington from a first grader named Madison. It's a fun little paperdoll, and the teachers may not realize they are possibly inspiring future doll artists with this venture :)

I did my best to take some photos of the surrounding environment and also had Stanley hang out with the girls.

We had a snow storm this past weekend. I think we must have received 2 feet total between then and last night. First time the plow guy has come since early January. This is a rarity in Vermont, to have so few plow visits. He came twice on the weekend, so we knew for sure there was snow.

It's been a super mild winter, and in all honesty I can't complain. I am really quite ready for spring, and would welcome it tomorrow if it came. The sheep, Albert and Flash, are kind of ready for spring as well. They are pretty much left with trails and no grass while they await the sun to warm their pen.

Crossing fingers and wishing you all an early spring! Just in case it doesn't thaw soon, I am sending Stanley down to Ohio. It's probably already spring there :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Red Lights

I spent yesterday making a red and black little dress that I was going to use for a Monster High doll I am re-doing. When I finished it, one of the Blythes, Queen Charlotte, snatched it up and decided it was too good to be worn by any other than a Blythe. So, it's hers now.

Frankly, she looks a bit trampy in it, but after a few photos I could see that it would be fun to play with the colors and give the dress and girl an old timey feel but with a pan flash of color. This is what I came up with. I seem to be addicted to orange in photography. Something about it just fires me up. In Vermont in winter, you need all the warm colors you can get.

Hope you are enjoying winter if you are in the northern hemisphere, and that spring comes soon!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Eye Eye

I have been messing around with painting eye chips for Blythe this week. I love all the pretty colors. I especially like mixing the paints. I think these ones turned out really nice and a little bit different from what other people are doing, so I am posting them. I don't know if they will be everyone's cup of tea for eyes, but I think they are interesting at least. I think the purple/silver ones are my favorites.