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Much like a zombie cries "Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains," this is essentially what my artistic brain has been doing for the last three weeks. For those that know, I've rejoined the Society of Creative Anachronism and am back into the scribal arts making award scrolls for them. I've completed two small awards, one large one, and two backlogs in under a month. There's something very soothing about it, adapting medieval motifs to modern artistic endeavor and I really love the creative process of taking something old and watching it come to life again.

And some art updates

This lovely lady is my newest sculpture piece and I'm very proud of her. She's been percolating in the back of my brain for some years now but I didn't feel comfortable attempting her until recently. I've been using paper clay a lot and I'm finding it was a real break through in my abilities, possibly because it forces me to slow down and really consider what I'm doing, pause, and rework as needed in stages. It's not a sort of "control factor" that polymer allowed and given my tendancy to rush and push, I think this really helped overall. I've been using paperclay for my masks for years - but the shift to art dolls and sculpts was a new one.

I'm exploring some different themes lately in my dolls - lots of seasonal thoughts, but this is the first time I've ever created a pregnant figure as well. I'm, ironically, not pregnant in the least and my husband and I are waiting until we feel ready for that. However, several friends have b…

Moving over to a new blog

I'm trying to consolidate my google accounts a bit and while I'm now on google plus and post a lot of of shorter items there, I wanted to keep this for longer ramblings and following some of my favorite artists. I'm going to try for a weekly update here - both on studio work but also on random writings.