So much news to share, spending a lot of time prepping items for the holiday season! I love this time of year, the days are softer and it feels so cozy inside. Now the heat is turned on and we enjoyed the last of our harvest from the garden. Making lots of new art gifts and pattern designs right now. And rainbow angels are fluttering around and about! Here’s a peek inside my studio:
I start with a cotton form, that I cut from fabric, stuff and paint with primer. The heads are sculpted from Paperclay and then dried. After the first few, I made a mold to use. The faces are in antique white, gold or bronze, to honor all cultures 🙂 I add a wire on the back for hanging.
Their dresses are mini paintings. Many messages…all about love. unity. peace. hope. dreams.
|Circle of love 🙂|
Every one I make is unique… See them all at www.robinphillipsstudio.com/store
Also making lots of ornaments for holiday season gift sets! I use recycled tiles from Portland’s Rebuilding Center. Then, I varnish on glossy prints of my paintings with inspirational messages. Reusing and making beautiful 🙂
Once in a while, I take on a unique project. These Early America dolls were made especially for American at Heart gift shop. I found Civil War era reproduction fabrics and gave the dolls an aged look with paints and varnishes, modeled after the Izannah Walker 1800’s antique dolls. I designed all the patterns for the dolls bodies and dresses, and I may release this as a craft pattern in the future!
Stay tuned for pics and details about my new quilt and cross stitch patterns!