Saturday, November 10, 2007

Finding inspiration......

Nellie Morgan, a diamond in the rough!

Hello, I am in a bind, and am having an 'Artist Block', this happens so often to artists that it should actually be in the medical journals, Hehe!!!! My 19 year old has moved back home and i have relinquished my crafting room once more! This is merely a speed bump for creativity and i will get past it, but now all my crafting 'gear' is in my closet, which hampers creating. I have been working on my 27 inch girl Izannah Walker doll, but not as often as i would prefere, here she is in her rough state prior to sanding, and adhereing her ears. Her name is Nellie Morgan and she is little sister to Isaac, my last Izannah inspired doll. Nellie is starting to take shape and is coming to life gracefully.

How do YOU get past an 'Artist Rut or block'? Our gracious leader in Coffee With Tea (CWT) on Ebay has suggested taking a peek at the other gals in the groups lastest creations, and ya know what, I did and it seems to have helped!!!!!! There are so many wonderful and creative artists in one place there, it is actually heart stopping and so inspiring!!!!
I am signing off, and i hope that an artist block does not come to you anytime soon!!!!
Many Hugs,
Jackie

8 comments:

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Jackie your Nellie Morgan is going to be awsome! I have to tell ya when your kids move back in. Its great at least for me it was,Brian won't be moving back in any more now, He has a super gal by his side and is happy.But its great when they move back and ya just get back into a routine again..then they move out again,,and your heart is stinging a bit..but then again you get back into your routine and get the bed room back been there I know:)
Hugs Sherrie

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Sher,
I am happy she is home, she just wasnt ready to move out. That is so cool for your son!!!!

Thanks for the wonderful compliment!!!!!!

Many Hugs,
Jackie

Dixie Redmond said...

J-O - she will be beautiful. I have some of her sisters here that are whispering this to me. Hugs - Dixie

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Oh Thank You sweet Dixie!!!!!! She still has some 'dimples' but i am working them out! Hehe Actually she has more of a cottage cheese forhead... but i'll fix that!
: )
Many hugs to ya!
Jackie

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Jackie
I can't wait to see the finished result! She is already breathtaking.
Blondie

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Thank Ya Miss Blondie!!!!!!!How are you doing?

Love,
Jackie

: )

walker said...

Jackie, this is Carol who bought a girl izzie doll last summer from you. i lost your email address. there is a wonderful antique izannah for inspiration on Carmel doll shop web site, under early dolls. click on pics to zoom in. and they have many pics of this doll, even undressed front and back. that should help writers block. think about an angel izannah with cloth quilted wings. or teeny izannah to decorate your tree. think of izannahs in warm coats, riding sleighs full of tiny brown packages. red wool cloaks over their best dresses and aprons while making cookies. Carol

Plain-n-Simple! said...

OOOH Carol, how the heck are you!? I will check this site out forsure!!! Sounds absolutely YUMMY!!!! I will email tomorrow, I just finished working on my big girl Izzy doll face and will post as soon as her face is 'on'. I love the idea of the clock, but i only have lavender wool...which should work i think? I am hittin the hay friend and will email ya tomorrow...soooo good to hear from you again!!! How was your Turkey Lurkey day?

Huge Dollie Hugs,
Jackie