Friday, September 30, 2011
New goals and new directions are inspiring and invigorating for me!! I am now returning to my watercolor world.
I am currently working on watercolors of my acreage. I love the rural landscape and my goal is to capture my feelings about my Iowa world. I am pleased with my first painting of my kitchen porch. But have been hesitant about its finishing touches!
I will still be creating art dolls but primarily just for ART DOLL QUARTERLY magazine challenges and for my own collections!! While I’m still teaching full time, it is hard for me to find the time for creating in 3D and 2D at the same time!
I have always loved Andrew Wyeth’s work and hope to share the love of my farm as he was able to share his love of Kuerner’s farm.
Another goal of mine is to travel back to Chagrin Falls and relive my childhood memories by painting scenes of my hometown. I will also be returning to the Outer Banks where my family used to vacation each summer. I yearn to paint the sea and cottages.
Well, enough ramblings on my inner world. I will post some paintings and dolls soon - Lori
Blossom, Paper Mache Artisans Team Web Show Challenge
April Showers Bring May Flowers was the theme for our Feb. 13th PMA challenge. Blossom our antiqued paper mache duck sets her umbrella down now that the April showers are over and her umbrella is full of May flowers. Blossom stands on a vintage kitchen strainer. Her umbrella is full of vintage millinery flowers. Check out our etsy shop for more details www.careysquirks.etsy.com
The Boogey Man
The Boogey Man dances upon vintage organ keys as he celebrates his escape from the Autumn Harvest! He is constructed from paper mache on a wire armature. He wears vintage crepe pants and a hat decorated with vintage ribbon and tinsel. He was created for the Paper Mache Artisans' Webshow and may be purchased at
We have been working on a variety of "putz" like houses for a custom order on etsy. We really enjoyed the process. Houses appeared everywhere in the studio!