Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Your Japanese name should be
which means "sky".
You're a real
day-dreamer. You wish you could just fly away
from it all to explore the world... You love
to explore and travel, and if that's not
possible in reality, you'll just think and
day-dream about it. You're probably very
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Ooh la la I am so tired I need to catch up on my beauty sleep!
Meeting the family. They love me they love me!!!
Going for a shopping spree.
A pity I don't have a dime on me. Otherwise I would have bought the whole shop up.
Ah it is good to get recharged with some lovely food and refreshements! And what fun I had being the centre of attraction!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
busy sewing and enjoying it
No dilly dallying just getting on with it
Tea break? What tea break? Dollmaking is serious business.
Isn't she lovely?
Well done ladies!
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
My classes went off well although the attendance was poor. The ladies who came were very enthusiastic and thrilled to have made a doll. If I am able to get even one person to start making dolls I will consider it a success. But at the present moment I am having second thoughts about teaching in Madras. I think people are still not ready for this kind of art. There is no desire in the part of people to make the effort to come to a class like this and they seem to take it very lightly.
However I am not going to give up. I am hoping to do an exhibition in Bombay and Delhi sometime this year. Hope to teach there I am told people are artistically more mature over there we shall see! I perhaps will also do an on line class but I am going to have to start putting a price for all of it as it is really not worth my while as I have to put so much of effort and time and money into a dollmaking class and people don't seem to appreciate that.
Thanks for all your comments and Heera good to see that you have a blog now as well. I hope you will show some of your dolls soon. I see how you are growing in your dollmaking. It is so amazing isn't it when you look back to see where you started and where you are now.
Zoanna, please do whatever you want to with the fabrics I don't mind. Whatever project you do with them will be fine with me after all they still are going to a charity.
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
I see several comments from Indian bloggers. It is nice to see that there are some young people getting into fabric arts. Also if there are any gentlemen browsing through please don't think this is an art for women only. Hey after all some of the great fashion designers are men, so why not be a doll artist as well.
I see dolls as fabric sculptures rather than just play dolls that one finds in side street shops and stalls. Of course there is a place for play dolls as well. But dolls have also moved on to become very sophisticated works of art.
OK I am off my soap box now. Talking about men making dolls I just enrolled a man student in my beginners class hurray!!!! Have I made HISTORY?
You know Judi it did cross my mind that Bella might have had something to do with my baggages. The little missy makes big eyes at everyone and wins their hearts.
Isabelle, there was no need for you to send me anything. Not that I wouldn't love to have it because I know you work is so exquisite. I look forward to it. Thank you soooo much.
I would like it very much if you all could put yourself on my Frapper map thanks.
Monday, January 02, 2006
Well had a very eventful journey to India so what is new! They diverted the plane in Dubai because of fog now that is a familiar word! You might say fog in Dubai? Yes they do get fog there and our plane was diverted to some other town so we missed our connecting flight. When we did eventually land in Dubai the airport was in chaos. The information boards were not up dated and there was no ground staff to help us and direct us to the correct counters. When we got there eventually there was almost an anarchy at the counters as the que was more than a mile long and only 2 people dealing with all the delayed flights!! The scene was chaotic and on top of that there were people who thought they were more important than others and tried to elbow to the front of the que even though they could see they had to take their place in the que! Well eventually after nearly 2 hrs standing in the que our turn came and we were given another flight to get to Madras. We were assured the baggages would be automatically transferred to the other aircraft. They sent us to a nice hotel to get refreshed. Eventually when we returned to board our flight things seemed to have calmed down and we got on board smoothly. Ha! that was short lived though. We landed in Madras only to find our baggages never made it! We were tired irritated and totally disgusted so I have to excuse my Dh here as when we filled up the lost baggage claim form he entered the wrong tag nos sheesh!. So we waited and we waited and waited and we kept chasing them at the airlines for the bags but ofcourse they couldn't find it. Then Dh for some reason looked again at the tickets and realised that he had given the wrong numbers of a previous ticket! One would have thought thy would have spotted it but such is our luck. We got our bags eventually after 10 days.
Judi I think your Bella donna enjoyed all the comotion. I could almost see the glee on her face to say hey I had a good time what is worrying you? I really was very worried thinking she had got lost and cursing myself for taking her along. But ofcourse I know she wouldn't have had it any other way. She is really enjoying herself and she insists on going everywhere with me.
Today I have been checking up on everybodies blogs. Love your creative adventures Judi as always. Isabelle I never ceased to be amazed by your projects.
I am also at the moment trying to organise my dollmaking classes. Not very happy with the response yet. Maybe I will get more enquiries towards the end of the day. I have arranged to give a 2 day class for beginners and a 2 day class for more advanced dollmaking. I have not really been feeling too well since I arrived. Can't get rid of the cough which I developed so I am on antibiotics now which is making me feel really yuk! I hope i will be fully well for my classes.