Hi just was fooling around in my studio today. Taking a quiet meditative break and celebrating in my own way the life of my mother Eleanor Simmons Burton who transitioned in April of 1998. I put together the makings of another mixed media art doll on canvas to be part of a collection I am putting together for a fall show. This one is called "Imperfect Mama". It celebrates that while mothers including mine work for the best of for their children, we often place them on pedal stools expecting them to be perfect in every way. I learned as an adult that this is not always so.
Note the stitching on this piece is irregular and imperfect.
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.