Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Where did January go?

I woke up this morning with a shock - it is February! Not sure what happened to January....
It's been a busy week - top of  my "to do" list was to do some preparation for the Wise Women Exhibition, which I will be curating to celebrate International Women's Day. The opening is on 8 March and the advertising goes out this week. The photo above is of some "almost finished" art dolls which will be included in the exhibition. Participants in my "Wise Women" workshop will also be displaying their work. Here is one of them - a fantastic result from a beginner doll maker! To find out more about these workshops  before the exhibition -  please check Timeless Textiles

I have also just managed to keep up with the blog group challenge  Tag Tuesday. I struggled a bit with both the themes "White" and  "Vintage" but in the end was fairly happy with my tags.  

I tried some different techniques with this vintage one - a photo of my great grandmother scanned and printed onto silk, then painted the silk around the image and over stamped it. I then  put a printed  and over stamped sheer layer over the top and stitched both layers to an old luggage tag. Then with the addition of an old Chinese coin and a snippet of sari  silk "ribbon" , it looks "vintage" 

 And we had another week of celebrations... Australia Day and our first grandson's eighth birthday ...

Happy Birthday BJ!  


  1. Wilma, you did a good job with the tags.Isn't the group coming along!Thanks for telling me about this site.I have told lots of others too...

  2. Wilma, I just love your art dolls - they are gorgeous. I think you started an epidemic when you shared these wonderful pieces with us at the craft retreat.

  3. Love your tags - especially the black and white one. I found your blog through Tag Tuesday as I'm taking part too - thank you for your kind comments about my tags - much appreciated. I have enjoyed browsing your blog and found it extremely interesting - your dolls are amazing. I shall definitely pop back to see what arty stuff you are up to! Happy tag-making!

  4. Mum, Love your vintage tag! Hope all is going well for the exhibition. xo Naomi

  5. Love your tags. Just popped over from Tag Tuesday. Your work is inspiring! I am intriqued by your dolls and am not familiar with art dolls so it is all an education for me. Your dolls seem so spiritual. I can tell they are made with love. I'll be browsing again to see your lovely creations.


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