I've been painting and printing bracken leaves onto calico for Katie's class room. Her teacher wanted something to cover the stuff under the shelf in the classroom so I came up with this. In real life the greens blended together in the background and you don't see the line at the top - the camera brings it out more. I was bringing a little bit of the bush from outside into the classroom. Bracken fern grows under the trees in the bush around the school. I love bracken - it is such a pretty fern.
I have also been busy trying to attempt some crafting. I lost my needle felting mojo in this heat.
I've started another doll. I'm looking into Esty but the legal stuff freaks me out - there are only so many ways you can decorate a felted doll (I'm working with wool, not paint) and there so many creative souls out there that some ideas are bound to be similar - like the way one needle felts the flowers and trees. For example, maybe a summer nature table doll is going to be bright and sunny with yellows, oranges and blues. Most likely there may be different versions of a sun on it so there may be many interpretations of a summer nature table doll. Basically I don't want to get in the shit (copyright) for ripping off someones idea when in some cases great minds think a like LOL. I was going to needle felt a mother earth and I was going to have the doll holding the earth. The funny thing is, it was my 4 year old son's idea and I came across a blogger who had done a beautiful mother earth holding the earth! I would have made the doll differently but with similar colours - so the general idea is the same. Get what I mean? So where does one stand?
As I'm new to all this, any advice?....:).
Part of me wants to bite the bullet and do it but I'm probably being a worry wart - lack of sleep does that. LOL
Here's the latest two dolls I've made and they're already sold!
Autumn and Spring - I made these at the end of last year.
But to happy things - I received an award. It is called 'The Tree of Happiness Award' from Leanne at Homemade Rainbows.
1. When I'm creating something and finishing it.
2. A full belly and a cupboard full of food.
3. Big sloppy kisses and cuddles from my 3 beautiful children.
4. When my children sing.
5. 5 or more hours solid sleep - if I'm lucky. LOL
6. The amazing world and new friends that blogging has open up to me. I'm a real technophobe -I am still learning my way around the computer. LOL
I'm meant to pass this on to six other people. It's so hard to choose - all the bloggers on my blog roll and those I follow bring a smile to my face. So to anyone who stops by and says 'hello', considered your self tagged. LOL ;)