Friday, March 27, 2009

Bling Bling

The Snow Fairy had drag 'n drop jewelry... 
The Kimono Maker will be kind of like that... times ten, on crack.

I thought kimonos were complicated... The things Japanese women put in their hair blows my mind. It's lending itself to an amazing free-form jewelry maker. I can't wait for myself to finish haha!

Working on these gorgeous designs makes me want to visit Japan. The economy and exchange rate makes me want to stay home and work harder on dress ups! :)

I'm doing well on my goal to beat my 3 week record. I have hopes of finishing this weekend, but knowing myself I'll need a few more days after that.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Something new.

I'm happy with how the Vampire turned out, but he took forever.

My new mission is to try to break my doll making record time (3 weeks). I'm making a girl in traditional Japanese garb. It's not fantasy, but folk costumes are something I always knew would work its way into Doll Divine.

Progress is steady, thanks to the abundance of both free vector patterns and ancient Japanese art on the internet.

I'm mixing classic kimono designs with some of my own, but wow it's hard. The Japanese put colors and patterns together that I wouldn't dream of combining.. yet it works somehow. Learning experience...