Here is an idea of where the doll is going. The face and flower are just set on for the photo, plan to sew them in place after the body is beaded.
Keeping up with 250+ participants in the Take It Forward Challenge is in itself challenging. Some blog progress, some post on flickr, some do both. I am doing both. It is nice to keep an album on flickr dedicated to the challenge, easy to find and follow photo progress. Blog articles are nice for sharing thoughts along with a few photos.
Of course, two of the components of being in a challenge are the interaction with others and the opportunity to follow their work. Right now, I'm doing that in a rather haphazard way. Visiting Sharon B's Blog most mornings, and following a few comments on TIFC to participant blogs. Also pop in on the flickr group several times a day - as that is quicker. It is important to me to comment on work too. When people take time to share work at this level, I really like to acknowledge them and their work.
Now on the creation coming from my hands in the January Challenge. So far have worked solely on the concept challenge. Probably will not get to the color challenge.
You got a little background and thoughts on development last week. Since then have begun to work on the doll. I've found that while it is easy to tell about what I've made: that log is pretty clear in the line up of photos in my flickr TIF album .
This is the beading on the body as of a few minutes ago.
It is not comfortable telling why I'm making some of the choices or the meaning for me behind the choices. Have discovered two feelings regarding the disclosure. 1. Liking to maintain the privacy, not laying out those inner thoughts and feelings. 2. Liking to have people react to the work without preconceptions. I'm not sure ideas about art ought to be directed by the artist. It is rather nice to have each viewer generate their own response base on just what they see.
So that is where I'm at this week. Thanks for following along.