Archive for July, 2010
Today I’m finishing a new, one of a kind tattooed doll for the Artful Henna group exhibition at the “Art Not Terminal” gallery in Seattle, USA. The Opening night gala is on Saturday, August 7th. The show is centered around the theme of henna motif and I’m very excited to be a part of it, amongst the many talented and renowned artists who work in this highly decorative genre.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the opening night due to a scheduling conflict and will have to go to Seattle at a later time to see the exhibition.
This is an up close shot of a work in progress henna tattoo on the left hand. This is the most intricate tattooing I’ve done up to date and I’m very pleased with how much detail I was able to fit into the tiny hands and feet of the doll. It wasn’t easy and my own fingers ached from the tremendous strain of engraving on such a small scale. I’m very anxious to see it completed, as it’s been a year since I’ve done my last henna tattooed doll. I simply love the aesthetic and the diversity of henna and wish I could make many more dolls with it, but the complexity of engraving it takes a lot out of me. That’s why I have to space out my henna projects quite a bit.
I’ll be posting another shot of henna close up tomorrow and pictures of a completed doll, along with the purchasing information on Sunday.
Finally back home in beautiful Vancouver (pictured in the background) after my Berlin show + travels. Â The show went great (it was taken down on July 5th) and I feel so refreshed from our travels that I’m exhausted. I need a vacation from the vacation.
Now that we’re back, there are so many exciting things to work on. So many projects in my head that I don’t know which one I want to start on first. Â Along with exciting new ideas that I want to work on, there are also a bunch of loose ends to tie up from existing projects (an idea forÂ Cosmos Exploratum Genesis‘Â costume came to me while hiking in Switzerland).
First things first though, I’ll be finally sending out the prizes from the Enchanted Doll Birthday contest.