"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Back to my doll

I have been beading and it seems never ending.  I think I have used up most of my crystal beads. This lady does seem to want more๐Ÿ™„

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Last of them

Ok these were the last of my butterflies and dragonflies before I left. I must explain I was visiting mum for the last few weeks, as some of you might have guessed.
This one looked so much like a face of a tiger. Very appropriate for the place where I was. After a few showers there were so many different kinds of critters coming out. Amazing what a little bit of rain does.

This moth I thought was rather cute

After the thunder showers I saw literally thousands and thousands of these dragon flies flying by. One decided to rest a bit so I was able to catch him on camera. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Beetles and more butterflies

Looks like it's butterfly season here. Everyday I see beautiful butterflies flying around. Unfortunately they are not so easy to photograph. I think the best time to photograph them is around midday. I find they seem to want to rest at that time so they linger longer onflowers and plants. Like the black beauty. Isn't it gorgeous and notice the blue dots. They are not so visible in the picture but in the sunlight they are stunning.

This one was not so easy to take so I could not get a picture of the wings spread.

I saw this beetle skittling around. It had these unusual white dots on it but it looks like a stink beetle don't think that's the name for it though. When I was a kid I used to call them stink beetle because if you touch them they give out a very pungent odour. I found this out to my cost when I used to go collecting beetles in a match box๐Ÿ˜€. I caught one of them and soon my hands started stinking. I had to release it quickly and from then on I was very cautious if  I saw one of them ๐Ÿ˜€. Funny the things we did as a kid. Of course we had no television or computers then, so this was our way of entertaining ourselves. The added advantage was that I lived in a place which was surrounded by forests.  I distinctly remember searching for a kind of beetle or another insect in larvae stage perhaps, it had a soft velvety bright red body. They would come out after the first monsoon showers. I used to love catching those and stroking them until one day mum said not to or else I might catch a disease ๐Ÿ˜€. That effectively put a stop to my beetle hunting and I am sure the beetles were very happy about that๐Ÿ˜€. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Butterflies,dragonflies and birds of prey

Mid day today this butterfly just sat there even when I got close to it to take a picture. Perhaps it was just too tired and decided to rest. It was good for me as I was able to get a good shot of it.

Then I saw this dragonfly. Again I got very close to it and still it did not fly away. In fact it was just sitting there for ages. Perhaps the mid day sun was too much for it so it decided to conserve its energy by sitting still.  I don't blame it as the temperatures sour to 34 degrees in the day time. 

Amazingly this bird of prey also just sat there while I took a picture. He was there even when I went close to him and then he flew away. Perhaps he is used to humans. It wouldn't surprise me. It is a common Indian bird of prey known as Shikra. For a moment I thought it was a pigeon.

The high temperatures are sapping the energy of both humans and animals. It should be raining but there has been not much rain. We are all paying the price for global warming in one way or the other.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Getting there slowly

I am hoping I will be able to finishe her costuming soon. As you can see  that the fabric is very glittery so I too am glittering like a Christmas tree ๐Ÿ˜€. I think my whole house is glittering now.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun part now

I am now starting the fun part. Making up the pattern for her costume. I hope it will turn out ok because so many things went wrong while making this doll. It is going to take a while to finish her.  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New additions

The other day I was feeding my fish in the pond when I noticed something dart amongst the pebbles. So I stayed still for a bit and this is what I saw. I think I counted at least 3 baby gold fish. There maybe more as it is so hard to see them because of their colour. Have to wait and see what colour they will change into by next summer.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Out with the old

Out with the old but nothing new coming yet ๐Ÿ˜€. I have been clearing my old patterns which I used to just put them into envelopes and shove them into the drawers. Thought I would use them one day but there were so many cuttings and drawings that I have now forgotten which doll's I made with them. So I decided to get rid of all the ones I had no clue about. 
Now I can actually close the drawer without scrunching other things.

I was also trying to find a sketch of a leg. Well I did find loads of them some long some short some fat and some thin but did I find what I wanted nope. So I have to definitely get back to the drawing board๐Ÿ˜€. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fairies are about

Some toadstools appeared overnight in our garden. But already something has had a nibble at it. Poor fairies๐Ÿ˜€

Then funnily enough this arrived in the post.  It is a cute book but I was a bit disappointed that I did not find and raggedy Ann illustrations as I had hoped. Neither many fairy illustrations 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Got disappointed

Last year while I was shopping I came across these hand tissues. Usually when there is a design on the covering the tissues also have the same design on them. I thought the same was the case with these ones so I went and bought them as I had an idea what I would do with them. Unfortunately today when I wanted to opened them they were all plain inside☹️
What I had in mind was that I would cut out and paste the images on some surplus stitched heads that I have left over from my long time ago class doll's. 
I was greatly disappointed. It also would have been a kind of experiment to see how it would work out for doll's . Oh well it was not to be so I decided to draw a similar face on this head. I generally do the head last in a doll but this one I am starting the other way round. Now I have to make arms and legs. I will I think stick to the theme Frozen.


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