Monday, January 12, 2009

Spring Showcase 2009....Inspirations

I sometimes hear a person say that they cannot find inspiration.....and have set out on a journey to find it. Secretly I am always thinking, 'how very sad'. I mean, for someone to be so blinded that they must go on the hunt for something to inspire.....when I feel the best inspiration comes from what is around us every day. I am inspired by so many things, I couldn't keep track if I wanted to.

Having 4 children is certainly an inspiration! My smallest, Pip, she loves to swing! She never tires of it, she could swing all day long, every day! We have had a terrifically mild winter so far here in southern Colorado. My Ma called week before last to tell me it was still snowing in which I then had to get my camera and take a picture of Emma, playing outside in sandals, shorts, a tank top and the winter hat Grandma had made her....cause it was 70 something degrees here!

Spring....just thinking spring thoughts brings to mind this particular 18th century Fragonard painting...

I get to daydreaming about what it really looked like in the 18th century....I imagine the colors were spectacular. I could sit all day and daydream....which can serve as an inspiration all in itself! Sometimes I will be thinking about something so hard, my body will go into the autopilot mode, and half way thru doing the dishes, I will realize, 'Hey~ I'm doing the dishes!'

So I'm getting off track again....of which I do alot these days for some reason, but one thing that keeps coming back to my mind while I watch Pip swing, and Emma in her Spring clothes, and how I love the colors of the spring that Fragonard painting of the beautiful las on her no mind to what those mischievous fellows are up to.....there she is just swinging away..............

Then I happened upon this wonderful antique doll, with her dress made entirely of shells! Do you have a guess at what my Spring Showcase will be this year?

Do drop by the TDIPT Mercantile this Jan 15th to find out! Until then, here is a little sneeky peek


Julie said...

Hi Rachael, You are indeed a blessed woman. One can only look at your blog and the most beautiful dolls you make and see it. This dolly is beautiful. I can't wait to see all of her. I to am inspired by the things around me and feel so blessed each and every day. God Bless, Julie

SweetAnnee said...

What a lovely doll and I am sure..YOURS will be even better..
Can't wait to see..

Sandra Evertson said...

I fainted, did you hear my little noggin hit the floor?! That teeny swinging dolly is so wonderful! And your sneak peeks are TOO Dreamly Divine! Every time you create a new doll I think to myself, now THAT one is my favorite, but then a new girl comes along and I'm once again smitten!
A Happy and Creative New Year to you!
Sandra Evertson

Bittersweet Pastimes said...

I always look forward to seeing your beautiful dolls on TDIPT, Rachel! I would have never thought that Colorado would be so warm this time of year either. Your little girl is darling. ~ Debbie

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

Happy New Year to my favorite Dollmaker!!! I can't wait to see your spring lovlies.

It's bitter cold here. I'm envious of little Pip, she look like she's having a great time swinging and soaking up the sunshine!


Lana said...

LOVELY spring offerings Rachael!

Ulla said...

Ohhh, dreamy details! I adore the little seashell lady on a swing! Is she yours??? Can't wait to see your new line!