Have you ever had one of those wonderful ideas, and then half way thru your execution of it, thought~ 'what the heck was I thinking????' I thought I would start my new year off by making a new Queen Anne doll. I have had a super gorgeous pair of antique glass eyes for a couple of years now, saving them for just the right dollye.....they're so beautiful~ early 1830-40, pupil-less black glass eyes....but the size. ::::sigh:::: they are as big as my own!!!! I think they may have been either mannequin eyes, or maybe even eyes from a life size fashion doll (how wonderful to think of!)......so last week, I finally decided I was going to make that doll this year! It is turning out to be utterly ridiculous~ I have to sculpt in stages because of her size....and it is very strange to me, trying to sculpt dollye while cradeling her head under my armpit like a football. I worked on her a bit this morning, and the whole time, I just kept thinking to myself....'this is so crazy!'. I became so bothered by her size, that I had to put her down and sculpt 2 wee little Queens to make myself feel better!
I am so OCD about having UFO's around(un finished objects), I know I will finish her, but golly~ could be all year trying to get her right! I think about working on her, and within minutes, my mind thinks up all the things that I want to do this year, and should be doing instead...I want to paint a mural in the stairwell down to the studio.....pull up the carpet off the stairs and make a new painted floorcloth to cover them......I want to hang new sheet rock and stencil the walls in my bedroom......not to mention our kitchen. I still haven't got my Baltimore Album Quilt Top pieced together yet....(my one and only UFO)~ so writing it all down now, actually makes me think maybe starting this big dollye was a good thing~ cause at the end of the year, either she will be done, or Ill have a beautiful mural & floorcloth going down to the studio......new bedroom or kitchen......maybe Ill even get my quilt top finished~ COOL!!!!