It has been soOo long since my last blog, I know, just been stressed lately with moving flats, and I have had no wifi for three weeks, but thanks for sticking around. Glad to say I am back now, all settled in to the new place (yes I realise this is probably the third flat I have moved to since last year, but at last I am in a happy place - both with myself and my new home with my partner)! :)
I have been going through phases of not feeling very creative at all, but just desperately wanting to do something. It can be difficult when you specialise in various media - one minute I really want to draw something, the next I miss sewing and creating 3D work, but luckily I have managed to pull myself out of it and have done a wee bit of both recently.
For the purpose of this blog, I shall write about my most recent doll I made.
Say hello to Lindsay-Lou!
She is based on my lovely friend's mother, Lindsay. She is strong, creative, and an amazing role model, and I feel truly touched that I was given the opportunity of creating her very own Nicolpops doll :)
Did I mention she is creative? Well Lindsay is a photographer, check out her business Still Creating Memories, I can't wait to see even more of her work in the future :) And have the opportunity of collaborating in any future projects!
You can check out her very kind review of her doll on my 'commissions' page.
For now, I have some illustrations that I want to finish to show you guys and add to my website asap, and really get back into creative work. Who knew doing a regular 9-5 would zap any sort of creative will power out of you. Time to beat the system and get doing what I love to do and find that passion again.
That's all for now folks, will be back soon with an update on the doll I made for Progress the Series.
In the meantime, check out some artists work I have really been digging recently:
http://www.frenemylife.com - Illustration by Frenemy
http://whatnatanyadid.blogspot.co.uk - FlutterbyDaisy
Various ponderings by me; Nicola Brand: creator of the Nicolpops stitch-punk doll. I dabble with illustration, but my main passion is for knitting, and using mixed media to create one of a kind critters.