The feathers in her hat were hand dyed and getting the exact shade I wanted just-so was a little tricky… but all-in-all she was lots of fun to make.
~ Audrey Hepburn ~
Over the years our working relationship blossomed into one of deep friendship… I feel so very saddened by his passing… I shall miss our conversations for Count Alexander had such a passion for costume, which he expressed through every aspect of his own careful personal appearance. Dressing in early 19th century fashion himself he was every inch a charming gentleman from the ‘Old World’ and a ‘Time Gone By’… I shall miss him and his sweet kind heart…
In memory of Count Alexander von Beregshasy who ascended into the light to dance with the Angels on Sunday 7th February 2010.
…… and not what we think others want us to be!
I like to think I express myself through my art, whether that be through my dolls or my paintings. However, like most artists, I suffer from the “Artists Curse” where by, I’m rarely satisfied with any new piece.
You may remember my rose painting, above, which I began before Christmas? Well, this is a prime example… I wasn’t terribly pleased with it and thus its spent the past few months sitting in my parents house behind Dad’s easel. However, today when I visited my Mum and Dad, I saw it had been positioned up on the wall in their kitchen and I have to admit to thinking it looked rather very nice!
It made me smile and I thought perhaps you may like to see my new piece which is obviously a ‘work-in-progress’…
When cleaning a pair of hands for example, it takes me a minimum of two and a half hours. However, if I want to manipulate the hands so that the doll can hold something for example, it takes at least twice that length of time…!
Only when I am entirely happy do I move on to another piece, when the ‘cleaning’ progress begins again.