another dyeing attempt with the tulips, first time round I wasn't satisfied with the results, at all
a new endeavour: building a home for all of the studio's more or less permanent occupants, they're spread all over the place and would like to try communal living; you see here the chaos during the build, the having to move everyone and everything about, sourcing building materials from my wood stash, plus other bits and bobs; the photo's aren't deliberately soft-focus, I discovered my lens was greasy, ah well makes the mess more bearable, no, yes.
|bundle into walnut dye|
|Malle and Haasje waiting amidst kitchen clutter|
|BirdBoy waiting impatiently|
|as a child I loved making doll's houses, in cupboards, on bookshelves, designing interiors, mixing odd bits of miniature furniture with cut-uts from magazines for the wall-papering and kitchen-tile floors, making tables from cardboard, sewing clothes for the dolls and barbies; at a certain age I stopped; I still love all things small|
now the time has come to start again with this doll house making thing, in many parts thanks to this inspiring book by Dutch artist Karina Schaapman, her book has been translated into many languages; if you are interested in her book click here
|storage boxes and miscellaneous objects|