I’m not sure if it’s purely the by-product of me being disorganised, or if it’s because I am being overrun by new ideas popping into my head on a daily basis, or if it has something to do with the Painter giving up smoking, but things seem to have gone a bit haywire at Trippet Castle.
I currently have in progress:
7 disembodied heads
6 disemheaded bodies (?)
3 full sets of limbs
2 stray upper arms
1 complete doll in a naked and embarrassed state waiting for clothes.
It’s all gone a bit wonky and it’s starting to really annoy me as every time I start working on them I’m a bit lost as to what I should be doing.
The body parts on the above list (with the exception of the naked complete doll) are all still in process, ie they need more layers, more time to dry, more makeup or varnishing. The whole thing has got a bit out of hand, really.
You are probably thinking that I should just concentrate on getting one doll complete, and then move on to the next one, etc. Sadly though it doesn’t work like that. each layer takes a day or so to dry, so if I were just to work on one doll, including the drying time it would take more than two weeks to complete. Having said that, I’m beginning to think that there must be a more organised way to approach this. Maybe if I did all heads one week, and then all bodies the next and then all limbs on the last week? Of course with other commitments none of these could be done in a week and so I would more likely be looking at two months to get a few complete dolls out of it – and that doesn’t include dressing them – which although it is fun, can take ages to get right – dolls are notoriously temperamental about their clothing.
Oh well, back to the kitchen for another few layers (if I can find any dry bits to paint them on). Wish me luck – and any suggestions for a more fluid system will be gratefully received.