The main advantage of cleaning the studio (beyond the obvious of having a clean studio in which to work) is that it inevitably spawns ideas. Some are big and some are little. On the side of "little", here's a fun paper doll I made quickly in an effort to not have to find a place to put the things I used to make her. Make sense?
The doll piece was a left over from the Handmade Paper Guild collaborative piece called Twelve Angry Men seen here in a very bad, blurry photo from our fall 2009 show. The Angry part will have significance, as you'll see.
Swatch Swap and I used them just as I found them: no cutting.
The figure was already dyed but needed some emphasis so I tried, for the first time, some Pan Pasels that I got for Christmas. Fun stuff, by the way.
The doll face, well, that's just a first attempt. Let's just say that I won't be jumping on the Female Figure Mixed Media band wagon that is so "in" right now. :)
As for the Scrappy Momma part. It has a double meaning. Obviously, you can get the Paper/Scrap tie in.
The other part is that a few days before I made her I was blindsided with a loud verbal attack, accompanied (for emphasis) by a door slam in the face, by an acquaintance/friend in a parking lot. I asked, what was intended to be an innocent question, in the wrong tone or something. I slunk away, with my jaw hanging open and still have no idea of how/why this came about. After a few days of dwelling and fretting about what I could have said, should have said, shouldn't have said, etc., I got a phone call and was told that I needed a diagnostic mammogram. Guess what? The incident in the parking lot is now NOTHING. A big, fat, giant nothing. It is of absolutely no importance at all! Thankfully, two days later the diagnostic mammogram also came up with nothing.
So, I made a Scrappy Momma doll in memory of this incident. Be scrappy! Little things don't have to become big things. And, move on as quickly as you can because oftentimes you're the only worrying about it anyway.
Here's to a clean studio and all the junk it brings to the surface.
PS. No, I don't have red hair.