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Location: Lakeland, Florida, United States

Hi, My name is Helen Grossman. I like to paint, read books, and learning a new forms of art and techniques. I love to learn and experiment with different medias and surfaces, like clay, paper, beads, gourds,it is always something new here to learn and grow. When I am feeling burn out I am reading books or taking my brushes and paint. Back in Ukraine I learned a decorative folk art style of painting called Petrikivka named after village it was born. You also could see some of my work on Instagram, @helldg123. Thank you for stopping by and if you have a moment, I would love to hear your feedback. Helen

Friday, October 28, 2005

New gourd doll

Inspired by fall colors I created a new doll using gourd which I painted, then attached the head, add some apoxie clay embellishments. Then couldn't decide on her hairdo. Spent a few days trying different materials and ended up using paper tube wrapped with orange yarn and adding some black feathers.

Gourd was basecoat with black acrylic paint on which I paint useing some acrylic and lumiere paint.
Earings added a nice touch to the doll, I think :) what do you think? let me know.


Blogger Kai Naconi said...

I LOOOOOVE your new gourd doll! What a beautiful lady in her Autumn colors! And I'd give anything to paint the way you do! Gorgeous! You chose exactly the right color for her hair, too! It's like the Fall leaves when the sun hits them just right! And, like you, I am crazy for the season's colors - the leaves, the flowers, of course the pumpkins! Thank you for sharing your doll AND the beauty of Autumn! In this part of the U.S., we don't get the color changes as much.(One last thing - please, tell Boris that Aunty Kai says he looks very handsome!)

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