Friday, July 3, 2015

Fashion Friday - Independence Day

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while.  Sometimes I get busy, sometimes I get bored, and sometimes it's both.  The last couple of weeks have been busy.  I manage a couple of websites and two of them crashed.  I don't do a lot of web design -- I'm so out of practice!  I also had a logo commission which was such a great project.  I'd much rather create illustrations, logos, etc, than build websites! And THEN, my husband came up with a brilliant idea and we've been working diligently to bring it to life.  And finally, I'm still working with my almost-Kindergartener to get ready for school.  We're both a little nervous, honestly.  He's been with me for 5 1/2 years and I will totally bawl and blubber on his first day of school.

So that was the busy part.

I've also been a little bored.

I've been working more in Photoshop lately and loving it, so when I jump back into Illustrator to create the paper doll downloads for this blog it feels like work.  That's not good for me or you, honestly.  I have a paper doll that will be in the next Paperdoll Studio magazine that I created in Photoshop and I can't wait to share it here!  I want that kind of enthusiasm when I work on a project.  This is, after all, mainly a hobby and hobbies should be fun. (Not to say I wouldn't love to totally go pro, just throwing that out into the ether!!!)

So I'm thinking about developing a Photoshop-colored paper doll series for the blog.  I have some ideas, but nothing concrete.  Suggestions are always welcome! I'm not sure how much time I'll have as my oldest starts school and my joint project with my husband takes off, but I want to keep creating paper dolls.  We'll see what I come up with....

And finally, a paper doll!

I wanted to make another family set, like I did at Easter.  In fact, I think these holiday family dolls might inspire a new paper doll book when I eventually have the time! 

Betsy here us actually from 2013 and was the inspiration for the whole set.  I left her unchanged in this set.  I loved the vintage colors & patterns in this doll!

George has a wardrobe that matches Betsy's.  I added shoes so that he can wear the shorts.  They aren't great.  I struggle with shoes.  I'm pretty confident that the shoes won't show with the shoes on the pants, but I didn't test it. And yes, he's named for George Washington.

John and Abigail (as in John and Abigail Adams) have coordinating wardrobes, too.  If you have not seen the John Adams miniseries, do it.  Do it now! American or not, this is an amazing story of a fascinating couple at a crucial moment in history.

So here you go.  A fun little paper doll set to get through a long holiday weekend!

1 comment:

  1. A holiday series is a cool idea. Especially for Halloween & Christmas. Great job!