Welcome to craftswithcare!

Doll-making is my hobby. I sell most of my dolls on eBay and Etsy, except for a few which I give as gifts to family and friends.

I started out making my first cloth doll a few years ago. I have always loved cloth dolls and it had always been my wish to create my own dolls someday.

Nowadays I also make dolls using different media like paper clay, wood, felt etc. Some of my paper clay doll designs are inspired by Izannah Walker and other famous doll makers of yore. Most of my paper clay and wood dolls are one-of-a-kind. For my cloth dolls, I buy small quantities of fabrics at a time, so no two dolls will be alike. I also experiment with various doll-making techniques of my own.

I also enjoy collecting antique dolls, and reading and researching about different kinds of dolls.

The picture above is not a doll from days gone by, but a photo of my mother when she was a baby!

Monday, March 24, 2008

My first oil painting, a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh's Irises!

I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my very first oil painting. It is a reproduction of one of the Irises paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. I saw the original painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I also saw Van Gogh's amazing works at the Musée d'Orsay.

I tried recreating the painting from a print we had purchased at the MET. I used only a painters knife to paint the whole painting including my signature at the bottom right.

I am so inspired to do another painting....so please do not be surprised if you don't see any of my dolls for sale for sometime.

Below is a picture of Vincent Van Gogh's original painting of the Irises which is currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

This is my reproduction of the Irises.

~MB, craftswithcare


Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

OMG Mithua!! That is beautiful!! You are amazingly talented. How long did it take you to paint that?

TatteredCowWings said...

This is just AWESOME!
Mithua, I didn't know you could paint! Oh My, you paint very well! Wow, I wish I could paint like that! I need a ton of lesson to be able to paint even one flower much less all those flowers!
Mithua I'm in "Awe" of what you can do!
I don't blame to you, if you just want to paint! If I painted like that, Thats all I would do!

Hugs, Mae

craftswithcare said...

Thank you Kelly and Mae for your sweet comments!

It took me about 10 days to paint it! There was no cooking, cleaning or hardly any eating during that period...LOL...


Kelly~MysticalEntities said...

Wow 10 days is still pretty good, but I know what you mean when you say no cooking and cleaning..Now thats a diet plan ...LOL I`ve had the same drive to get something completed.
Hey by the way you`ve been tagged. Pop by my blog. Hope to see you play!

Marilyn said...

Your painting is incredible! What an amazing talent you are!
Hugs, Marilyn:)

Lone Pierette said...

I just love it !! Paint some more !!!

hugs Lone

Jo Anne O. said...

Hi Mithua!

I am amazed at the talent I am seeing on your blog and other sites! Wow!

I am honored that you are interested in being a part of my In The Pink collaborative book project! Please email me at jmollowens@gmail.com so I can have your email address and I can send you information!

How did you find me?

Smiles! Jo Anne

Unknown said...

Oh MY!!!!! Now that is talent, Mithua!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! Such beauty and grace!

Many Hugs,
Oh Yea, Thanks for the tag!!!!

craftswithcare said...

Thank you Marilyn, Lone, Jo Anne and Jackie for your kind words!


Judy said...

You did a great job with this reproduction Mithua! Love everything you create! :o)


Pictures of dolls that I made using patterns provided by sweetmeadowsfarm.

Copyrighted designs, reproduced with permission.

Addie and Brownie

Annabel and Anjelika

Precious Dottie

Thanks for looking!