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Women’s Art Retreat in Lovely Cuyahoga Falls!

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Come Join us for a 3 day retreat/creative frenzy with amazing artists: Wanda Montgomery, Annie Morgan, Mo Mosyjowski and Me… If I wasn’t teaching this, I would definitely be attending!

sugarplumscary doll

I will be teaching my Sugar Plum Scary Class, a no-sew doll that not only gets your creativity going full force, but also allows for an easy way to let your friends know what you are REALLY thinking!

You will learn:

  • The finer points of wielding your glue gun with accuracy, confidence and the best results.
  • How to construct a two sided stump doll without ever picking up a needle.
  • Using your sketch book to preview your ideas and access those deep hidden creative nuggets.
  • A fun way to string hair so it will look stylishly beaded.
  • How to find the face of your dark and wickedly funny side and the contrasting mug of that ever-present sunny side of yours.
  • A little about the history of the fertility and ceremonial dolls of Ndebele and their uses and meanings.
  • Unfettered embellishing with all that stuff you have left over from your many art and craft adventures, and some basic beading skills as well as scrap quilting collage.
  • And finally you will end up with a doll that can quietly, without a single syllable said, announce your mood to the world at large and bring a smile to almost any face.

Go to their website for info on the rest of the presenters, the accommodations and the sign-up sheet!

http://www.cvartcenter.org/workshops.html

 

Enjoy the day and stitch, stitch, stitch away!  Li

The Official Opening is June 16th

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Info on Women in the Arts
Info on Women in the Arts

 

Hey Dolly Friends,

Well the opening approaches and I have no idea what to wear! This is a members opening and its FREE for the members of the Canton Art Museum – all others are welcome, but have to pay $10.00.  OR you can join and it will be free.  Support the arts in Ohio!

I am also joining the digital age with my patterns.  The first one is a revamp of my angel doll pattern and will be available on dollstreet any moment now.

Important Buddhist Thought and Great book for summer crafters

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

“If you’re not a Buddhist you think there are Buddhists and non-Buddhists,
but if you’re a Buddhist you realize everybody’s a Buddhist — even the bugs.”

Shunryu Suzuki

Our family has a Zen Calendar purchased because… well… it had nice graphics and it was on sale at Borders. Now, every morning as we sit down at the table and enjoy breakfast, we are each happy Buddhas.

Now, while you are appreciating the bugs, the birds, the growing grass, and the weird guy in the car next to you, my little buddhas, check out this cool book!  The Crafters Devotional, 365 days of Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Unlocking Your Creative Spirit, by Barbara R. Call (with the able assistance of 365 or so crafters full of great ideas!)

On page 107 for a Tuesday on day 121, you will find my scrappy color wheel.  This is a really great  project for getting rid of your stash in a delightful way or playing with your pallet to discover a new color combo!  Try it and shoot me a pix!

Also, on page 113 is my Petroglyphs art from the EarthSky Man class.  I love petroglyphs – symbolic juice!  Check them out.

Have an interesting day!

Summer Sewing…

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Well, I have been in a bit of a doll pit lately, so I just decided to use a UFO head and put a paperclay face on it to get me started.  God know, my UFO collection is massive, so I picked a nice flatish one, simple, and easy to add clay to.

By Li Hertzi

She looks a bit melancholy, but maybe spring will cheer her up… It is doing a wonderful job on me!  Crocuses poked their purpleness into the front yard and the sun finally came out, highlighting those tiny little veins in their translucent petals, Ummmm Beautiful!

Crocuses Scream Spring!

Be well, Play hard, Garden often, and enjoy the Spring!

Glass Beads and the Happiness Project!

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

The Happiness Project! How Perfect!

Art Doll Adventures Dolls Hanging Out

These guys are all happy that Art Doll Adventures is on a list on Amazon called the happiness project.  They are all about happiness, dontcha know! Click on their picture to go to the link and check out the company they are enjoying.
The Blue BIrd of Happiness is right after the Goddess of Eureka!

The Blue Bird of Happiness is right after the Goddess of Eureka!

Glass and Cloth, so different, so delicious!
My First Home Made Glass Beads!
My First Home Made Glass Beads!

The weekend before Christmas, after 3 aborted tries, I finally got to take a glass bead making class.  Lampwork is the official term, mostly referencing the original oil-fueled lamps used to melt the glass.  The kit I got included a map gas canister with a special nozzle just for bead making, a bunch of richly colored glass rods, a cookie pan (for protection of the table) some mandrills (steel rods that are used to spin the glass on) and some stylish goggles… yellow very protective stylish googles.

This craft has been around since ancient Syrian times – that would be the 1st century – old stuff!

Last night, I stayed up late making eyeballs… still working on that… but what could be better than truly BEADY eyes!

Birds

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Now that I live in Ohio with a pair of sofa-nested-bird-watchers and Meeme, the cougar of Stayman Avenue, (a Ragdoll Cat) I am acutely aware of the array of feathered distractions to be had!  So with that in mind and the fact that I made several versions of “the blue chickie of happiness” from my book and still have them in varying stages of finishedness around the studio, I am bird obsessed lately.

This one is pearched on a twig in a sparse forest of the smaller twigs.

Long ago I painted lots of different things with black and white stripes because my friend Laurel was always decked out in stripes – you never know how you are going to effect the people in your life – and recently I have cycled around to them again.

If you want to try this birdy, or one like it, check out the book!

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  • About Me

    Li Hertzi runs the aptly named, LiHertzi Design, a small graphic and illustration business where she designs for print, web, publishing, and cycling apparel manufacturers as well as drawing funny (and decidedly educational) things for anyone who wants them! "Art Doll Adventures" is Li's first book and full of fun and interesting cloth sculptures for you to make!

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