Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
"Bob" is my 4th falling leaf for the 2012 fall season. He is darker in color than the previous 3. His colors mostly burgundy/brown. The antiquing isn't as pronounced but he is still cute!
Catch a leaf while you can! I won't be making these much longer.
Here is Bob's auction link:
Friday, September 14, 2012
I feel like I have gone back to my roots with these primitive, folk art dolls. It's fun to be able to concentrate on creating a mood, a look, without having to concentrate so much on realism and perfection. In fact, the imperfections and flaws give these dolls the distressed look that is expected with an old piece.
I didn't really know where this doll would take me when I started with her. Along the way, I realized that she would be a sad bride. She waits for her groom that never showed, never to be seen again. I think you can feel her sorrow. Tear stains run down her cheeks. Her only friend and companion, an old pumpkin, sits by her side or on her lap. Her wait is neverending, an eternity.
She is jointed at the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees so that she can be posed in many positions.
Currently, Lillith is sitting in front of a hinged black box on a black chest here in my home. You can see the box in the photos. I get to enjoy her for 3 days before she goes to her new home, where she will continue to wait, and wait, and wait.
Here is her auction link:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Baby Gus is my third leaf for this 2012 fall season. I thought about putting a pacifier in his mouth, but that is just too cutesy for my taste. So, he's just smaller than my first two leaves. I like showing my leaves in front of an antique window that I've found on a trip to Michigan many years ago. If you have an old window, it would be a perfect display for him!
I also listed a sweet little Boston Terrier puppy. This one has a particularly sweet face. I used plain old sculpey glaze on his eyes and nose. Sometimes I think it works better than the fancy stuff. I didn't put a shabby ruffle around this one. I opted for a red collar with a gold buckle (all tediously hand sculpted) because I thought it would contrast so well with his black and white coloring. He sits on a coordinated red and black box with the vintage dictionary treatement on the side of the box. You will find the definition for Boston Terrier there.
I hand painted this puppy's eyes using Genesis paints. I used acrylic for his body (white paint on black clay.
Here are the auction links:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I've been itching to make some spooky dolls for Halloween. Emma Boo is my first of these. Even in her spooky-ness, she still has the shy, obliging look that most of my beings have. She is wire jointed and very poseable because she is jointed, not only at the shoulders and hips, but at the elbows and knees. I have had a lot of fun posing her and hope you do too!
I like all of the irregularities in the clay because they accentuate the primitive, vintage look that I was striving for. The stain really brought them out. If you are using stain, remember that it must not be oil based or it will eat the clay. I used an acrylic stain that I have had for years. One bottle lasts a long long time!
I also listed some of my mini pumpkins. I altered a box for them. You can use it for storing the pumpkins or for displaying them. I am still into using old dictionary pages in my work, so you will find the definition for "pumpkin" and "pumpkin seed" on the side of the box. My collectors are liking that I use appropriate words and definitions for my work.
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the characters that make their yearly appearances and everything that goes with the season.
Here are the auction links:
Monday, September 3, 2012
Rusty joins Goldie in a trip to the ground this fall! He is a pretty burnt orange color and his eyes are a little closer set than his sister's, Goldie's.
I used a small antique window to display Rusty and it worked out very well!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Even though Calfornia falls aren't as pretty as those in Ohio, the sun casts a different light and I still get that nostaligic feeling of school days and new beginnings! Rusty is certainly in for a new life on the ground. Maybe you would like to catch him in his fall and let him live at your house!