Friday, October 26, 2012

OOAK baby elf sculpture

Snibby is my first sculpture for the 2012 holiday season.  He looks like he's been around for a long time. The mica flakes on his base and his snowball really add to the vintage look. I used glass eyes with blue irises for this little guy.  I wanted him to sparkled even more, so I added some fairy dust (fine glitter) to his silk ruffle, hat, and gloves.  I wanted the bell on the tip of his hat to look old, not shiny, so I used a brass antiquing solution to darken and age it. 

Six inch Snibby is removable from his base. rod in his leg secures him in his base. His snowball is removeable so you can place another tiny object in his hands.....a present, thimble, etc.

I listed this one for 5 days since we have not really gone into the winter season. 

Here is the link to his auction if you would like to bid or just look at more of his photos.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Lulu, an OOAK newborn puppy!

This is Lulu, a sweet, tiny newborn puppy!   By tiny, I mean that she is 1½ X ¾ inches! I sculpted her from ProSculpt polymer clay so that she would have the "skin" of a newborn puppy and then I painted her with Genesis heat set paints and used a stiff bristled brush so that the paint would go on like hair and let the skin show through just as it would on a real puppy.

People often say "I wish they could stay little like that" when referring to a baby animal. Well this one will stay that way! 

Lulu comes in a cute little box that I altered just for her. I used vintage dictionary pages for a shabby chic look.  You can store her inside or display her on it.

Here is the link to her auction:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creeda, the mortician's daughter

Maybe I have some goth in me, even at my age.  I am drawn to this look and even dress in black a lot.  Perhaps my love for all things spooky showed up in me as a teen when I was glued to the old black and white horror movies every Friday night.  
I have, however, read about goth on the internet and it's not all about spooky and certainly not about evil. Rather, it is an open mindedness about death, darkness, and everything we have been thought to fear. Would death be scary if we weren't taught that it is?  
I, for one, don't want to be afraid to die. I don't want to fear that I don't have enough faith to be "saved."  I believe that death is as natural as being born, just like Creeda believes.  I believe in a loving God that will not send people of other religions to hell because they aren't Christian, even though I was raised to think that way.
So, I think that I can honestly present goth art to you, from my heart.  
This is Creeda. Please read her story. She is sweet and so is her rat!

And finally, with the new format, my links are active! Yay!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I've been away from my clay for a while. We went on a road trip up north to Lake Tahoe and Yosmite. It was a nice little get-away, followed by a few days in NewPort Beach, but I am more than ready to stay at home and sculpt for a while!  I am working on a new goth doll, but I made another  pumpkin with realistic eyes between stages of working on the doll and have it listed on Ebay for an opening price of only $1 !!! 

I taught myself how to make these realistic eyes and I'm really pleased with the look. They are so real looking that they are creepy! 

I promise to ship him within 24 hours of closing of the auction so that the winner will have plenty of time to enjoy him before Halloween! 

He has a real twig for a stem and is lightly sprinkled with fairy dust.

Here is the link to his auction:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

IADR featured artist for October

I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be the IADR featured artist for October! Please go to this link to see the interview!