I am currently working on some new pieces.
My two polymer sculpts are both inspired by Alice in wonderland and my stuffed doll is somewhat inspired by my favorite character Tira from Soul Caliber.
Please follow my art page for more updates. I have lots of new doll ideas that I will be working on. I will be sharing my progress as they are painted and brought to life!
My Alice and tea set inspired necklace is now for sale in my Etsy shop. All pieces (Alice face, tea cups, teapot and beads) are hand sculpted and strung on hand knotted satin ribbon. I do not use molds in my works.
Here are a few jewelry pieces that I have created for some recent local events. Some of them have been sold already but I still have a few pieces available in my Etsy shop. I will most likely be taking a month off from my doll making to focus on my costumes (which need to be completed for June) so this month will also be dedicated to jewelry pieces.
While waiting on the hands of my newest doll to dry, I am working on a few jewelry pieces for a local steampunk event that I will be selling at. I still have a lot more to do with them but wanted to share what I have completed so far.
I was hoping to finish my purple doll today, as well as begin some new work, however I have been miserablly stuck in bed, bundled up along with my 4 cats.. Locked in my bedroom with 2 heaters, it will not get any warmer than 60 degrees in this old crap above ground wooden house that I live in. When I walk in my kitchen and living room (which is also my work area) I can literally see my breathe so I dare not go in their if I can help it. Everything I touch in their feels like ice. I am so extremely bored since I am a very energetic person and it is becoming torture to sit here and not be able to work on anything. So I decided why not pass the time and write a quick blog entry for the day. I don’t have any new works to share so I decided to share a few of my older dolls that are still waiting for homes.
Here are a few of my dolls that are for sale.
“Lady In White”.
She is one of my gothic halloween dolls that is fully sculpted in air dry clay. I absolutely love lace and pearls so I had a lot of fun designing her costume as well as individually stitching all the little pearl beads. She is one of my favorite dolls that I have created and parting with this one is going to be tough!
I created this doll for the Art Doll quarterly circus challenge and am so excited to have received my copy yesterday. She is shown in the spring 2014 edition.
Seraphine, fire fairy
Seraphine is my newest doll. I decided to go a bit more fantasy on this one after being inspired by all the beautiful fairy costumes I saw at the Texas Renaissance festival. I also decided to give this one eyes(I often leave them solid white or black) however after a few people critiqued me on this I decided to give her the eyeballs. I am glad I did because I think it works well for her and gives her a bit more life. I also experimented using yarn for hair rather than my regular use of viscose. I am always looking for new things to use and lately I have had a bit of a yarn obsession so I had a lot of fun collecting some new pretty colors. I have a few planned for some future dolls as well so I am excited about making those very soon.
I love both gothic style and fantasy. Even though I am often drawn to darker works I also tend to go through periods where I want things to be magical and colorful (as seen clearly in my newer works). This also tends to be determined by my mood (which changes often) or my interest at the time. For this one I was working on a unicorn inspired costume (for the Texas Renaissance Festival) at the same time I started this doll ( I LOVE unicorns by the way) . Since I was in unicorn mode at the time I decided that is what this doll would become. Well not literally a unicorn…but inspired by…….
I really love this sculpt. I was looking at a lot of gothic architecture at the time and thought it would be cool to design a doll using some designs from some of the churches.(an idea I would like to play with a bit more). I also love vampires so that is what she was inspired to be. For this sculpt I used polymer clay rather than the Air dry as I find I am able to get more intricate details. Looking back through my polymer dolls I am really inspired to create some more of them. I walked away from polymer a while back after my hands and wrist started giving me problems so I am only able to do a limited amount of these sculpts.
I am working on several new necklace pieces all inspired by my older polymer clay art dolls. Unfortunately, I don’t get to work much with polymer clay as I used to, since I have been having some wrist issues and all the kneading of the clay tends to aggravate it. However, I miss being able to do all the detailed things with it so I hate to give it up entirely. I decided small necklace pieces would have to do for now. Plus it’s nice to take a shift from dolls to jewelry so that I can have a bit of variety in my work. So I hope to be posting several different colors and styles, as well as the option to do a custom necklace in the colors of your choice. None of the pieces that I make will be identical, so each of them will truly be a OOAK.
If you are interested, feel free to head over to my Etsy shop or my facebook page so you can see updates on new colors and styles.
All are sculpted from Fimo Puppen clay, painted in acrylic paints and attached to multiple satin ribbons which I braid, or knot together. They are all attached to either a large flower or gathered lace. The hair is made of Kanekalon fibers or viscose (depending on what I have available). If you are interested in custom pieces I can add just about anything you want. I can add makeup designs to the faces, jewels, flowers, glitter, or if you have any other ideas, I can work with you to incorporate them into the design. Once again this all determines what I have available at the time.
My new sculpt “The Bride” is now for sale in my Etsy shop.
She has been inspired by gothic architecture as well my reoccuring theme of the bride which is based off a dream that I had a long time ago. She is completely hand sculpted using fimo puppen over a strong sturdy armature and painted with acrylics. She is sealed with a high quality gloss for protection. Her headpiece is adorned with a veil of tulle fabric and her body is adorned with lace.