Hello again! It’s been a while since my last post so time to catch up. Oops!! I have several new dolls to share pictures of, as well as my Mardi Gras doll that was shown in the August/Sept/Oct edition of Art Doll Quarterly magazine (but I will save that for another post). I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer so far. Mine has been quite memorable. My husband and I took a road trip through New Mexico, Arizona and California. I absolutely love the desert, mountains and our time relaxing on the beach. We also had a short mini vacation in Pensacola, FL. Being next to the water really gave me the inspiration to create a few mermaid pieces. (I believe I only sculpted two in my entire doll making days.)
The purple girl has already been sold however you can find the other one in my Etsy shop. She is currently my last remaining doll for sale. As always, layaway is available. Message me for details on how to split up your payments. 🙂
Again, I am behind on my posts so working to update my last few dolls that I forgot to post.
Here is Celeste, one of my stuffed body doll with clay face, lower arms and hands. She is full of beautiful lace and has a little victorian feel to her. I was inspired by the work of the illustrator Sakizo an had the urge to create her after my recent convention. I adore this doll and think she is one of my favorites. In fact, if she doesn’t sell I may claim her myself and keep her forever haha. Right now she is proudly displayed on my wall along with my other art.
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She is available in my Etsy Shop
I had started this doll with the intention of having her completed for Easter but got so side tracked with the commission wedding dress as well as my own personal costumes. She is now completed and up in my Etsy shop waiting for a home. As always, layaway is available and I can break payments up to help make her easier to afford.
As with all my dolls, she is 100% handmade with no use of molds. Many hours and much love have gone into their construction. All pieces are original works that cannot be duplicated.
You can follow more of my work and progress on my art page.
I am a little late, but Happy New Years to all. Hope 2016 is a productive year for everyone. Things have been a little slow moving on my end due to a lot of life changes going on but I plan for things to pick up soon. Please follow my art page for more progress as I tend to update much more than I do my blog.
Here is a doll I started a month ago and am finally now able to get back to. She is near completion and will be available for sale sometime next week.
She has been sold and is currently on a long journey to the UK. 🙂
When flipping through the Art Doll Quarterly magazine, I noticed the next challenge was circus themed. My first thought was to stick with my usual darker style. I thought of doing a sword swallower, a knife thrower, or even something from a circus freak show but in the end I went in the complete opposite direction . In my many boxes of fabric, I had lots of pink and blue tulle as well as other things that I found fitting to the topic.
I had lots of fun with this one, especially the hair, which is always one of my favorite parts of designing my dolls. I wanted this to be a playful doll so I went all out with the pieces in her hair. I individually painted some wooden balls in various shades of pink and blue, gathered some lace and tulle, and then added some various found objects in her hair. Their are several butterflies, yellow roses, turquoise yarn, pink bows, silver stars, and even a little unicorn. I had the urge to keep adding and adding, but I had to pull myself away before I overdid it.
For her costume, I individually attached each black strip to give her a striped corset, neckpiece and boots. I then added pink pom poms, pink trim, white lace, glass beads, and some pink and blue tulle for the skirt.
I wanted to give this doll some life so I created a swing for her. It was hell to keep her seated on it since she didn’t want to cooperate but luckily I was able to get a few descent shots.
She is now for sale in my Etsy Shop.
You can view more of my works here.
My new doll Kandi is now on her way to the Dollirium Art Doll Emporium in London, ON for their christmas show “Island of the Misfit Dolls”.