Thursday, December 3, 2009

Luna Smile Wall Hanging

This is Luna Smile. She's a wonderful three dimensional wall hanging. Painted molded canvas, 15" by 11"

For Sale

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tiny dolls

I made these dolls for a craft swap. They are all about 6 inches tall.

I call her Vera Rose.My partner who received this shark doll named her Esmeralda.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Eip The Pie Nymph

I'm not quite sure what drove me to draw this annoyingly cute, terrifyingly sweet little nymph but nonetheless, here she is in full blinding tooth rotting color.

Prints available

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cactus Monster

I adore this little guy. He started out as a small doodle of his head shape and eye in my sketchbook that I looked at and thought, "Ehh, this probably won't amount to anything." And so I went about my business. Every now and then I would look back and add a little something here and there. Eventually he grew into this finished little cactus and sure enough, found himself a home among my favorite little monsters I've drawn.
Colored pencil.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Satyr

I would like to introduce you all now to everyone's favorite ladies' man, the Satyr. I made him last year for Valentine's Day for my husband. He stands at about three feet tall. His fur is one of the only instances where I went out and purchased material from a fabric store. Everything else though, is thriftstore, with the exception of his little leather pouch worn around his waist. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good picture of it though. No pictures from the journey this time but I do remember that it was extra creepy working on him before he had his hair because he had facial hair first. In the end though, he turned out to be one of my most impressive. I'm excited to share him now with you all. He's a wild little spirit and I hope you love him as much as I do.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Altus Infinite the Gargoyle

I'd like to introduce you to my most recent doll. This fine fellow's name is Altus Infinite. He was a birthday present for my good friend. I started him only a week ago and he was officially finished on Friday. His whole body is painted six times over, making him a shelf doll not a snuggler. I'm quite impressed with his outcome. This was the first time I had ever included any polyclay detail on a doll and because of how good it turned out I can't wait to do it again. His plugs, horns, fangs and lip piercing were all clay and I don't think he would look as good if they weren't.

And now, some photos of the journey to create Altus

Shakespeare, anyone? Fun fact: Altus was made with one adult size medium gray T-shirt from my favorite local thrift store. His face was (quite poorly) scrawled on his head with marker and then stitched before he was painted.

Skip ahead a bit...This was two days into his creation. No arms and his head remains unattached. 'Nother fun fact: my dolls don't usually have heads until the very end, making dealing with and at times dressing their headless bodies a little unnerving.
His legs were difficult because they seemed to have a mind of their own as far as how they wanted to lay. Rest assured that at this point in the doll's construction I take the time to place the head on its spine stick and see how many times I can spin it. :)

Right after I fashioned the polyclay horns, I realized just how handy they were as a built-in stand. This is how the head was then stored from then on. You can also get a pretty good view of my awesomely sparkly clean desk surface.

Almost there...

The ears were quite a process. I had no clue how to achieve the shape I had in my sketch (which will be posted when I have my scanner set up again) and thus decided to just wing it. I think they kinda look like butterfly wings.

Piercing and gauging the ear

Just for funzies. I'm such a loon.

Kinda creepy and a little dull. This was just the first layer of pure acrylic gray paint. Not to worry, he got way shinier as time went by.

And the rest, folks, is history. What kind of a magician would I be if I gave away all my secrets? :)

The end.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cardea the Butterfly Fairy

This lovely little lady is Cardea. I made her for my mother for Christmas 2007. She was so adorable and I wish I could find the pictures of her and my nymph sitting together because they look like they could be sisters. She stands at over two and a half feet tall and is (as always) made from thrift store material. Unfortunately, these pictures don't really do her justice. The butterfly mask on her face is actually very iridescent and textured. I had a hard time getting her antenna to stay put but otherwise she was very well mannered and easy to work with. I've always thought her face looked like my mother. She has her guarded playful smile and deep empathetic eyes. Cardea has always been a favorite and to me, her and my nymph will always be the best of friends.

Monday, June 8, 2009

My Nameless Nymph

For my first post of my art, I thought I would introduce my Nameless Nymph. I made her nearly three years ago from a tacky leafy shirt from the local thrift shop and she was the first of many of my odd and lovely doll designs. She's sort of become my muse since her creation. Her big black glassy eyes have become a staple of my dolls. It was during her process that I taught myself how to make these dolls. Her seams are shabby and her stuffing is uneven but she's beautiful. Her flaws are what taught me to become the artist I am today. She was an adventure to make and still inspires me. So now, for the first time, I'm sharing her : )
More current projects to come.