Saturday, January 31, 2015

THE LEARNING CURVE


the learning curve
for me it is becoming a full circle
my first porcelain BJD


4 years into ceramics
still trying to figure it out


but looking back at my first dolls
I have come a long way
I look at these dolls and see all the mistakes
but I enjoy the challenges of porcelain
this time consuming art
teaching me patience with time

Thursday, January 29, 2015

TWIGS


The first batch of porcelain dolls from my new molds
Twigs despite her flaws is my favorite


and the kiln is soft firing
another batch of tiny dolls

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MY LOVE AND HATE RELATIONSHIP


sewing I love it
I hate it
but I love making clothes for these dolls

Blythe
has brought back the joy of sewing
dusting off my machine
and creating adorable
clothes
This Spring I will be creating
a Collection of Fairy dresses
for Blythe
while working on my porcelain
dolls
a comforting thing to do
after a long day of struggles
with artwork.

Friday, January 23, 2015

BIG BLYTHE CLOTHING SALE


New handmade outfits for Blythe Dolls
in my shop


My Models


15 new styles


couture style apparel


Steampunk gadget outfits

Thursday, January 22, 2015

BLYTHE CLOSET CLEANOUT


HANDMADE
dollie outfits
fits 10 inch dolls and Blythe
in my shop this weekend

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ON A SHELF WAY UP HIGH


casting Twig mold in 
Magnolia white
new color


while drying the porcelain is fragile
hopefully up high enough
away from Monkey cats 

Friday, January 16, 2015

FIRST PORCELAIN DOLLS OF 2015


stringing dolls



three porcelain dolls
hand painted in French Porcelain paints
best group so far

Thursday, January 15, 2015

TRIALS IN PORCELAIN


the first castings from Twig mold
china painted and porcelain paints curing
2 out of the 3 are good
but like usual I fall in love with porcelain
cracks and flaws and all

Monday, January 12, 2015

A PAIR OF LOVE BIRDS


a pair of sweet love birds


softly cooing



Flumo ball jointed dolls
with Bird Masks

Sunday, January 11, 2015

OPENING THE KILN


opening the kiln is always a surprise
bath time
a soak and scrub in spring water


a new rack and shelf
much closer to the outdoor studio


my first porcelain doll from 
the Twigs Mold
not too bad some cracks in the firing
but this is why I always make two
In love again with porcelain
china painting next

Saturday, January 10, 2015

SATURDAY MORNING IN THE STUDIO


tiny porcelain Sprite


SailFish
watching birds


3 dolls firing to porcelain
YAY