Thursday, September 18, 2014

HALLOWEEN DOLLS


time of year to create
Halloween Dolls
sort of creepy
and 
scary 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GRANDMOTHER'S ATTIC


I love attic spaces
these little dresses have that feeling
found in a dusty trunk in the attic


My Grandmother had a wonderful attic space
in her bungalow in Chicago
dark wooden narrow stairs
up to the top of the house
drifting dust and cobwebs
filtered light through tiny windows
so spooky
chests and boxes and the creepy old dress form
I loved it!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

DOLL PROJECTS


Paper clay BJD part of the Halloween Collection
Flumo doll waiting to be cleaned
New single jointed doll for plaster molds needs sanding and primer

and I'm starting to explore resin dolls
rubber mold making
and resin pouring

guess I'm looking for a new challenge

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PINK MERMAIDS


the original soft sculpture doll
beautiful creatures of the sea








these two are in my shop

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DOLL HOUSE STORIES


My last post about my doll house


waiting for the shippers to pick her up


I knew the day would come when I would pass my beloved doll house
down to the next generation


Happy voyage my old friend
you are off to St Louis
where tiny hands will explore you
and make up magical stories
about you
safe journey
and life go on

one of the many posts on the dollhouse

Friday, September 5, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MORNING FAE


Nothing sweeter than a little fairy sitting on my desk in the morning

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DOLL MOLD ONE


Dolls from my first plaster mold
Flumo and Porcelain
need to make a new doll mold
amazing how much my work has changed
but she will always be my first
successful mold
I do like working with Flumo air dry slip
it is easier
but porcelain just feels wonderful 

EXPERIMENTS


Been experimenting with air dry slip
poured my first mold 
success
easy to work with when cleaning
and sanding
painted up like a dream
sealed in matte
can't wait to string her 


Saturday, August 30, 2014

BUNNY, TEDI & KITTY


Three single jointed puppet style dolls
dressed in antique silk dresses


 spending the Holiday weekend together
 they will be in my shop
this week

Monday, August 25, 2014

LAST WEEK'S CASTING


cast my 3 doll molds in air dry slip
the 4th mold is still not working
it is a big doll might end up in the trash
successful with these smaller dolls molds
now drying for a few days
before I clean them
decided to experiment in something other than porcelain
finding porcelain very difficult to work with
and hard on my health