Sunday, August 29, 2010

A BUSY WEEKEND COMES TO A END

Working late
The Captain and Sailor
trying not to think about the 4 storms on the coast

The breeze this evening was cool
weird
keeping busy
figuring out how to string up my
ball jointed dolls

three different sisters

Attic Ghosts

Saturday, August 28, 2010

MUMMIES, GHOSTS AND A DIVA WITCH

My dolls are back!

after a long trip out west

and posing for the camera

Beautifully Bandaged Mummies

and The Diva Theater Witch
are now in my shop

this past week, I had a very bad case of the
"I need to play with clay disease"
So I indulged
and I just finished texture painting three
Attic Ghosts

three different styles of ball jointed dolls
ready to string these up

now I can get back to playing with fabric
experimenting in
Twigs Faerie Land

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

WHERE DID THE DAY GO?

WIP clay and soft sculpture
ball jointed doll
needs the dreaded sanding
and a lot of paint
two more ghostly girls
all have fabric core bodies
each will be jointed differently

and at the same time
new soft sculpture
Mer-Faeries

Seems I did a lot of bouncing around today
although I have lived in my Country Home for 5 years
I'm surprised that I still had empty walls
My good friend Evelyn
inspired my collection of bird cages on the wall

Needless to say, my Captain was thrilled he didn't have to
drill holes in the ceiling for all my cages.
Thanks Evelyn
Check out her blog and shop for all her
wonderful dolls

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ATTIC GHOSTS & OTHER CLAY ODDITIES

taking a break from sewing and stuffing

and indulging in playing with paper clay

seems I like to go back and forth with fabric and clay,
but I would like to bring the two mediums
together


My Attic Ghost Sisters

working on a soft core and clay ball jointed doll

three in the works WIP pictures to come

The Swimmers

Green golden Mermaid, Swim-Girl and her Pet GoldFish

Party Bugs

Disco Queens
dressed in Satin Bubble dresses

all these dolls are in my shop

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WISPS AND A INVITATION

I went back to the Lake Yale Forest today
to visit with some beautiful Wisps

Up in a moss covered tree I spotted two
Wisps are all different looking
unlike most faeries that travel together

They don't look alike,
but they wanted matching outfits

the last two to join the Faerie Dance

they fluttered over to greet other Faeries

stepping carefully I spied tiny hair wreaths

and a strange shaped tree branch

when I looked again
Faeries were everywhere

They all looked so pretty

a invitation was offered
come to our Dance!

I could see the mushroomed lined ring
had sprouted

as if in a dream
I could see myself at the Faerie Dance

The dance might seem to last only minutes, or an hour or two, or even at most a whole night
but in fact the normal duration would be seven years by our time and sometimes longer

I would be a captive

The Faerie temperament is a complex one and the behavior of the little people is governed by a code of ethics far removed from our own

Most faeries whatever their size, appearance or character, have powers of some kind and can bestow good or ill luck at will

Careful handling and respect in faerie dealings are of paramount importance

with this knowledge of Faerie Ways
I decided to bid farewell
and leave the Faeries to Dance the night away
in the Midnight Faerie Ring

The Faerie Ring Collection of Soft Ball Jointed Dolls
can be found in my shop

Monday, August 16, 2010

PLAYING WITH SOFT BALL JOINTED DOLLS

The beginning of a new week
and I just want to play with my dolls


WIP
Moon-Beam Faeries


These are last two of the Midnight Faerie Ring
Collections
"Wisps"



They will get beautiful gowns
and a story

But today, I just want to
BE HAPPY
PLAY WITH
DOLLS