Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Really pissed I can't go.

I got a Ghoultide Gathering postcard from Pam Gracia of Soft In The Head Studios this weekend. I've been planning to go to this wonderful Halloween art show since January. I made hotel reservations, got my mom all excited to go on this road trip with me and went to the doctor to start a new treatment so I could actually leave the house and go.

I was so excited to meet in person all the wonderful artists I admire and talk to on Facebook. I was especially excited to see up close the artwork of these great people and hopefully snag a few pieces for me.

I've know for almost a month now that I wouldn't be able to go. My treatment isn't working and my health is not good. Hopefully another year I can go.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday in Sasyland.

Well I'm up and about trying to finish current projects and itching to start new ones too. It's amazing what a pain free day will do for my productivity. I thought I'd show some things going on in the studio.

 Here's a pile of felt that I'm using for my current projects. There is some fabric tucked in there too somewhere.

Here are two little ugglies (at least I'm calling them that until they are painted) on my clay table.

This is a paper clay ornament I did for Art Doll Artists Halloween Ornament Swap. He was fun to make and I can't wait to get my swap partners ornament. Can you tell I have a Frankenstein thing going on here lately?

I have a couple more of this style ornament waiting in the wings for clay.

The sweet little pumpkin girl is a WIP for Patrick Gill's Vintage Halloween Challenge and Swap at Every Witch Way Lane on Facebook. This is the 4th challenge I've done with this amazing group of artists. I use these challenges to push myself out of my comfort zone and really force myself to do things I never thought that I could.

This owl goes with the above piece. There is a black cat that goes with too that I'm working on today.

My next project is for ADAs Silent Film Star Challenge. Of course it's completely in my head but not even started yet. It's due on the 30th of this month but since I'm hosting it I'll probably end up pushing the deadline back a little bit.

 I love researching the fun and unusual and I found a great star that I never head of for my piece. She's Anna May Wong and was the first Chinese American Silent Film Star and was considered a female fashion icon of the era. Isn't she beautiful?
2 photos of the same dress. Of course I choose to do this crazy and difficult dragon dress.

I found this dress on Pinterest and OMG it's the same dress!!!!!!!!!!!! I have hundreds and hundreds of tiny rhinestones to glue on for the dragon design. I know I'm nuts. But once I get an idea into my head it has to be made no matter what.

Then after that project I have to do my wonderland project which I'm not having high hopes for anymore. So what are you all working on?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prim Pumpkin Doll Finished

I finished this doll for a challenge over at Cloth Doll Artistry. We were given the pumpkin head shape and told to make whatever we wanted. I love little Prim dolls but it's not a style I make so I decided to challenge myself and do one using my style. She's kind of a rag doll and I had fun designing her body. She's 15" tall and made from a combo of craft felt and wool blend felt and is completely hand sewn. She has 2 different kinds of black button eyes and a hand stitched face. I got a chance to dig into my piles of Halloween fabric!

I made her little coordinating bloomers.

And a little bow for her stem.

I think she's just the sweetest thing and I've been carting her around on my arm all morning.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I've Been Published!

I finally achieved one of my long term goals of being published. I'm very happy and excited about that. It's given my confidence a big boost. My Native American Doll is in this issue of Soft Dolls and Animals.

I sent another doll I just finished, that a very lovely artist friend told me was my best work yet, to ADQ (Art Doll Quarterly). 

I have a lot of projects going on right now too, here are a couple of WIPs.
A Vintage Halloween Piece.

 A Little Pumpkin Ragdoll.

Other projects are just bits and pieces and aren't worth showing yet and some are still in my mind.


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