Sunday, May 30, 2010

Finishing Mister Pumpkin Head

The final stage of finishing Mister Pumpkin Head.  Well, he did not want to be dressed the way I had him pictured.  I spend a day hand dying silk velvet a beautiful pumpkin color and he said NO WAY, it clashes with my head........soooooooo he is going to have a black velvet jump suit belted with a pumpkin color sash and a black silk ruffle around his neck AND he will have pumpkin color shoes..........

I have drapped fabric on him just to see if this will work and he approves........he has really given me a hard time when it comes to color. 

After taking pictures, I see I need to work on his eyes some more....but I think we just about have this piece conquered..............actually I really love this old guy.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Another WIP

Starting on another WIP...yep, a pumpkin head...they seem to invade my brain and will not go away. But, this one is different.  I have been making figures around 5",6" and 7" for my Halloween pieces and I decided to make a 12" figure which I have not done in quite awhile. I can see this one dressed in dyed velvet and silk and holding a wonderfully decorative walking cane....we shall you know, they have a mind of their own and I never really know how they are going to turn out.  I am sculpting this one out of Creative paper clay over a very strong wire armature made stronger with an application of Apoxie Clay.   You can see his head in my convection oven drying.  I always use aluminum foil for the head armature instead of styrofoam so I can put it in the oven to dry.

He, is beginning to come together now...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Blog

Please excuse the way this blog looks right now, I am hoping that it will be fixed soon by the person I paid to set it up for me.........if not, I will go in and fix it myself...not happy right now.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Witch Hazel

My new piece "Witch Hazel Make-do" is now complete and will arrive on Spooky Time Jingles on the 13th of May. She is sculpted from paper clay with a leather hat and corset. She has glass eyes and beautiful mohair for her hair.  The entire piece measures 14".  She sells for $135 including insurance and shipping. She has been sold.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another WIP

Here is my Witch Make-do.  The sculpting is pretty much complete and I am now painting.  Have to decide how I am going to dress her.  Will she be all white or all black.....never bright colors....always monochromatic...I just cannot help it.

Meet Mr. Bird

Mr. Bird is now complete and has flown off to E-bay.
He is only 6" tall, although the entire piece is 9".  I sculpted him from paper clay and then painted with acrylics.  As with all of  my work, he is One of a Kind (OOAK)
Mr. Bird just left for his new home.........I will Miss him.