Monday, November 19, 2012


...I think I should take them outside more~ I miss the sun in this dark little apartment~

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Finished her~ AND added a bit of one of those wooly-cuffs to her coat... used two of my favorite bits of fabric I've collected over the years~ as well as some of the new faux fur that I just can't get enough of... Her photos don't do her justice - though I say it myself... Oh~ also first time sculpting a tongue - and painting two different colored eyes... I may have gone a little overboard on the whimsy with her~ but I think I'm allowed ;D

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

(Ever more) Autumn Dolls~

Been having a good time making little companion creatures~
Now I'm thinking I'll finish up one more 'monster' and then make some little fairy/jackalope/winged gals~ as I so enjoy creating.. maybe I'll finally get around to making one with a nice cuff of white fur/wool that I so love to draw:
And I keep thinking I should really be making some honest to goodness 'art-dolls'~ you know the kind that people actually have in galleries and art shows... but I just don't think I will~ I can think about them... sketch ideas out - but what would I do with one if I actually finished one? I don't want to create things that require extra attention - I want to make creatures that fit in on a bookshelf or tucked in a living room by a lamp. A little companion - a friendly face - something to make someone smile - not a piece of work that requires the new owner to worry. I want to make art that people live with... not showcase. Back to work I GOoooo~

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Autumn dolls~

Hello again, friends and family~ Hope you're having a wonderful season - all is well here. Just snapped a few images of the little group of dolls that are hanging out with me atm~ One of these days when I get my greedy hands on a house... I am SO gonna make a whole little world in one of the unneeded corners... Mwahaaaha~ Until then... enjoy a line of StoryKeepers and little gatherers...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Brume - Allhallows Eve StoryKeeper

I always plan on making Halloween themed dolls... zombie sheep - monsters - demons - extra creepy critters... but then I always think about creating these just as Halloween is approaching and by the time anyone sees them - I suspect the holiday will have come and gone. Last year I finished two 'Tim Burton' creatures and a moon/bunny/witch~ This year: I have Brume (another word for Fog)... I wanted to avoid making her outfit orange and black or too overtly Halloween... instead focusing on the idea that she herself has been seeped in the world of the strange and other worldly... XD as if she herself wasn't... but you get my drift, eh? Maybe next year I'll get to Zombie Sheep @_#; Baaaaaahraaaains~
Brume is a collector of obscure and arcane tales - anything mysterious and she is there to record it. Known for inspiring fireside storytellers and tongue tied palm readers~ she especially enjoys the holiday of Halloween; the eve of All Saints' Day; Allhallows Eve or Candy Day - as most Keepers refer to it.

Friday, September 28, 2012

New StoryKeepers

I felt a few new StoryKeepers were in order~ and with some color suggestions from some good friends I ended up with two Keepers (green- Camrin and lightblue - Wintory/Tory) and one little StoryKeeper Peep (Saffron). You may notice both Keepers have an Egg~ well :D when they hatch..... ;D
StoryKeepers are primarily word muses - they inspire a gambit of writers - from those who pen the manual for your microwave - to those who write the stories in your favorite books. But they are little muses - they help writers out with little things - a sentence here - a paragraph there - sometimes a whole greeting card! They cover all subjects and areas - science to fiction. They are most helpful for that very first sentence of a story. Some do have wings - most have tails and come in many sizes and shapes- all carry a little book or a pack of scrolls with them at all times - where they keep their own personal musings and doodles.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Maltazard - The Evil M

My latest commission - Maltazard / The Evil M - the villain from Luc Besson's Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys)~