Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wax Inspiration Pieces

Ghostly Greetings!
I am working on a ball jointed piece for a class for Niada next year which I hope to show soon..but in the meantime, I thought I'd post some of my religious and wax pieces that give me inspiration!
Of course the "Fairy Godmum" with the wonderful Bette head below!
A wax musical Jesus baby with an old crech doll..the pics are dark as he is in an alcove in my bedroom and the pictures always show up dark.
MoreWax dolls, in the same alcove which makes the pictures dark, sorry....but maybe, makes them more mysterious..they are resting on fabric from the 1700's. And when I wake in the morning this is the first site I see.!

My Religious Alcove in the front room..., A wax madonna in the back and a wax fairy in the right hand corner.
An 1800's carved wood babyJesus in front and a ceramic madonna behind with a repro crown. An old wax ex-voto head in the middle.

In the back, is an old wax christ child from Italy..with an antique banner from france on the wall behind it all.
These are some of the things that inspire me hope they inspire you also!
Dark Blessings,


The Whimsical Goblin said...

Ohhhh to be so Inspired, how wonderful!

Gufobardo said...

we have saints around us here in Italy..what do you think? a little travel to me??????

Yve said...

The wax is wonderful, obviously, but what really makes me jealous is that gorgeous chandelier in the top picture!

pumpkinhaus said...

You have a hauntingly beautiful collection! I love the wax pieces!

Gufobardo said...

where do you buy the eyes of your dolls? or you make them yourself?

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks..glad they inspire you..Yeah, Yve, I'm a bit of a chandelier hound also!!

Karen from A`Musements said...

What a fabulous collection, Gail! How can any self-respecting GHOUL not be jealous?! Just Hallowe'en GREEN with envy...
HaPpY HauNTinGs oh WaX MaVEn... said...

These are all so inspiring, but that first image, I can't quite make out.
Is it a creature of some sort?
The eyes are big, no?
The pointy feet are really intriguing, too!

Happy Halloween!

Gail Lackey said...

Oh yes..the first image is of the fairy godmum...a better photo of her can be found under my old posts "things that go bump"! She is done on a taxidermy body!!..(but don't tell her that)!
signed,..the dark one, Gail

Ulla said...

Gail, what an amazing collection of INSPIRATION you have... may I come and spend time in your alcove some day? Surely they all must be enchanted by their Mistresses creativity!