Saturday, May 23, 2009

Alice in Belladonna land New etsy listing

I've been in a bit of a creative slump here, but I did manage to finish another small doll for my Etsy shop. To go along with my mugwort mourning dolls, I'm also doing what I call my "Belladonna Babies". And, as you can guess, they will include the infamous Belladonna herb, also known as Deadly Nightshade. This herb was used in the middle ages as an ingredient in witches flying potions, and also, more recently by Sally in Nightmare Before Christmas! I've used the seeds in this case, and they are safely sealed in Alices Blue felt heart inside her little mugwort and wool stuffed body. There is no chance if them escaping their little blue tomb, so never fear! But, poor Alice I fear on the other hand is their fateful victim! Alice resides in her handmade wooden coffin that is lined with red velvet and her red and white striped cushion. The coffin is trimed with German gold dresden trim. She has her slightly crazed white rabbit friend to keep her company. She has little leather rabbit ears that are attached to her blue silk cap.
Alice measures 6" to the tip of her ears, the coffin is 6 and 1/2 " The white rabbit is 3" and has little leather arms legs and ears. Alice is one of a kind and made from polymer clay with a soft body.

Poor little Alice, some said it was ment to be. Others said it was the belladonna in the Mad Hatters tea. Some blamed the cheshire cat, as you can never be sure where he is at. What ever it was, mystery was on hand, that fateful day in Wonderland!
She is avalable in my etsy shop along with her mugwort mourning doll friend Lucy in another listing.

Hopefully this creative slump is temporary, or I may have to borrow Alices fancy little coffin to rest in!
Happy Hauntings, Gail


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

this takes my breath away


Pattee said...

Your dolls are ALWAYSSSSS my favorite Gail!


Sue said...

Awwww, poor little Alice, so sweet, so innocent...and so sad. I absolutely LOVE her. Gosh, I have to build up my PP a/c so that one of these days, I can waltz into your Etsy shop and adopt one of these little gals! One of these days...yes!

Gail you have had so much to deal with in taking care of your mom and hubby, that it is no wonder that your creativity is slumping! Hopefully, things on that front are easing up, and you will find your muse back in full force.


Dessa Rae said...

Hi Gail,
Poor little Alice, she looks so forlorn, and her rabbit made me laugh out loud...Always Amazing!!
Take care,
Dessa Rae

Sprite said...

Awwww, She's fantastic! Love the lil bunny rabbit too. Great luck on etsy. I hope you find your way outta the hole soon!

Feel better sweetie...


Gail Lackey said...

Thanks all..Yes, I think tea with the Mad Hatter would be just the thing....who knows where it would take me! I'm always up for a new adventure! I am desperatly needing some new inspiration and relaxation! This family stuff definately takes it's toll!
Hugs, Gail

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Oh Dear!! Poor Alice:( She and her white rabbit are perfectly adorable!! I just LOVE them both and her coffin...looks quite cummfy:)
I am sure some Gail time will do you and your muse good:)
And if this is what you create when you are in a slump.....well I can't even immagin it better then this!!

Zombie Hugz

julie campbell said...

Wonderful Gail, poor sweet little Alice ! and that slightly deranged white rabbit looks totally mad to me LOL I love him :0)
Hope life settles soon,its amazing what wierd and wonderful things your mind can dream up though in times like this and if you can escape into your fantasy world it helps keep you sane !
julie xxx

Jain Squires said...

Alice is wonderful Gail. Love the rabbit too! Fingers crossed your slump is passing!!! Jain x

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Gail, I agree with everyone here, she is absolutely precious my friend...You have done it again...your Magic blows me away! I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Weekend and now I'm going to go see your Etsy...but I'm sure this precious piece will be gone!

Designs By CK said...

Popping in to say a belated hello & wish you a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Chris (-:

Diana said...

AMAZING!!!! WOW, I love that Rabbit!! hehe, he made me giggle for sure...Sometimes we all need a bit of time away to re-group..Have a wonderful Sunday!

Joanna Thomas said...

I love them Gail! She is so sweet and sad looking. I'm glad she has her rabbit to keep her company!
Sorry you aren't feeling inspired. I think we all go through that. Rest assured I promise your Muse will return. It just needed a little break!

Tina von Wiesen said...

Aw, so sweet and sad. Love everything about this. The rabbit made me smile, and also glad she has some company, the coffin is adorbale too. Love love love it!


Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Lover her Gail!


The Seance Room said...

What a great piece of work!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I do have such a soft spot for bunnies!

Don't be too hard on yourself with this just need to step back, take a break for a bit, and you'll be inspired and itching to create before you know it!