Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ghost Bride

I sculpted this figure over a year ago, and the poor dear stood unfinished until recently. I had made a removeable long blond wig for her (usually my hair is glued right on the head), but she seemed rather "normal and boring" to me, and so I was uninspired to finish her.Alas, she stood unattended on the counter. I passed her by every day on my way into the studio,stopping to fuss with the blonde tresses and trying different things, holding up different hair colors and different fabrics. Still they all seemed rather blahzay, and ho-hum.
Finally... feeling rather guilty for leaving her unfinished so long, I took her back to the studio stripped her of her pretty blonde tresses, gave her a "dark do", Vamped up her eye makeup (it was rather pale before), and added her tattered head dress, and Volia! Emerged her true identity, the "Ghost Bride"! Now I really love her!

Her neckpiece is a 17th century applique, Love that old tarnished look. Her gown was a remnant from and antique french ball gown. The only thing I don't care for is she needs a doll stand, which I really dislike, as most my dolls are free standing, and I feel the stand distracts from her other worldly-ness. I guess I'll have to create some unseen stand for her.
But, she went from one of those dolls that just didn't seem to go anywhere to being on of my favorites...and it only took under two years!!LOL!
Hope you enjoy her!
SpOOkTacularly Yours,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Saint Patricks Day!!

A wish from Me, "Mz P", and Little Princess Wee Wee!!!! Here's wishing you all the luck of the Irish!!!
Faith ,Begorra, and Begetting yurself a SpOOktacular Day!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole and Back Again

I'm Late..I'm Late.. For a very important date..except it's been so long I can't remember what it was!...Oh was returning to posting on my blog! It's been months since I returned from Our Fabulous trip to France, and I'm afriad I have become somewhat lazy about getting back in the groove.
So many of you have been asking where I'm at, I decided it was time to return to the land of the living..So Voila.!!
First I am happy to say I have been invited again this year to participate in The World Ninygo Exhibition in Japan. I believe there was only one other artist from the US invited so needless to say I am extremely honored!
Since we've all been waiting on pins and needles for Tim Burtons Alice film (which is Fabulous by the way), I decided to do a dark version of Alice for my entry for the show. Combined with my facination for Victorian mourning customs, I created " Alice in Mourning for the White Rabbit" Ahh..Poor Monsieur Wabbit! Alas... he is in good hands!
As expected,there has been a sudden population explosion of Alice Dolls! They are taking over the planet!! It's been interesting to see the various takes on her creation.
As I have never been one to follow the trends, this will proobably be my last Alice for awhile..or.. maybe not.....It depends on how long I stay out of wonderland, and if I feel the need to return soon!
I hope you enjoy my little Alice!
Now I'm off on my next adventure!
I'll try not to stay away so long...thanks to all of you who have been kind enough to leave comments despite my dissapearance!!!
Have a SpOOktacular Day!