Thursday, December 1, 2011

Master Ed

"Master Ed, a Strange little boy who doesn't know he's dead"
Master Ed is my newest ghostie and just listed in my Etsy shop.

Poor Master Ed, his only firend is the ghost man attached to his wooden pull toy! He wanders in search of a playmate, but unfortunatly scares everyone away!
Master Ed clothes are made from a vintage masonic sash. I hand painted stripes on it, but for some reason they don't show up in the photo....ghost stripes, I guess!
Seems I don't have much time lately to get many dolls done,or update my blog! I wanted to have some fun things done for Halloween but it didn't happen. The gremlins have waged war on my life this last year and I have been busy fighting them off, but, spit-balls don't seem to have much effect on them...guess I'll have to try something a bit more drastic!
Anyway, hope you enjoy Little Master Ed.
 I do have some fun news to put in my next the meantime I'll be looking for a good "gremlin repellent spray"Does anyone know of any??
Dark Blessings, Gail

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Ghostie on Ebay!

 Back from the exhibition in Canada, Madaline McCary and her shrunken brother Harry are now available on Ebay!
"With a voodoo spell, Madaline McCary shrunk her little brother Harry"!
 We all know how pesky those little brothers can be!
 I've added a larger striped bow onto Madalines hair and created a nice little headstone for her. The lamb and cross image was cast from the original childs coffin plaque,then I molded it in an airdry stone clay and  turned it into a headstone.
 Madalines dress is made using fabric from a tattered Victorian mourning dress.It has antique beaded black buttons on which I've added my signature sculpted baby skulls. The tiny skulls adorn her shoes and her hair ornament as well.
They are looking for a new home to haunt!
Check them out on Ebay!!
If the Gremlins stay away, I hope to have a few more things done before Halloween, So keep watching!
Happy Hauntings!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Dollirium Doll Show

Greetings All!
It's been awhile since I posted. I see somethings are missing from my blog like the music and the followers...disapeared into the netherworld...I'm not sure what has happened. I'm not that computer savy so I hope that at somepoint they will return!
I have been working on my piece for the Dollirum Doll show "Dearly Departed" which opened on July 24th and will run thru Sept 3rd. Check it out, there are some SpOOkTaCuLaR Artists participating!!! The show is put together by Dark Dolly Doll artist Jacqui Gallant of odddollz, who, now on top of everything else she does, has created this incredible Doll Gallery to showcase all things Dark and SpooKTaCuLar! The Gallery is located at, 1 Cliftonvale Ave London, Ontario Canada. If your in the area stop in a check out the offerings! This is my little Darling I created for the show.
Madaline McCary who, with a voodoo spell, shrunk her little brother Harry!

Her shroud is created using antique victorian fabric from widows weeds. She is polymer clay over wire armature. Her little shrunken brother Harry is pin jointed. She has little skull buttons on her dress and shoes sculpted from clay. Included is a cast "Our Darling Plaque I took from an original casket plaque.

Madaline and Harry are available during the show, or contact Jacqui at

I will be working on some more pieces to list in my etsy shop soon so keep an eye out!

Dark Blessings, Gail

Friday, May 20, 2011

Memento Mori Theater Bust

I've created something a little different for the Ghosties. A little Memento Mori Theater display.
The idea was to do a bust of a Ghostie or something smaller that wouldn't take as much time as a full sized doll,...well it was a nice thought..., but after I did the bust I thought it needed a little something else, so I created the base from an old block of wood then covered it with vintage velvet. It still needed something more, so I took a mold from an old coffin plaque that said "our Darling" poured it in plaster, and added it to the front. I like that way it turned out, but felt it still needed something else, so I did the back drop for it from striped was kinda plain, so I thought it would look better to add a bit of theatrics to it. I photocopied some theater curtains from one of those dover books and hand colored them and added some details. It still needed something more, so I trimed it in the same old velvet as the base, made some curly decorations out of cardboard. I then molded another smaller "Our Darling" and attached it to the inside.
So my idea to create something that "wouldn't take me as long" as a full sized doll, actually took me longer to create than if I would have just done a doll! I never learn! Molly Mercy Jane,
succumbed to an overdose of poison Henbane!

Over all the piece is 10 1/2" tall and 5" wide. Hope you like her!

She is in My Etsy shop if you'd like to take a peek!

I have a ball jointed doll that I had started, I hope to post some photos of it in progress soon.

Happy Hauntings,


Saturday, May 7, 2011

GraveYard Goblin Ghostie!! OHHH Scary!!!

As I was out for an evening stroll in the cemetary, I came across some curious little fairy folk that co-habitated the place with the other spirits living there. Graveyard Goblins!!!!
Goblins never die they just grow pale with age! These particular little creatures love to tunnel under ground from grave to grave, which sometimes causes the ground to sink and headstones to tumble!!
This particualr ghostly goblin is "Stench" a jolly sort of guy!I've just listed him in my etsy shop if you'd like take a peek at him!

Stench stands 14" high to the top of his Stone Clay hat. I made his jacket from a remant of an 1880's victorian mourning jacket. I made him some nice little bone accessories and some eyeballs he wears on the tip of his shoes.

His dental care leaves something to be desired, (his teeth are sculpted from polymer clay) But he doesn't seem to mind much!

I hope you enjoy viewing him as much as I did making him...we had a good laugh!!

Dark Blessings, Gail

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ghosties and Goblins my newest on Etsy

Ms P looks like she's finally found what could be a long lost relative! The resemblance is uncanny!! I had started sculpting a ball jointed doll when I was struck by a goblin attack! So I was force to put the bjd aside while this crazed creature came into being! His name is Fidget and he's in love with a poor little bunny that wasn't quite fast enough!

He's looking for a new home so I listed him in my Etsy shop. Please check him out!!

Ms P thinks she's in love and I'd hate to see what they would create together so he's gotta go!!

Fidget measures 9 1/2" and is free standing. Dressed in old goblin leathers and antique pieces of gypsy nomadic clothing, he's quite stylish for a goblin!

Maybe now I can get back to my ball jointed doll in peace!

(Athough I have the urge to sculpt some goblin and elf busts so maybe the aren't finished with me yet)!!

Dark Blessings, Gail

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tiger Lilly on Ebay

It's been quite a while since I've made one of my larger Ghosties, and even longer since I've listed one on ebay. So here She is! Tiger Lilly out for a stroll with her voodoo-ized umbrella!

"Tiger Lilly met her end when a Vampire spider became her best friend"

Little Tiger Lilly has a thing for cuddly little spiders, This one just happened to have a taste for cute little Victorian girls! Ahh..a friend for eternity... Tiger Lillys faithful pug dog companion, Pugsly awaits his own fate, unless he can be clever enough to come up with a plan to out wit this toothy foe, but I wouldn't hold my breath!

Tiger Lilly is one of a kind hand sculpted from polymer clay, as is Pugsly. The vampire Spider is softsculpted using victorian mourning fabrics and jet beads. Tiger Lilly measures about 11"1/2 to the top of her head and about 16" to the top of her voodoohead umbrella, which is removable and decorated with sculpted bone accents.

She's on auction at ebay right now, looking for a new home to haunt!...check her out!

This might be it for the Ghosties for a while as I've had the urge for some gobliny creatures and other things that go bump in the night!
Plus those ball jointed dolls are creeping into my mind once again!
Dark Blessings, Gail

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Another new Ghostie Just Listed on Etsy!

Ms "P" just discovered a tiny pair of ghosties in the studio, and since she is highly jealous of anything getting attention except herself, she says "they gotta go"! So....I've just listed them in my Etsy shop! This tiny pair was inspired by Edward Goreys book "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" (As are most of my Ghosties, except this pair is tinier than my others)
"Little Lolli, couldn't be sweeter, last seen in Kensington Gardens with an odd boy named Peter"!
Little Lolli measures just under 7" to the top of her bow, and her tiny Tinkerbell Fairy doll is 2 1/2"- 3" to the top of her topknot. Lolli's shroud is made from an antique silver-grey silk velvet ribbon. I've also used hand painted and dyed silk tulle vintage buttons and ribbons.
I've got one more larger ghostie in the works and then I think I may be on to something else...I feel some other little creatures mulling about the dark receases of my brain!!!
I also, time permitting, will be posting some information on doll making, as I recieve many e-mails all asking pretty much the same questions,....mainly," how do I become a doll artist..where do I start"? So I thought I might just do some posts, hopfully answering some of those questions.
In the meantime if you'd like to take a peek at Lolli and Tink, they are looking for a new home to Haunt! Check them out in my Etsy shop! This link should guide you there!
Have a SpOOkTacular Day!
Gail & Ms "P"

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A New Tiny Twosome in my Etsy Shop

Mistress Mary bent over to button her shoe, when a strong wind blew...she went Tootle-loooo!
This tiny twosome is newly listed in my Etsy shop is you'd like to take a peek Mistress Mary and her tiny ghostly companion are smaller than most of my dolls. Mary is 4 1/2" and Minnie is a petite 2" Both are hand sculpted in polymer clay and wire jointed so their arms and legs move.

Poor Sweeties looking for a new home to haunt!
I've been working away on Ghosties and have another small one in the works, although larger than Mary. Hopefully if she cooperates I will have her done by next week.
One of my regular sized Ghosties has been waiting mournfully in the wings for quite sometime, she's turned blue from holding her breath...oh wait..she has no breath!!
In the meantime I hope you enjoy Mistress Mary and Minnie!
You are SpOOkTacuLar!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A New Ghostie Coming!

Just an update to let you know I have a couple of new ghosties manifesting in the mortuary!
One, I've just finished, is a Tiny Ghostie with a little ghostly companion. I will be listing her in my Etsy shop tomorrow, Sat. the 19th. So if your interested keep an eye out!

Also, if any of you had e-mailed me in the last 3 months or so, and never heard from me...Please forgive me! I am not Ignoring you!!
I had become rather lax about checking my e-mails, and found myself saying "oh, I'll do it tonight, or in the morning"....well you know the rest!! Now it's been around 3 least sometime before Christmas... and the amount of mail is boggeling to say the least. You'd have to take me out in a straight jacket if I attempted to wade back through it all, which I don't think I will attempt!!
So again, I beg your forgivness if you have e-mailed and I never replied.Please re-email if you need to! I shall be better.... I promise! (Ms "P" is cracking her tiny whip...she's scarey)!

So for now I won't bore you with any more!! Watch for photos of the newest ghostie and some in the making!!
Have a SpOOkTacular Evening!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A New Ghostie!

Mz P informs me I was a bad blogger last year and I'd better snap out of it!
Heaven knows you'd better not get on the wrong side of her, so I'm hoping I can be a better blogger and a better "ghostie maker" this year.
That being said. Let me introduce you to my newest little ghostie I've just listed in my Etsy shop.
This is Olive Elderberry, who wandered into the land of Fairy. she gave a scream and a tiny shout, but never did find her way back out! So Little Olive is forced to wander...good thing she has her little Scary fairy dolly to guide the way, er,...maybe thats why she got lost! Those fairys can be a bit naughty at times!
Olive is one of my smaller Ghosties, and stands just over 8" to the top of her head. Her lovely little shroud is made from antique velvet and antique lace. Tiny little bones act as faux buttons.
She's looking for a new home to Haunt!

Here's the link for my etsy shop
Take a ghostly gander at her!!
Have a SpOOkTaCulaR NiGht!
Gail &... Ms P...of course!