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,



Christine said...

She's fantastic~Her eyes are heavy with so many emotions!

Debie Lyons said...

Shes lovely Gail. I love her eyes too.

Lorra luffies

Debie xxx

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julie campbell said...

She might have taken longer than you thought but she is utterly fabulous !
julie x

Flora said...

Whenever I get a creative block , all I have to do is visit you and your creations to get me back to the creating mode!!1 Thank you!!

Gail Lackey said...

Thank you so much everyone! I'm working on a doll for the Dollirium show in Canada. Hope to post photos soon!!

Sophia-LaLa said...

OMG I just found you - magnificent!!

Uncanny Curiosities said...

Your work is so beautiful, and I like the colours you use.

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Lovely coloring around the eyes- such delicate application of color!

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Such lovely eyes and delicate application of color!