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 paper...it 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,

Gail



10 comments:

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

manosdetijera said...

HI. I LOVE HER SAD EYES. AWESOME DOLL!!!

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!!
Blessings,Flora

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!