Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Ah have not heard of the Shiwadlion? It doesnt surprise me as its such a coveted thing. One must be very brave and steadfast to discover our land, let alone take on the hike to the wildest parts of the island. Braving rocky cliffs to come to the windswept hidden valleys of grass just as it turns from verdant green to gold!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lazy day

Its a beautiful spring day ,but my studio is still a shambles! I had'nt realized what a supply pack rat Ive become! I set up a spot where I can hang my doll s form the ceiling as i work,but I would like one of those metal banana trees so, I can hang them in the oven as well. It would be great to have no more flat bums and toes.

So this is my humbly pretty veiw outside the window in my workshop. How do you like our lawn? Now I know what youre thinking ,but this unmowed, tousled wildflower feild look takes alot of effort!!! heh heh

Across the way you can see the niebors roof. behind our bare grape vine. The trees of heaven are naked too,but They get the neatest red leaves! Heres a picture from a few years ago. With a shiwadlion Ive picked.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another award thingy!

Ok Iam honored,but Im going to have to ask that be the last yall! I have much work to do this year. Thanks for showing me the love ^-^

Sprite gave me this Proximity award. This one has a really nice message I think.

The description of this award is as follows.
This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!”and so I give pass this award to 8 other bloggers, friends...and ask that they do the same....

Lemme see 5 addictions yawns about 5 of my biggest influences right now? or you could call it the gnawing muses insistant whispers.


Brothers Quay. I am going to attempt antique German or French style leather bodies soon . Im starting to like the odd some would say ugly proportions of these bodies and the patina of the old waxy leather. I think there is intruiging tension in them

2. Queen Annie's Ive always loved them,but just discovered reproductions of them in blogdom and something about thier squirrely eyes,cracked complextions and lush costumes is insta love for me!Someday gotta make at least one!

3. Felting fibers. It helps me to dream up completely non related images. Im considering sculpting Rusualka again because I saw a most beautiful peice of mossy green mohair on etsy!

For some reason I just love the symbolic feel of using milk fiber!

4. Anything folk art retablo, shrine shaped or featuring santos(saints) or creche figures.

5.metailic thread ,knitting,tatting or knotting whichevers simplest!This is insane I know ,but since metalic lace trim is expensive and not small scale enough to please me. Im reasearching making my own. I prolly should pay the man the 20 dollars!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Arinhrod wip's etc

Here's my commission in progress. Night queen Arinhrod. Her name means "silver wheel" refering to the stars.

She is further along that this. I always take pictures to reveal assemetry and flaws. Ill be busy on her April ,but Im also furing a coat for a feral girl for Etsy. That takes alot of patience if you dont want the fur to look mangey! And Im almost out of crafters pick aeeeh! Then I have continueing work on my tryptich. With a tiny automata girl curled inside. Im really excited to see her finished. Im in the middle of moving my workshop from its cramped ,dark little hallway to a spare room once my husbands guy room/den. Lookd into disks of old wip piccies today and of my old work areas, Im always so jealous yet intrugued seeing other peoples workspaces! So many goodies and tools, bolts of cloth like that princess and the pea story and dolls laying about. I dont have much to see but, parts and peices of accidents. my desk is childs bedroom vanity without a mirror. Someday Id like to refurbish it and paint some nature scenes on the front of the drawers. but its not comfortable to sit at long so Im guilty of sculpting while checking email! Which I read at ADO invites ...dust! Ptah save us!