Saturday, September 25, 2010

UFO Completed! Spring Fairy Doll

I think this one is finished. I learned alot and think I will explore the design a bit more. I might even sculpt a skirt portion and make a mold , we shall see! I think having a theme and knowing what will go into the skirt space is important for the next version. I have some ideas here, but mostly they are too elaborate. It may be a good design to incorporate more fabric and embellishing methods too. This idea is used alot by doll makers, so think I should spend some time thinking about how to make it more reflective of my imagination.
I have one more gourd UFO (eg unfinished objects, the infamous boat lady) but its nice to see this one to completion.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Gourd Doll a Fairy ?

This piece has been a lot of fun. This weekend I started playing around with the niche and going through my treasures to see how I might embellish this... its been so much fun to play with my beads, vintage jewelry collection, and trims
The tiny gourd baby I created last night from some china painted miniatures I made several years ago. I sculpted the body from Apoxie sculpt, paper- mache'd the body, and touched up with a little antique gold inks. The baby is lying in a paper-mached egg gourd with a vintage brass dragon fly and moth . I think the larger figure needs more embellishments, and am still sorting through my treasures. This is the fun part!