Monday, January 27, 2014

"Gypsy Rose"  New Art Doll




 My first piece for 2014 
I wanted to have her appear as though she just stepped out of a garden or painting




 Gypsy Rose is handsculpted from polymer clay.

She stands approx. 13 1/2" to the tip of her hat.


 Her clothes are in the style of gypsy-steam punk - victorian and embellished with lots of vintage and unique
trims and baubles.


 In her left hand she holds a little parasol 


 Her eyes are handmade by me and are glass. 
She has a cute little top hat fashioned in the 
steam punk gypsy style.


 In her right hand she holds a little key similar to the ones depicted in the background.

 Beautiful soft features with creamy skin tones and accented with peach - browns.

 The background is 17" tall x 12" wide by 11" deep. Mixed Media and Wood


She is a One Of A Kind. No other one exists like her. Totally Unique!

An enchanting young lady to bring you much enjoyment!

Thank you for stopping by!


Se her U-Tube Video Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpHXSyHqGlQ&feature=youtu.be

Available for Purchase Here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/177327965/ooak-gypsy-rose-fine-art-doll-and-mixed

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Woo and Boo a Forest Sprite and his Owl!





A new sculpture just in time for Halloween!







Woo and Boo are handsculpted from clay and mixed media.
Woo is sculpted from clay and then handpainted with fine quality paints. Many layers of paint are added to bring out the coloring in his feathers and his big owl eyes!






Boo has a sculpted head and hands on a wire armature. He carries his little compass, a carved walnut shell basket full of berries and tiny mushrooms and a small stick. He also wears his trusty goggles so he can see a little better and not get those nasty gnats in his eyes while he is flying through the air! 







Boo likes to ride along on the back of his faithful owls back and the two of them get into a lot of michief in their travels..especially on Hallow's Eve!







The sculpture is mounted on a non-removeable wooden base for display.








Both Boo and Woo have special Halloween hats that they wear this time of year. They can be removed after Halloween if you wish to display them year round. ;-)


Total height of piece is 8 1/2" x 5" wide 

Little Boo is 6" tall by himself.





A look back at the sculpting process.





A fun piece of woodland magic created to bring a smile!!!


I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them!


Thank you for stopping by!





Available for purchase here:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A little German Doll House Doll




A new little Doll House doll to share!
This little one is 3 /2" tall and is marked "Germany" on her back.
Made of fine Porcelain.

I am always amazed at the beautiful painting that the German's did on these tiny works of art.
Circa 1920's

I made her a tiny dress from beautiful ribbons to match her fairy like shoes.
Next she will receive her own little cabinet!

Enjoy!

P.S.
I will be posting a new piece for Halloween in the next couple days.
Please check back!
;-)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alice In Wonderland

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"Curiouser and Curiouser" said Alice!
A new OOAK piece I finally completed. I have been working on this piece off and on for awhile now.
I had always wanted to do a Alice In Wonderland piece and incorporate the various characters into it so this was the project.

 
I love doing Mixed Media pieces and so I started with a box and went from there. Alice is handsculpted from fimo clay and if standing would be approx. 10" tall. I wanted her to be a little bit "Edgy" something different than the traditional blonde Alice with the blue and white dress and pinafore.
Of course Alice would not be complete without her silly friend the Mad Hatter. 
He is also sculpted from polymer clay and dressed in vintage fabrics complete with his cup of tea and toast. 
All details were made from scratch

Another character I always enjoyed was the March Hare. This fellow was needlefelted from mohair, with handmade eyes and teeth. 
What a silly guy he is!
Alice is so disgusted with the little crying pig-baby. She came become quite a nuisance!
The illustrations of the little baby that turned into a pig always amused me...especially with Alice trying to deal with it. I tried to capture that in the expression of this screaming baby! ;-)
"Eat Me"    "Drink Me" 
Of course the sly Cheshire Cat has to make an appearance!
Alice's Throne
 Details



 Loved this clock for the back of her chair....spinning...down....down...down.

Many, many hours and details went into this piece.

I hope you enjoy it!

Available for purchase here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/123927497/alice-in-wonderland-ooak-and-mixed-media

Alice In Wonderland Video U-Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9F8Di9H8g&feature=youtu.be


Monday, February 25, 2013

German Bisque Pansy III Doll by George Borgfeldt

German Bisque Pansy III by George Borgfeldt.


I have loved the Pansy dolls for quite some time. I now have acquired all four of the Pansy dolls.
Today I am sharing my latest restoration. 
This is Pansy III made by German doll maker Geroge Borgfeldt. Era 1910-20

When I first acquired her she was in a frumpy blue dress. She did come with a gorgeous blonde wig...but it just didn't suit her very well so I replaced it with a beautiful human hair wig in a brunette color to match her gorgeous big brown eyes.
She had no undergarments so I proceeded to make her a slip and bloomers. 
Her shoes were not appropriate so I replaced them with a cute pair of black oil cloth shoes.
I am always on the lookout for old christening gowns. This one had some tiny rips that I repaired and then later covered with the lavender colored ribbons.  The dress was hemmed and vintage lace added to the hem sewn entirely by hand. The sleeves were also shortened. These old gowns are gorgeous made into doll dresses. Old christening gowns that may have stains or other imperfections are great for transforming into a pretty dress for a doll.
She received new hair ribbons, a sweet vintage pin and then she was complete! 



Handwerck and Heinrich 109 -11 21"

Lots of things to share so lets get started...

I have been working on some new restorations to share so I will start with those first!

Handwerck Heinrich 109 -11 21"
This is a beautiful doll made by Simon and Halbig for Handwerck on her original signed Handwerck composition and wood doll body made in Germany circa 1900.

I was so thrilled when I got this doll because she came with her original lace dress. It is gorgeous and was in nice condition...just needing a cleaning. 
She was in nice condition needing only a little cleaning to be done. I washed her clothes, replaced her ribbons and added the darling vintage doll hat I had purchased several years ago. 
As far as restorations...she really didn't have any issues other than her hands were a little scraped up.
I lightly retouched the paint on them just to make them a little more presentable.
This doll is known for her sweet Dolly type face and is one of the most sought after dolls for collectors.
I love how she turned out.
A truly gorgeous example of a fine bisque german doll!



Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kristallstjärna (Crystal Star)

A Snow Angel and her Frosty Friend


Winter is upon us once again. While the snow falls gently to the ground, the snow angel Kristallstjärna (Crystal Star) flies down to her favorite forest to visit her little snowman friend. She brings him a gift basket of beautiful snowflakes ,but as she soon discovers the warmer weather has melted her dear snow friend into a pool of himself. Her heart breaks. His humble scarf and unbecoming buttons lay wet on the ground in the puddle he left behind. Soon to her surprise however, she sees his last attempt to reach her. It is a sign, stuck in the snow. It reads "I'll be back again someday". After all, snowmen are of the winter and will eventually come back to play once the winter snows begin to fall again.
 My newest sculpture just in time for Christmas!
Her name is Kristallstjärna (Crystal Star)
a beautiful Swedish name that
some sweet friends of mine named Clare, Jemma and Samantha came up with.
 I think it fits her perfectly...don't you? 
;-)
This little snow angel is a OOAK
made from Fimo Clay and Mixed Media

She is approx. 7" tall not including the base.
She is made to be free standing and can be taken off her base if you would like
to display here in another setting.
Her Snowman friend is made from mixed media.
He is permanent on the  9 1/2" x 12 1/2" Base along with the Christmas Trees.


Her sweet little blue eyes are glass and handmade by me, and her soft little locks
peeking out from under her hat are tibetan lambs wool.

All clothing is also made by me and embellished with vintage lace and dusted with
some beautiful snow.


She holds in her mittens a carved walnut shell basket full of beautiful snowflakes
 and flowers brought down from the heavens just for her little friend.


I hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed creating her!
Have a Merry Christmas!!!

To see a U Tube Video of this piece see here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TbmIxg1-lM

She is available for purchase here: