Sunday, September 11, 2011

Clay Day

Joyce, Chris and I spent all day making doll heads from paper clay and tarlatan fabric.  We discussed the Fiber Arts Guild pot luck dinner and upcoming opportunities.  We checked out the latest fashions (always fun) and emotions(not positive) on Project Runway.  We ate tasty food.  We took a field trip to the Utrecht store.  But mainly we made doll heads.
Emily's bird person-expect colorful plumage.

Chris' old woman and Star Gazer.

Joyce frightened Victor with scary noises. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our Dolls at the AFIC Conference

Fringe Element Exhibit
Joyce's Cecily in the Just for Fun Exhibit
Chris' Wish Doctors in the Just for Fum Exhibit
Joyce's Wild Hare wins third in Original Design
Emily's Leaf Kicker wins second in the Original Design.
Emily's class project
Joyce's class project

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wild Hare

Wild Hare made his debut at AFIC and brought home a ribbon!
Congrats to Emily who brought home 2nd place.
Aboe: Wild Hare all ready for assembly, and later with his ribbon. He is needle felted, has wooden wheels and sports a carrot filled back satchel.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

from the department of monkey parts


you have to understand i am involved with two of the most interesting women.
we are engaged in an artistic adventure.
we make dolls, we spitball ideas, we eat, we laugh (god how we laugh),
we support each other in ways hard to put into words.
these are magnificent women and i love them to the bottom of my heart.
last night we had one of our doll nights.
in the middle of a stray conversation in a discussion about dolls and classes...
monkeys were mentioned in an offhanded joke.
up jumps emily and dashes off to the department of monkey parts.
you see we work at emily's house and she has the most amazing stashes of stuff.
we call them the departments...usually supplies.
but last night we hit the motherload of glee.
the department of monkey parts
back she comes with a handfull of silly.

my mood last night was this guy.
but it didn't last.
cuz of  the department of monkey parts.
so now i am working on the doll with monkey parts.
and i shout to the blessed stars
i love these women.
thank you joyce compton
thank you emily eckel
you rock my world

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

made years ago

i never named this doll
tho akira blount said it was my spirit doll.
one of my first designed by me dolls
still don't know if i'm happy with the feathers on the bottom

but i always loved her face.
almost pretty.
i don't do pretty well.
this one i'm proud of.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Checking In

I've made some progress on two projects.  The Button Clown has a bit more context.  It's starting to have a game like quality. 
This clown needs more buttons.

This head was too small!
This head was too big!
This head is just right!  Finally!
Enough with the Goldilocks experience with the head size.  Now I can get on to the face, arms and neck.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

the newest
a pearl wish doctor
when you don't even have a penny to toss in the well
she feels great.
shell and glass beads
and pearls pearls pearls
black cream and white
the face is a ceramic button

and the back

Friday, February 25, 2011

one more in the series:
wish doctors
when that wish bone breaks the wrong way
beads are bone, shell and citrine.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

new dolls
wish doctors
when all the candles just don't go out

and the back

wish doctors
when its too cloudy to see that first star

wish doctors
when the dandelion fluff is damp

day of the dead
the head is a carved nut (i did not carve it)
the skulls are bone (ditto)
the beads are garnets and hemitite
mom dislikes this one
 but it feels so good

and the back