My cousin received the doll I made just for her, a robotic Sailor Mercury! This just happens to be the next page of my sketch book, so it seemed a perfect time to post it. Stay tuned for how the doll turned out!
So, way back at Shock Stock 2013, I met two very talented doll makers who had a vendor table. First off, I was thrilled that there were even hand-made dolls at all, let alone ones of this skill! Of course, I couldn’t afford to purchase one of the dolls (although I do wish I had the money to, their prices were very reasonable for the amount of detail), I did buy some smaller things: pins, and postcards featuring their work. After talking with them for some time, they generously gave me a set of magnets and a zombie print. The quality of the photos make their “paper products” nice, you can really tell that they create full characters with stories to tell. They have a website here, and currently have a doll for sale up on Etsy.
Keep up the great work, and I can’t wait to see how you develop!
This is going to be the kick off for a few posts that I have lined up featuring more local artists. Plus, I actually have TWO dolls that are finished and I can’t wait for everyone to see them!
Hello again, as things in life go I’ve managed to lose track of time. I can’t believe that this weekend is already the Rag Bag Bazaar, which means that this week is a crazy rush to pull everything together and finish projects. I do lament about how I wanted to get *so much* more done by this event, but I have been insanely busy with, life. In the past week alone I *conditionally* sold my house, and went in for surgery (which allowed me to go cuddle with my kitty Dante, who is staying with my parents while the house is for sale *sad*). Our garden(s) is thriving, we have carrots, cucumbers and lettuce in the back, plus geraniums, marigolds and snap dragons. I’ve never tried flowers before, so I can’t wait to see them grow! The geraniums already have flowers (one I bought admittedly with flowers on them already) which are a beautiful hot pink (love). Since the weather has been ideal, we’ve been going mushroom hunting, although personally I am more interested in different types of mosses and Sporophytes. Now that things are kind of settling out, I will make more time for blogging, in order to catch up on some posts that I should have done a while ago. Things are certainly moving forward, I will allow myself to get pulled by the waters, I just hope that I don’t go under. Here is a sneak peek at some of the new work I’ve been doing, and will be available this Saturday the Rag Bag Bazaar. Hope to see you there.
So, I have been working on a few longer posts that I’ve been promising.. so they are still coming, I just don’t have a lot of extra time right now. Also, I received my original piece of art from Abbie Diamond! It is beautiful, and you will be getting a post about that fairly soon too.. Too much to do, no time to blog. Once the house is up for sale, and I have some medical things sorted out.. I should be back to regular posting.
I am almost embarrassed that I have not posted sketch pages for *almost* two months.. but I don’t see the point in feeling bad about it. I have a few pages prepped, and so you will certainly see a few more in the next week. We are in the final push to get the house ready to sell (as in, papers are being signed today!) so I think I will have bit more free time to tell you all about what I’ve been doing (which is a lot). Oh, and this page was another attempt at me drawing the same characters, only this time I decided to do them in a different time period. You may remember this page, featuring two horned women whom I have already scripted a back story for, involving binary star systems, gods, sacrifice, and stuff like that.
Sometimes life just keeps moving forward so quickly you don’t even know how you got there. I have been working like crazy the past few weeks, really pushing to get the house ready to sell. Looking around, and hearing the echoes (because we have hardly any stuff left in here) is starting to make me feel anxious and like I want to take a break.. but I have to keep going! This will all be worth it in the end. Despite the bathroom renovations, insane amounts of painting I have to do, and gardening gardening gardening, I’m still making time for art, and more specifically: doll making! I am almost done another doll, which I admit, should have been finished two weeks ago. I can’t post any more photos of her, because she is a surprise.. but soon soon. Despite how busy I will continue to be for the next few weeks, I have a lot of sketches in my book that are still not posted, so I think I will try to get those up as quicker posts to break the silence. But anyways, did I mention how I had to be incredibly brave and actually stand on this ladder in my bathroom in order to clean and paint the ceiling? Those pictures show where the ladder goes up on the wall, which is supposedly 10ft. I hope I never have to spend a (full) day on a ladder like that again (because I know I still have to go up the ladder to finish up and touch up the wall paint). On a final note, I finally figured out what the weird things growing in the palm are: yellow flowers! This also made it a lot easier to identify the type of plant it is, which is a Chamaedorea elegans, aka Parlour Palm.
I haven’t forgotten about Shock Stock! I still plan on doing a more personal post about the weekend, including some super cool buys.. plus another feature on two doll makers that were vendors. Very excited to share some of their work! But, I have posted the Official PVT Shock Stock 2013 photos on the VHS swap blog here. Oh and that is a photo of myself and Joel M. Reed!