I can’t believe that I have two bazaars this month, and currently I am sitting in between both of them. One was last Saturday, held in Delhi, a town that I haven’t literally been in, in years. The next one is on the 23rd, and in my more familiar (how strange to think) downtown London. I have been working as diligently as possible, despite that I’ve been working a lot and now, I’ve been sick for the past four days.
Going back in time a little bit, I did manage to make a new costume this year for Halloween (barely). We handed out lot of candy to kids, and my partner even made a few of them cry (he was pretty scary). I’m going to update again before the Rag Bag Bazaar next week, because I want to show off some of the new darlings I’ve made (and by darlings, I mostly mean cats!).
So for now, enjoy these shots from Halloween, my costume is Buttercup from the Powerpuff Girls and my partner is Doctor Frankenstein.
Wheh.. just popping in for a quick update. Currently working on about four different projects.. a MH custom for my sister for Yule, an Amerindian cloth doll as a commission for a friend at work, a small series of cats and girls for a Christmas bazaar in November AND this mermaid.. which I started a few months ago and have had to put aside a few times to make room for well.. more projects. I’m hoping to have her done in the next week or so, but with the other projects as great distractions, well she might take a little longer. I’ve decided not to post any shots of her head.. because I think that a lot of her character is in her head and I’m pretty proud of how she looks so far, so I want to keep that secret a little longer. Thanks for reading.
Despite my poor updating skill lately, I have been very busy.. and not just busy working at Michaels. No, I have still been diligently working on dolls, illustrations and stories. Here is the newest, finished piece I have. I called him Winsint while I was making him, because I enjoy to have a name to a face while they come into creation, but I ultimately left his name open to his new owner decide. He is my first finished combination doll, that incorporates clay details with a cloth body. He is also the first male doll I have made, so he really was a great learning experience. I have a full set of him posted, including some great shots of him hanging out in the forest. Let me know what you think over on Behance!
This summer certainly isn’t shaping up how we had… hoped. But we are still making the most of what we have and what there is to do. We have a long bike ride planned for Monday, involving going out to the Conservation Authority Park, and having a picnic at the Dam. I really wanted to take part in more craft fairs and events this summer, but sadly.. London just doesn’t seem to have all that many. I attended the Rag Bag Bazaar, which was part of a larger Car-Free Festival downtown in June, with my sister. She makes beautiful wire wrapped jewellery, and might remember her from my post about the amazing Sailor Moon inspired necklace she gave me for Christmas (click here to see that post).
At the Bazaar, I had Persephone on display for the first time. Plus I had made a few hand-drawn art pins and something exciting (because it was a new thing for me to do) was make nice quality, giclee prints of some of my drawings (and they sold well which thrilled me). I was so happy with how they turned out, I printed them on a very light grey linen paper, and the “Away We Go” prints were done on a series of rainbow papers. It was incredibly cold though, and I was lucky that my mom stopped by and gave me her sweater (haha). But we had a lot of fun, despite the cloudy weather. I saw a lot of great artists, which I still have a small stack of business cards waiting for me to look into, and possibly post on here. In the meantime, enjoy these few photos I got of the day!! Or if you might prefer to see some photos of fungi, check out my latest photo project on Behance!
So, admittedly I have a few finished projects that I have yet to post on here.. and two of them include dolls! But, there was a reason I couldn’t post this beauty till now, which is that she was a surprise for my cousin, and this doll was sent across the ocean to England. I didn’t want to ruin the surprise, so I had to wait! I am insanely happy with how she turned out, despite some mess-up (like burning most of the pieces, breaking one arm.. sigh sigh) I managed to finish her, and I think that the broken arm turned out awesome, in the sense that I didn’t want to make another arm so I made it a gun. This was my first attempt with Polymer clay, specifically Sculpy III. I’m not entirely sure how I like using Polymer clay.. I enjoy that I don’t need to be constantly using water/ struggling against my distaste for dried clay on my skin, but I found that the clay got really soft, which made it harder to sculpt nicely defined features. Baking clay in the oven also makes me incredibly nervous, and for good reason (note: burns on most pieces). I have a few more different types of Polymer clay, I am willing to give it more chances in the hopes I get more used to it.
Here are some in progress shots, to see her completely finished, check out my project view on Behance!
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!
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.
a huge mushroom
geranium flower (one that I grew!)