Sunday, December 9, 2007
The naughty list has to fall to someone to enforce, that's what the twig switch is for, and as if that wasn't enough to scar the little children for life, he is supposed to carry a basket on his shoulders to whisk away all those naughty kids !
Can you imagine, those poor kids must of been too afraid of Christmas to hope for anything other than not to be on the naughty list. All a bit too dark a theme for kids as far as I'm concerned.
But anywho this is my interpretation of old krampy, he's made of mostly vintage materials that I've had in my studio for a while. His body and wings are made of linen, the switch is from an old twig wreath that I took apart.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I finished this doll last night and Blondie was kind enough to put it up on http://thehumblearts.com/. She is the "Snow Princess" So please stop by and have a look , as always, she comes with her own original ditty and my logo on hangtags and is signed and dated. She is an all cloth doll, the photos of her outfit don't show the beauty of the fabric that makes her dress, the skirt has sparkles on the fruit and candy printed on it ! Her jacket is a quilted velvet fabric that has a wonderful sheen and of course the thread used for the quilting is made of metallic gold thread! Really very pretty to see in person. I painted soles on the bottom of her shoes and placed ornamental tissue on top and when you read her poem you'll know why I called her a Pompous Princess in this post. Well I'm off to see what else is in my sketchbook , to get started on tonight. Oh yeah, the gourds!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
SOLD!!!....I like the way that sounds......SOLD!!!!! My Sugar Plum Fairy sold this morning at http://www.thehumblearts.com/, Time for me to say goodbye, wrap her up and send her on her way to her new home tomorrow. I still think it's a little odd how I start to miss my dolls before they're gone, but once they're gone I'm ok. I wonder if I'm the only one who does that?
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Every once in a while people come into our lives ........ ( or step out of it, but thats another story )......and we are made richer for it, YES it is VERY "cliche" but so very true. Although
I have never met this lady in person, I always sense a feeling of such goodness after we communicate, via the internet , and I'm always left feeling so enriched and so very lucky.
I have met other wonderfully sweet people, and I'm sure they know who they are, but the lady I speak of is "Blondie" aka B. Spencer. She is never without a kind word or some sort of encouragement and I'm sure she doesn't have to say anything kind but I suspect it's an intricate part of her, so she does. Everyone should have a " Blondie " in their life, and anyone who knows her will agree that I'm right about this..( that doesn't happen very often.) But I'm right on the money this time, just felt it needed to be said that's all... Thanks Blondie.
Friday, October 26, 2007
I really scared myself silly today, the deadline for my theme doll is tomorrow..i think...lol....
anyway I was on the Delphi forum and everyone was talking about the nutcracker theme for
The Humble Arts, this coming November. It started to dawn on me that maybe I was supposed to do a nutcracker!...OH NO!!!! Did I misunderstand?.........NAH, Whew!!!!, next time I'll ask, before I have a heart attack! This is my new doll, The Sugar Plum Fairy. She comes with a little ditty/poem, a vision in pink and gold and all things shiny and sweet!...(well to me anyway!)
She was one of those dolls that just didn't want to get borned! But apparently I wasn't the only one with that problem, seems like quite a few people were in the same boat. Anywho..she's done and I'm very glad about that. Just too many things going on in this month, it flew by so fast I'm surprised that I haven't missed Halloween altogether this year!
The Sugar Plum Fairy
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tristan James Koniecsny
I became a new grandmother to two beautiful baby boys on October 9th, @ 4:32 pm! WELCOME Tristan and Avery!!!!! Isn't this a great photo of my daughter, Miranda and sil Jason and of course my two little punkins! Jason said that both were taken out at the same time( two physicians) so there will never be " the older one " thing going on. I got to the hospital just in time to see Jason heading into the NICU with his precious bundles in each arm and tears in his eyes! Tristan and Avery were doing fabulous, but by Wednesday afternoon it became apparent that they needed a little help to breath, so they are now under a hood ,on 30 percent oxygen, Bless their sweet little hearts. The nurses there are so helpful and readily offered answers to each and every question we had, with proud papa there watching like a hawk, so my daughter and grandsons are in very good hands!
My heart sings to the lord a joyful song as I see before me these tiny
wonders and I give thanks to him, who makes all things possible,
All praise be to God!!!!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Just a note to tell you about this guy, he's my first "bumpy/wart gourd" art and I have him up for auction right now on ebay here
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250171633412&_trksid=p3907.m32&_trkparms=tab%3DSelling And he already has a bid from the one and only "GourdQueen" She is also the owner of my " Boney Skellyton" doll, I think she really likes my work. I'm very flattered, since she is a very talented gourd artist herself. Thanks Linda! He was part of a mass listing theme called " Frite Nite" for SEHA, one of my other Halloween groups. Just do a " SEHA " search on ebay and you'll find tons of goodies to buy and admire...so go see!
The other pic is of him as I was working on him, to show that he was indeed a gourd before he became " Black Cat " ( the name is so obvious and original too, dontcha think? ) He is signed and dated. I have two more gourd sculpts, but they aren't cats, and I will be listing them too, also with poems. So keep an eye out for them! I enjoyed the whole process of making him, but next time I'll buy the gourds already cleaned, although I don't think I remember seeing any cleaned wart gourds.?
Monday, October 1, 2007
I said I would post the before pic's of my crackled,white pumpkin doll and here she is,the first one is my simple pattern, and a fun position, then painting ,then finished...with the painting. Now Jack, well I always have a heck of a time posting ( of course ) so photo's are even more of a problem ( I don't know why ) and I misplaced his progress pic's, so none for him!( Darn !) ENJOY!
Hello again, I haven't done anything here for a while. I just need to update a few things one being that the baby Ava Grace silent auction is over! After a few minor kinks with it, it's all done and my angel " Hope"doll has been sent to the kind hearted winner and hopefully a very good home and loving owner. Thank you P. Robinson!
Monday, September 17, 2007
Angel Hope doll
Hello, i guess this is a good time to begin this blog. I have been busy creating and this is the latest, of my creations....let me introduce you all to my angel "Hope'',she was created, due to the birth, of very special baby named ''Ava Grace'', who was born with pfeiffer syndrome, I was honoured to be allowed to be a part of this wonderful group of artist who are all donating time and talent to help defray hospital expenses for her and her family. This is her site ,please click on it to find out more about it http://www.avagraceangelsunaware.com/the silent auction will go from September 16th-22nd. I hope you all will see what a worthy cause this is and bid generously.Now I would like to tell you a little about my " Hope", she is an airdry, paperclay and osnaburg fabric doll , all handmade from my own designs with found objects, vintage fabric and lace, which was used to embellish her sweetheart neckline. I have used acrylic paints in soft muted tones to color her face, then she was given a light blushing of powdered mica. I also used mica flakes on her ''wings'', which are secured with silver colored cord high on her waist.Hope has individual fingers except for the middle two, with light pink finger and toenails, I have applied a spray sealer to protect her. Her eyes are also paperclay, painted with metallic acrylics and sealed with a dimensional medium. Around her neck she wears a silver colored metal heart shaped pendant with a starburst design in the center on a silver colored metal chain with a clasp.My angel at 23-1/4 inches tall, is made to be a shelf sitter, she does that with just a little back support or she can be displayed on a doll stand, she is not a childs toy and should not be treated as such.She was a challenge to make but I think she was worth it, she really is a sweetie and I hope she finds a good home.Blessings, Flora
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Sunday, September 16, 2007
The silent auction is in full swing and there is one doll already up to 1500.00 +...WOW!!!!
Someone was very generous! It's all good, Ava Grace is a deserving child, I only hope there are more " generous" people out there keeping an eye on the auction and bidding with their hearts. The beauty of giving with your heart is that it somehow always seems to come back twofold, before you even realize it...it happens.
I was looking at all the lovely items in the auction and I was a little taken aback when I came to mine, I really need to get some photography lessons, or learn some photoshop techniques. That way if I screw up a photo I can at least manipulate it enough to make it look a little "artsy", everyone elses photos are fantabulous .....and then there's mine.. and I was so proud, I thought i was finally getting the hang of this
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I'm so very excited, I didn't want to say anything till I was absolutely sure now I am!!!
I am now officially a member of a fabulous doll group called "The Humble Arts" http://www.thehumblearts.com/ Blondie is such a sweet person and the BOSS, y'all should go visit and take a peek at all the lovely handmade items they have to sell! Tell her I said HEY..ok?
Just look at the beautiful banner Greenie, also a member and very talented too, made for me!...I hope I can display it here...oh darn....I shall soon find out won't I, but in the mean time I'll enjoy it. I'll post the dolls I hope to sell there soon, one is a pumpkin lady and the other is a jol, gotta go! Hey, don't forget about my auctions either, the one for baby AVA GRACE and my BONEY SKELLYTON on ebay, both
links are in a few post down below.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Below are the before photos of Hope, the one above is of her eyes being "cured". I know, I know, I was a little scared when i first saw them too, but i crossed my fingers and hoped for the best, what else could I do? They get crystal clear after the curing.
It might have been a good idea for me to have explained my blog title before I did anything else , anyone looking at it might also think "what a bone head name!"...lol... I don't mind saying that at times my ideas are a bit ''bone headed'' too, but that's not why I chose the name. The real reason is that my son , who was around 3 at the time, had been helping me put up Halloween decorations and when we were finished, I asked what he thought of everything. In a quiet voice, with eyes wide open, he meekly said "I like ebby ting but dat bone head ober dare! " , as he pointed to my recent and most favorite decoration hanging from the ceiling. The " bone head" was a light sensitive, motion and sound activated skull, so once it got going it took a lot to stop it. The eyes would flash and the jaws would start clacking, then it would let out an eerie deep, sinister laugh as it bobbed all around. So you can imagine how scarey something like that might look to a 3 yr old.
I still have that "bone head" and I still put it up every Halloween, although my bone head isn't what it used to be anymore ( he's gotten kinda deaf ) he still has his old familiar place at the doorway. My son is becoming a young man now, all of 12-1/2 yrs , and ''old bone head'' became his favorite too.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
the silent auction will go from September 16th-22nd. I hope you all will see what a worthy cause this is and bid generously.
Now I would like to tell you a little about my " Hope", she is an airdry, paperclay and osnaburg fabric doll , all handmade from my own designs with found objects, vintage fabric and lace, which was used to embellish her sweetheart neckline. I have used acrylic paints in soft muted tones to color her face, then she was given a light blushing of powdered mica. I also used mica flakes on her ''wings'', which are secured with silver colored cord high on her waist.
Hope has individual fingers except for the middle two, with light pink finger and toenails, I have applied a spray sealer to protect her. Her eyes are also paperclay, painted with metallic acrylics and sealed with a dimensional medium. Around her neck she wears a silver colored metal heart shaped pendant with a starburst design in the center on a silver colored metal chain with a clasp.
My angel at 23-1/4 inches tall, is made to be a shelf sitter, she does that with just a little back support or she can be displayed on a doll stand, she is not a childs toy and should not be treated as such.
She was a challenge to make but I think she was worth it, she really is a sweetie and I hope she finds a good home.