Saturday, August 30, 2008

Surly Shirley Goth Girl

I am in a doll group that is w-a-a-a-y off center called MRSBO. All of the dolls we create are dark in nature (of course). I had asked if any members were interested in a doll swap and got four of us involved.

Tomorrow is the deadline and I finished mine today :::the queen of procrastination sez proudly::: I plan on creating a similar one for sale but for now here is "Surly Shirley". My apologies to any Shirley's out there! Behind her back is a poor teddy bear that she garroted.

She stands about 9" tall and is Aves paper maché over a wire & foil armature with a styro ball head. A smoother finish of paperclay on top. Her skirt is fabric, her headband is baby ricrac and her shoelaces are made of button/craft thread and are actually threaded on the boots. The teddy bear that you can't see is polymer.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gee..Time Flies

Oh my, I can't believe a whole week has gone by. Aside from work I've been busy, busy, busy. Had to catch up on the doll I owe for the MRSBO's group doll swap. I am really likin' her-in fact I've started another to sell. She's based on a character from a t-shirt my daughter once had. The name I have given her is "Surly Shirley" (my apologies to the real Shirley's out there, hope you're not surly!). She is a little goth punkette. Pics as soon as she's done.

My Possessed Nun with the rotating head is up on ebay on the pic to go to my auction.

I'm glad I had her to put up since I've got all this other non-moola producing stuff to do. She's been finished since mid-July but not due till the end of August. I had sneak peeks at the other girls dolls and they are fabulously creepy!

As soon as I polish off my little goth girl, I've gotta get cranking on another swap within AQHU (Artistic Halloween Queens Unite). I have as my recipient one of my favorite characters in the group-Linda (paint_misbehavin) so I've gotta cook up something impressive.

Thanks for all the previous encouraging comments : )


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wow...My first Blog Post

Okay, I don't know how good I'm going to be at this, but here goes...

Lessee, it's mid-August and I've just pulled my listing of my Fly-Frog-Pumkin sculpt off Ebay to change out the base. That candlestick just wasn't working for me, ya know?

I figured that if, when I got home from work yesterday and the thing had no bids I'd remove the listing. Wouldn't ya know it, I immediately got an email from someone who said she planned to buy it, would I be relisting?

My son's girlfriend put into words what I could not about what was bothering me about it. She said it looked mismatched. Anyway the one I've chosen now suits it much better. I hope to have it finished & put back up tonight. I'll post it's link when I do.

Hmmmm...other things in the works...I've got my Possessed Nun waiting in the wings for the MRSBO launch at the end of August. The members of that group are participating in a doll swap and I haven't even started mine yet (and it was my idea!). That's due at the end of August. I'd better get started on that one pronto!

Another one of my groups -AHQU (Artistic Halloween Queens Unite) is participating in a swap as well. That's a September due date so there is some breathing room there but I am a procrastinator with a capital 'P'.

Found some great things at yard sales last week that I can revamp as suitable Halloween art props-a buggy (amish-type but not for long!), a small handmade wooden wagon and a larger wheelbarrow type wagon. Got some ideas cooking on how to use these.

Oh well, that's enough for now. Gotta save some for another day. : 0 )