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 now...click 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 : )

TTFN

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 )