Friday, March 19, 2010

We're all mad here!

I am beginning to feel a little like the mad hatter, my studio is in chaos again. sigh! I just can't seem to keep it clean . I like having everything within arms reach when I am working especially when I am starting to assemble pieces that require bits of lace, ribbon, crepe paper. The next thing I know I am drowning in STUFF!!
Is it really any wonder my husband stands in the doorway to talk to me rather than coming all the way in? He's probably afraid he'll be covered in the bits and pieces of debris that cling to every surface of my room at the moment........ on the up side, he leaves me alone to create and forges for he's own lunch.
I just finished 2 new pieces that are a bit different for me . I purchased a pattern from Rebekah Holloway a couple of years ago and would pull it out on occasion a place it in the I really want to make that pile, then when I clean my studio it ends up back in the pattern cabinet. I finally pushed myself to make it and I love this pattern! It was a combination of soft sculpted body with a clay sculpted head and shoulders. I gave them a whimsical twist and ended up with 2 music box art dolls. Glory is a patriotic piece that stands on a drum box music box was added and play America the Beautiful. Glory's pants and umbrella are navy blue with white stars, her coat is warm and natural with tiny red pom pom accents. The brim of her hat and her collar are red crepe paper that has been fringed. Her tutu is layered gathers of red tulle for that foo foo look. She carries a cone filled with moss and paper flowers. Overall height is around 11 inches .
The one is called Live Joyfully, she wears all warm & natural with deep pink accents, her layered gather tulle skirts are the same warm pink as are her collar and hat trim. This piece is larger than Glory by about 2 inches. Live stands on her toes , she carries a matching pink umbrella in one hand, and a mask cover in ultra fine silver glass glitter in the other.
The box she stands on is wood covered completely in warm and natural fabric, with vintage faux velvet ribbon and antique lace . The banner is made of crepe paper trimmed in silver glitter and the phrase Live Joyfully. Her music box plays Edelweiss. Measures 13".tall.
I will be listing these pieces to night on Ebay. That's all for now, thank you for peeking in ! ~Susan~



3 comments:

Ev said...

I know EXACTLY what you're saying about how your studio gets all a-flutter. Your work is so happy & cheerful, Susan ... I love it!
Ev

sassypackrat said...

Love your music box art dolls.

MarZel said...

First, the new dolls are wonderful. Second, I can easily understand...
Blessings.

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