Oct 15, 2015

Robin Hood with one arm!

Here is an update on the Robin Hood doll and a little something I also have started that is 1:12 scale. date 10-15-2015

Oct 7, 2015

11" Bronze Mermaid lady

11" mermaid lady in Bronze and copper colors. I finished this figure, finally, after one year of her seating around the studio. Fins where made by Faith Tillbrook. Wood base was made by Marianne Swan. Thanks girls for the help. 10-5-2015

Sep 23, 2015

Queen of Fall for 2015

Queen of the FALL one of a kind
 I'll be doing figures that will represent each season. This is the first one in the series. The queen of Fall 2015. As you can see, I'm almost finished with her. In this photo she looks like a deer in the headlights. More photos coming soon. And yes, Robin Hood (in his green tights) is being made in the background in this photo. Later...

Sep 20, 2015

Just wanted to add some photos to my Pinterest boards but can't unless they are on the web somewhere, So I'm showcasing a few here live on the web, so I can load them elsewhere. Old stuff I hated after I finished it, but now years later, it looks pretty good to me. Later, Patricia

Sep 17, 2015

I'm working on a Robin Hood and Lady Marion that I started seven months ago. They hang around (literally) for a long time, sometimes, before I find all the accessories to go with a project.
 I'll post photos as I go for him. She might take another two months to finish, because I have three other projects going. Hugs, me

Sep 3, 2015

9-3-2015 Just listed Marie Antoinette inspired ballerina on eBay as a buy it now of $850. with free USA shipping.

Sep 1, 2015

Ballet Marie Antoinette

OK, here is an art doll that has taken me 40 hours to make already and the hair do is still not finished yet. I'm thinking of putting it on top of her head. Not sure the crown is working either. Maybe a bee hive do and some jewels will work better. Tomorrow I'm determined to finish this one. I am happy with the costume. It was great fun to make. Sept. 1, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

Venetian lady with mandolin

ooooooop's..... I scrap one in every five of my art dolls while making them. Here is my latest victim in her new home. Oh well, it's back to the drawing board, literally. I will be starting over on this creation soon. Meanwhile I will work on finished 2 dolls that have been waiting for their final paintings and hairdo's.

Here is my current project. 8-19-2015 I made the head a few days ago and am now trying out how to pose her with the mandolin. Way too much fun!!! Will post more as I go. She (hopefully) will be a Venetian lady in a typical gown of the 1700's.  Wish me luck. Patricia

making armatures in advance

Hi, Just thought I'd drop in with todays all day long project. I have 3 cookie sheets of these in many different sizes to make today. I'm stocking up in advance. It's just easier to make the armatures in groups than doing them one at a time.
 I wear white cotton gloves to work on the wire... then roll out lots of white Sculpey clay (cheaper to buy in bulk) and add that clay to the wire armatures in the areas that are larger. The final good clean clay will be added later once I plan out the doll I will be working on.
 I just pick an armature that is already made with this underneath clay already fired on hard at 285 degrees for 40 minutes. And I use a cookie sheet only at this stage. Otherwise metal will burn your dolls, use only glass for the finished doll when baking.
 Having done this whole process makes sculpting on your one of a kind doll so much easier. They don't wiggle around so much. And as you can see, there is no clay added wherever there would be a joint, so the armature is totally posable for your next creation!
Have a great day, I am, I love this and just dream of all the new dolls/figures I will be making out of these armatures. Patricia

Aug 9, 2015

I finally finished the spiral tailed mermaid. It's a portrait of my granddaughter Rebecca.
The mermaid can be posed 12 different ways on her 14" tall setting.

Aug 5, 2015

The pink lady is finished and will be list on auction Thursday 8-6-2015. She took me about 80 hours to make.

Probably my best doll to date. Hugs, Patricia

I sold the golden angel on eBay to a lady in Spain. Here are a few photos of her.

a few more Pink lady tutorials

Jun 3, 2015

Mermaid portrait commission 6-2-2015

Finally finished the mermaid commission 6-18-2015

Mermaid commission 6-2-2015
 I'm still working on the Pink Lady tutorial (it's a long a detailed one), but want to show you one of the commissions I'm working on in addition to the pink lady. It's a portrait commission. Will have her finished very soon. I do lots of commissions.
The sand castle and the sand with match when I'm finished. Heavy duty armature for a 11-12" figure.

This figure will be able to be posed in 3-4 different ways on this setting. Also her head is movable from side to front. She has inset handmade eyes. The tail fins are actual Fimo mix quick clay. More fins will be added soon. I'm almost ready to paint her. Fun, fun, fun!!!