November 13, 2009

Monster Mash!!

The Monster under the Bed swap!

I was partnered with Lisa Nelson of Bucks County Designs and Lisa Nelson’s Art. I received this AMAZING delicate ‘Frankenkitty’!!! Isn’t he just adorable? He’s even cuter in person! He is about 8" tall and his hand-painted face had wonderful detail.I sent Lisa my ‘Baby Monster with his Bunny’. He is made of Paperclay over a styrofoam frame. The bunny is felted sweater. I used acrylics to paint him and sealed with a spray matte acrylic finish – though he is still shiny.

November 4, 2009

Madonna - Staff Art Show

It seems like it takes me forever to post anything these days, but with the sun being down by 7p I find it difficult to be productive after work hours - my energy runs with the sun. I have however managed to create some art lately. I finished a figure for the Staff Art Show at work and I've been working on a challenge that is almost complete. So I don't feel too bad about the times I just lay on the couch listening to Terry Pratchett stories!
Madonna (My Lady)

This week I helped put up the 4th annual Staff Art Show. This is the 3rd year I participated. I enjoy this venue a lot because there is such a diverse array of art. I submitted a figurative sculpture called 'Madonna' (my lady). She is approximately 16" tall and is composed of paperclay, wire and wood. Her hair is brown paper bag and her clothing is made from crepe & tissue paper, some of the tissue paper I altered by creating a pastel pattern on it. The process of creating a little person is enjoyable, but I really love sculpting faces - so much so I have a hat box full of little heads waiting for bodies!!

October 1, 2009

Mermaid received - Under the Sea Swap

Here are some pics of the wonderful creation I received in the ‘Under the Sea Swap’ from Marleen. I apologize for how long it’s taken me to get these pictures up, but life can be so swift sometimes – I guess that’s why we should embrace the moments and cherish our good fortune.

August 28, 2009

Added Side Bar Attractions

Check out the side bar for a cool give away and a great funky spooky swap!!

July 24, 2009

Thank you!

'Thank You' to all my followers and to everyone who commented on my Octopus Lady!!
I feel so special.
These are my green eyed girls, Mesa and Teasel.
They will be celebrating their 16th and 11th birthdays, respectively, in August.
I will be digging up the 'nip' in the yard and there will be much partying in the neighborhood by fur friends and the girls. Yes, I'm biased.

July 20, 2009

ADO challenge dolls

WOW, I just started viewing the element's going to take me a while to get through them, I didn't realize how many there were and the ones I've viewed so far are amazing!! This was a great challenge and I hope they do another one soon.

July 16, 2009

ADO Elements Challenge

The Element - Water
I created an octopus lady. It's difficult to see but her skin is a hand dyed mottled cotton and her body is a store purchased batik print.
I used acrylic paints, colored pencils and micron pens for the face. Her hair is natural mohair.Of course it isn't a photo shoot unless Mesa can help.

June 19, 2009

Odd Imagination

If you haven't been to my sisters site, I highly recommend it. Of course I may be biased, but I don't think so, she really is AMAZING!! Here is one of her latest pieces, it was for the Under the Sea Swap on Wild at Heart Art.

Denise Baldwin
Odd Imagination

June 18, 2009

wild at heart art - sea swap

I finally finished my sea swap mermaid and now I'm getting ready to send it off to it's new home. Here are a few views of it. She was made from a wooden 'lizard' that I altered for her long bendy tail. I applied paperclay to the upper portion for her face and torso, the rest is painted, glittered and encased in gold netting. With all that she's still bendy, which I think is the fun part!

June 3, 2009

coaster swap

As part of Kindred Crafter's coaster swap I designed the 'Flora' coasters on the right. I received the wonderful coasters by Candi below. I enjoyed the challenge of thinking out side my usual idea of what a coaster should look like.

Candi's coasters use fabric from anna marie horner, so gorgeous!

The fronts are strips and the backs are solid pieces of the same fabric. I love the colors and prints of these fabrics together.