One down and two more to go. The mermaid is now finished; she has been painted in Metallic colors of light grey, gold and a little aqua. I made her a necklace of iridescent beads and sea shells which will cover her boobs if nudity bothers someone.
As I have stated in a previous blog, I am creating 3 pieces for review with The Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. This will be my last review and I will become a "Fellow".
The mermaid I am showing still has some more work to be done before she is complete. Actually I like her the way she is without painting her. But, I plan to paint her tail, cap and fins grey and black. Her eyes are white jasper beads which will also have to be painted. She is a 9" figure sculpted from a mixture of Puppen Fimo and her base is sculpted from Apoxie Sculpt with some shells, rocks, gravel, etc. for decoration.
This little Fairy Ornament is sculpted from Puppen Fimo and dressed in hand dyed silk with real cicada wings which have been preserved with fantasy film and 3-D Crystal Lacquer. No I did not rip the wings off of the poor bug. They emerge every 17 years, do their business of mating and then die.
She will be flying to E-bay tonight. I am in the process of setting up a shop on Etsy as Studio of Bonnie Jones and will probably try to sell these little fairy ornaments on there....we shall see how that goes.
I love Hydrangeas and this year we had an abundance of blooms, although they never did get as big as you see in the Seed and garden catalogs!! As the blooms begin to turn from blue to green while on the bush I decided now is the right time to cut them for drying. Although there are different methods for drying, I have found by placing them in water and leaving them until they are dry......really is an easy way of doing this.
I just picked these today and placed them in water.
The blue flower in the front of the vase has aready dried and the two green ones were placed in the vase today.
As you can see I have them all over the house, these were also picked today
A hydrangea wreath my daugher gave me several years ago and it still looks great.
This is the little angel ornament I sent for the luncheon raffle during ODACA Day in Las Vegas on July 27th. She has a face sculpted from Puppen Fimo and she is dressed in antique lace with fantasy wings.
I have been very lax this year about sending in pictures to the magazines to be published. But, back in February I did send in a CD with three pictures to Contemporary Doll Collector and here are two of the pictures that have been published.
This picture was in the July 2008 Issue of Contemporary Doll Collector and was on page 17 along with about 5 other pictures.
This picture was in the September 2008 issue of Contemporary Doll Collector. She managed to have a full page in the Gallery section. Very proud of this little fae!!
I am working on a commission piece and 3 pieces for the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. We are reviewed every three years and after nine years, this will be my final year for review and then I will be a "Fellow". I have some armatures done and ready for sculpting and here are two bases that I have completed.
The first picture is a base for a commissioned angel. I used soft shades of pink, green and blue mosaic glass tiles along with some clear glass tiles. I finished it off with some Apoxie Clay and painted it. It really is much prettier than the picture.
The second picture is a black base with iridescent Italian glass tiles and Apoxie Clay....this base will hold a Witch and will be one of the pieces submitted for review.
Lily is the name I decided to call this Summer Fairy. She loves to come out of hiding in the summer and flit from flower to flower with the butterflies and taste the nector of the many flowers.
She is a delicate 9" figure sculpted from Puppen Fimo with hand dyed mohair for her hair. Her costume is hand dyed silk gauze and antique lace and she has beautiful silk wings. I sculpted the Calla Lily staff and her head dress from Puppen fimo. The base is made with mosaic tiles and sculpted flowers from apoxie clay.