The 2008 Holiday Extravaganza issue of "Dolls" magazine has an article in it regarding my work. I must say it is always nice to see your work in a publication and I appreciate the way Stephanie Finnegan wrote the article.
If you double click on the article you can read it better.
A new fairy has appeared and her name is Midnight Fairy. She is a 9" full body sculpt from Porcelain Puppen Fimo and dressed in silk gauze with gray mohair for her hair, hand painted eyes and antique lace painted silver. Her wings are made of Archival tissue paper, painted and glittered. She stands on a handmade mosaic base. As with all of my figures, she is One of a Kind (OOAK).
I was invited by Melissa Valeriote to visit her blog Fantastical World of Holidays to participate in a chance to win a Goulish Halloween Giveaway being put on by the talented artists of EHAG . What a surprise when I was notified by Carolee Clark of King of Mice Studios that I had actually won her Halloween painted wooden box. What a delightful treasure. I am so glad I took the time to pop over and enter this giveaway. Thank you Carolee and all the EHAG ladies.
I always take a walk in our garden during the change of seasons and take pictures. This year the leaves are unusually beautiful as they turn to their golden colors and fall to the ground. We have planted yellow and bronze pansies this year and they seem to like their new home. The leaves from the river birch are falling so fast it is hard to keep them cleaned up; but, in a way they are lovely left alone as they pile up in flower beds and container. As I grow older I seem to become more nostalgic as I see statues, pots and other decorative items in the garden develop a wonderful aged patina.
The two pumpkins on the bottom were named Cinderella's Coach
The bird bath is filling up with leaves as she holds up her skirt
The little frog sings as he sits among the leaves
This regal hare stands guard over the garden
And this old suit of armor guards the tool house
While this tiny angel bows her head in prayer
And St. Francis stands peacefully
A metal humming bird flutters in the cedars
Glorious golden leaves
A windchime softly plays its tune
Sweet Barney waiting to go inside with his toy
Windchimes purchased at a Gift Shop in Bay St. Louis before Katrina
The late afternoon sun hitting the prisms of a candle chandelier hanging on the patio.
The Folk Art Hare takes me back to my roots when I first started sculpting Folk Art Holiday pieces out of paper clay. I have decided since I have set up a shop on Etsy I will try to put a paper clay piece on there when I am hit with the desire to create with paper clay.
This Folk Art Hare has grown a beard and placed a sack on his back so he can play Santa Claus. Of course he placed carrots in the sack, so I am not sure if those are for him or someone else. He is also carrying a pumpkin bucket with eyeballs in it for Halloween...I call them eyeballs, but they are really tiny iridescent glass beads. Hanging from his left paw is a watch to help him keep track of the time.
I sculpted this figure from paper clay and painted it with acrylics, crackled it and antiqued it for that wonderful folk art patina; it has also been sealed with a matte varnish. The pumpkin and the tips of the carrots have some fine glass glitter for that extra sparkle. The watch was found in the back of my jewelry drawer and was no longer ticking, so I took the band off of it and surrounded it with apoxie clay and some other findings.
The entire piece is 12" tall and the base measures 4"x4". He is One of a Kind (OOAK) and will never be created again
Here he is on Etsy. While you are there take time to look around because there are some really neat things to buy.