Vasilisa and her magical doll

I am so excited to have my Vasilisa piece  in the DOLLMAKERS VII : Folktales exhibition @cactusgallery.
Thank you so much to the wonderful collector who adopted her, to the fabulous gallery for having her and lovely @animaexmanus for inviting me to exhibit alongside her beautiful dolls with my fellow art doll maker friends!

CACTUS GALLERY

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R is for Reaper

I am so excited to be exhibiting in the end of year Bad Apple exhibition ‘A is for Apple’ at the AMAZING Inverarity Gallery this November….I was given the letter R🙌👻🖤 and decided to make my La Morte drawing come to life (with an art doll and horse) – because R is for Reaper, of course!

http://www.inveraritygallery.com/product/r-is-for-reaper/

R is for Reaper…
Ooak art doll.
She is a mix of air dry and polymer clay over a wire frame, with a needle felt over wire torso. Her outfit is a mix of new and recycled fabrics, with crochet chainmail and armour created from a mix of jewelry findings.

Her crown is metal decorated with a polymer clay skull, and has a black and gold veil attached to the back.

Her unicorn horse is also a mix of air dry and polymer clay over a wire frame, with a clay saddle decorated with metal jewelry findings.

Her scythe is a mix of wood, clay , fabric and resin. The base is wooden, and decorated with air dry and polymer clay skulls and flowers. To the top of her scythe she’s approximately 60cm tall.

http://www.inveraritygallery.com/product/r-is-for-reaper/


Prints of my La Morte drawing which inspired the piece are available in my Etsy shop www.etsy.com/uk/shop/samscuriouscreatures

my etsy shop updates…

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RubyTrinket
I have added some more brooches, small prints and blank greetings cards to the shop – and will continue adding more…before I disappear again for a while to do more illustrations/ scribblings and Curious Creature making xla 2015-01-10 23.32.41 2015-01-10 23.36.432015-01-10 23.40.532015-01-10 23.39.33d e2015-01-12 01.25.03 2015-01-12 01.27.31 f h k

At last I have finished the bug catcher!!!!

Here he is….

and the original picture…

take a look in the section at the top called sculpture to see the rest of the pictures!

working on another stitch picture…and the bug catcher still

Whilst waiting for the frame for ‘sometimes’ and to appease the sewing urges whilst i am working away on the bug catcher sculpture…i have begun another stitch picture…lots to do still, but here’s a quick preview of both…

i amworking on  his head at the moment – but i don’t want to ruin the surprise by showing it yet! Lots and lots to do !!!!!!!!!!! But he’s getting there and is complaining that i should hurry up and start painting him because he has a mission to complete! So i better carry on….

The bug catcher and another stitch picture – both in progress!

Just so you don’t worry that my fingers have been idle recently …a few pictures of what I am working on at the moment…
a new sculpture … the bug catcher, from one of my pen and ink illustrations … His leather funnels!
He’s lots of fun to do – but still disturbingly headless – lots to do!

And the new large stitch picture i am working on simultaneously…. the girls’s outfit, hat and long feather will be the only colour / fabric – the trees i have machine embroidered and am busy working into it by hand to give the effect almost of biro scribbling / sketching…once i have finished the trees i will add beadwork to the hat and long feather…