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

Familiar Spirits

https://www.inveraritygallery.com/product/familiar-spirits/

My latest art doll is now exhibiting and available to buy at the fabulous Inverarity Gallery, in ‘nine lives- the return of the cat’!

Link above🖤🐱

 

The little witch is made from clay over a wire  and fabric frame, and is handpainted. She is wearing little faux leather boots and stripey stockings under vintage cotton bloomers. Her grey dress has embroidered and lace details. Her hat is made from cotton, trimmed with lace and has a hand made little crow skull attached to it. She wears a tiny planchette with an all-seeing eye around her neck and is holding another planchette  in her hand, and in  the centre of her forehead is a light catching shiny silver star. Her two ‘familiars’ are needle felted over wire frames and are both wearing little bells on ribbons and bows around their necks. The black and grey cat has a half moon on his forehead. They are seated in a glass dome, on a wooden base- handpainted Ouija board. The dome can be removed and the doll can be taken off the base, but she is fixed in a kneeling position. Beware , one of the cats is a bit grumpy!

New prints now in etsy ….

I have added ‘Artemis’ and ‘Lean out your window golden hair’ prints to my etsy shop = SHOP    

Both are available in either A5 or A4 and I have embellished them by hand with liquid gold leaf. Artemis is also available without the gold too!

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Alice exhibition = Through The Looking Glass

IMG_20180803_120144_585❤️💀🖤I can finally show you the large(A2), Alice inspired, Mad Hatter’s tea party, graphite drawing that I have been working on for an amazing ‘Through the looking glass’ exhibition at The INVERARITY GALLERY

£750.00(unframed) – £850.00(framed)

Please message the gallery to ask about payment plan options.

Shop Link = Shop

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Bloom v Burlesque

Artemis, my A4 graphite drawing with gold leaf embellishments – inspired by Frida Kahlo ( I was also lucky enough to get to see the Frida Kahlo: making herself up exhibition at the V and A museum)is part of this month’s  The Bad Apple Artists Collective Auction 

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Ruby Trinket Jewellery

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I have delivered some of my jewellery to Skylarks in the Old High St., Folkestone, Kent…

http://www.facebook.com/skylarksvintage

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I am working on a commission for Jo and Jen…

I am busy working on a commissioned art doll for Jo from Jo Letchford Mosaics, the Old High Street, Folkestone ( wonderful mosaics…go see! www.joletchfordmosaics.co.uk  )– for her daughter Jen, and two new art dolls

they are now finished…so keep moving down the page to see them … All three are now SOLD

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here they are from almost the beginning after I had made the faces etc…coming to life…

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001 002004005c she is finished…and as I went on, she told me her story which I will write down, but as I worked, and she came more and more to life, she was very vocal about  what her clothes needed to look like… for example I wondered why she insisted on the little cross/ dagger hanging against her chest, which had to be visible and the leather high collar that encased her neck, and the leather armor around vulnerable pulse points…then i realised…she is a vampire hunter… and her needs became clear…

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200All three come with their own story in a little book, and a certificate of authenticity…these ones are Clara’s, the vampire hunter.

bready for the fight…bringing death to the undead!

t  Then I turned my attention to this little lady who was equally vocal  …she is the Morrigan from celtic myth

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Mr. Messori, Felix to his friends!

I made the fabric for his jacket and topper from cotton, feathers, leather, various pieces of chain and links, ribbon, suede and lots and lots of stitching!

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Finially! Keep checking in and I will add their stories- I am cluching a biro and scribbling as I type this!

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