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!
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.
My latest art doll is now exhibiting and available to buy at the fabulous Inverarity Gallery, in ‘nine lives- the return of the cat’!
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!
My work table is coming alive … they’re all chatting at once – demanding paint, hair , bodies… hopefully they’ll fall asleep soon xxx
(armatures made – awaiting fleshing out, which begins tommorrow – as does the painting- stay tuned xxx)
Thank you all for your visits and encouraging / inspiring words and support – May you all have a wonderful winter time – filled with much love and fulfilled wishes – and may the new year be merry and bright! x from me and the Curious Creatures x
More great news … both Goggins the ticket collector and Alicia (new wings and all ) are off to new homes in the new year xxx Thank you Chris and Fran – both Goggins and Alicia are very excited x
I have begun work on a new collection of Children of the Piper – the first finished one has already flown off to France to join Ingrid and her lovely family in time for Christmas – so i can’t show pictures until after the parcel is opened!!!! I will post updates and pictures of that little fellow and the works in progress after the holidays xxx
Both Little Red and Evangeline have packed their bags and are off on exciting adventures to new places … Little Red Riding Hood is joining Fran on her move into a new home, and Evangeline is travelling all the way to Chile!!!!! How exciting !
Only Alicia remains in my etsy shop … waiting to be rescued ….
A friend kindly sent me a picture of my little creations … Children of the Piper, and Red Riding hood, Evangeline the dancer and Alicia … holidaying in Israel at the ‘Dolls Art ‘exhibition … with Neta Levy’s art dolls …