Sneeky peeks at my piece for the Cactus Gallery this September 2020

The art doll’s accessories

A few sneaky peeks at the art doll I’ve been busy working away on for the awesome cactus gallery ‘s Doll makers’ ‘Folktales ‘ show in September
I’m sooo excited to be a part of this!
Can you guess who she is from her accessories.. The skull staff, house on chicken legs,  headdress and little doll companion?
For a collector preview contact sandra@cactusgalleryla.com

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Skull staff


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Headpiece
Vasilisa the beautiful

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

Little Red Riding Hood and Evangeline the Dancer are both off on adventures….

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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 ….

alicia

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…

Still busy working away on the art doll duo’s accessories…

I am still making the accessories but here is a quick look at what I have been doing…it may explain why the man is standing in a strange position… it is all made from recycling bits of junk and unwanted things …

a tiny tambourine, pipework, funnel and the beginnings of a drum…

a close up of the tambourine

and pipework.

working on two drums…

small drum

big drum

adding cymbals to the pipework… and making sure they clash when string pulled

trying the drum on for size …

he seems pleased! He is wearing a harmonica in a holder around his neck.


working on the stand…

the little girl trying out the stand…still lots to do on it …

adding the cymbals and tambourine…


making the drum sticks which will bash the big drum, single cymbal and tambourine.

and a strange trumpet-like instrument which he will be holding in his hands…

still got lots to do … but I will keep adding the pictures as I go…

… meanwhile she’s patiently waiting for her accessory!