oh how I do love making these! This one is all hand done in black and gold, with glass pearl beads and pretty little beaded tassels that fall at the temples. I put this one up on etsy for sale and am beginning another one for another friend of mine. It measures almost 5 inches at the peak and looks fabulous on, I've been quite sick lately so I am not gonna take a picture of me in it at this time lol
here is the link to my etsy shop too, I put my little dolls up there a bit ago too
Read all the blogs I follow? I can't find a central place to keep up with the posts, blogger has me stumped.
Also I am making, or rather trying to make a Russian headress , I am taking lots of in progress pics including my blunders along the way and will post some later today, but right now I have to figure out how to find the blogs I follow... Dang technology.. Lj had them all in a friend feed, there must be the same thing here too right?
making things.. trying to figure out practical uses for all the animal heads I sculpted last year, and I think I came up with something reasonable. I gave them bodies..albeit somewhat crappy bodies for the moment, but I am still learning, here is the result.
I still have about 5 more heads to work with, that need to be dealt with before my cats chew up any more of them :)
I am really winging it with the jackets though, I truly have no idea how jackets are really supposed to be put together.
Last Easter I made some eggs.. some very bad eggs, I boiled and blew the eggs out then sculpted not so happy faces on them. Now the paperclay is a completely different colour than the eggs, so when I began dipping everything in tea to stain it, the faces went dark, the eggs barely stained at all.. frustrated I took the eggs with their sculpted faces and washed them.. NOT a good idea when one is using paperclay, their features eroded and all the careful sanding I had done was gone, now they really were bad eggs. I tied some ribbon to a broken toothpick and inserted it into the hole at the top of the egg, so when held upright the toothpick would keep the ribbon from coming out.
I then decided to try painting them.. again a mistake.. the paint simply wouldn't stick to the eggs, worked great on the paperclay, but not the shell. It went like this for days and days, until frustrated I gave up and admitted that my "bad eggs" were a bad idea. I hung them from my leafless tree at easter, then brought them inside and hung them on the wall.
Now something I hadn't counted on was my cats fascination with the bad eggs . The first one I found smashed to a million pieced at the foot of the stairs. The next I saw fleetingly as my cat ran down the hallway dragging the poor egg behind it.. this went on and on.. finally there is but one egg left, hidden away so I can remember what they looked like. The cats managed to find and destroy the rest.
Bad eggs indeed.
And today, with a terrible toothache and two vehicles in need of repair I feel like my angry little teacup.
I painted up a bunch of these months ago, but they just sort of sat around collecting dust for the longest while and now unfortunately are missing entirely.. I *know* I put them somewhere...
So dentist or cars.. my face hurts. :(
I am also embarking on the writing of a fairytale.. or so I thought. It is turning out to be frustratingly difficult to get the words I want down on paper. I am not really a writer, so who knows if it will be any good in the end.
I have finished up the first *chapter?* and only hate it a little bit, so that's good news!
Canadian artist illustrator, eccentric and maker of many a useless thing. I paint mainly in watercolours with a folk-ish fairytale victorian-esque style. I sometimes dabble in making puppets, jewelery, kokoshniks and dolls of little woodland creatures wearing their winter jackets ;) I have also been known to write terrible limericks and dreadful prose.
Currently residing in Victoria BC Canada, with several naughty cats, a lovely child who wishes to be feral and a man who covets castles without roofs.