Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Hi everyone.

I was asked to try my hand at another doll for the same fun customer! I haven't gotten very far, yet because I really try to take my time.

Here you can see the doll as it dries on my high tech drying device (heavy flowerpot and chopsticks)!

Here's a picture of the beginning layers. Took the picture this morning. Since then, I have applied a little more color.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Starting Another Commission Reborn

Hello again!

So excited to be busy again! Shipped Violet off yesterday and it so nice knowing I had another to immediately start.

This is the head, straight out of the box. The owner has named this doll Kelly

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dressed, Boxed and Ready To Go

Oh so sad to see her go but her mommy has been so excited to receive her and that makes sending her off easier.

She'll be wrapped in bubble wrap. Where she'll be delivered is an office, so I don't have to worry about her sitting outside, in the elements.

She has lots of clothes packed with her favorite little toy to keep her company for the long trip.

Wish her luck on her trip and hope her mommy loves her!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hello again!

Here's the finished commission! Just one more outfit to make and away she ships. I really hope her new momma loves her.

You can't see her eyelashes, but they match the hair, perfectly!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Prototype For Traveling Clothes

Hello again!

Worked a little on a design for a traveling outfit, for when my commission is shipped. She needs some stylin' travelin' clothes. right?

The bonnet is reversible. The jacket comes off and underneath is a nice cotton dress.

The outfit is shown on my doll. I am finishing Violet (the commission) tomorrow, while the girls are spending time with the aunts and other family (quiet day for momma).

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Still Waiting For The Eyes

Hi again.

Thought I'd share the latest pictures of my commission vampire reborn doll, Violet.

Her eyes have been special ordered by the woman whom commissioned the doll. The eyes are really neat, with metallic accents and purple in color. I can't wait to see them. With the fangs, the missing eyes are very creepy but she's so cute!

She also purchased fabric for the doll's dress. I love the fabric. I will be sure to take pictures of the finished dress. For the past couple days, I've been fine-tuning a pattern, just for this doll.

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A New Doll Dress for 22" Doll

Hello again!

Here's a dress I just finished. It's a pattern that fits a 22" doll. It's basically the same pattern shown in the brown. Unfortunately, I put that pattern somewhere and can't find it. So, back to the paper and pencil I redid the pattern and I think it turned out better around the neckline. I also took a little time and created a pattern for the little underpants to cover the diaper. That also turned out well and is in the same pattern as the dress.

I decided to make the color yellow so that it doesn't get lost in the fabric's pattern. I had hoped the panties would also be in yellow but my first version didn't work out well and that was the last of the fabric. (That will teach me not to dive right in without testing first.)

The sleeves in this new pattern (and also the brown dress pattern) are longer than previously. This helps hide the cloth upper arm better.

After the last pattern's disappearance, I will definitely scan this new pattern.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wicked Weird Doll #2

Hello again! While I wait for more supplies for my reborn doll, I thought I'd play more with the clay.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Wicked Weird Art Doll

Happy Mother's Day and anniversary to me!

And was I surprised! I got some really fun art supplies. Here's what I made with some Italian clay, Das. I had some glass eyes kicking around, so I thought I try this weird animal.

I think rabbit but my daughters both say dog.

I antiqued the clay to tone down the white the clay has, when dry.

I hope everyone else had a good day with their mom or remembering her fondly.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Pages Showing Commission

Hi again

I am updating the progress of the commission of Violet, for my client. The images have a link you can click on to see the actual pages she's seeing!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Commission Is Going Well


I really am enjoying this commission. Basically, it's like painting a regular doll, but only with fangs.

Here are a couple of pictures of the work in progress

It's coming together slowly, but I am really enjoying the project. I will be sad when it's done!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

NIce Day

It was a nice day today, despite the fact the sun took forever to come out of the clouds. I worked on the doll kit. Customer has picked the name Violet, so from now on, Holly is Violet!

As the sun came out, the day warmed up nicely and I was able to work outside. I like painting outside because nothing beats natural light.

After the day ended, we were treated to a nice band concert, at my daughter's school. She and her band class did a great job.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Got My Grades For Psychology!

I have a solid A- in Psychology. Not bad...

Now onto the more creative things (although an artist like me taking academic courses is pretty creative, if you ask me)!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tommorrow's a Big Day

Worked on the kit today. I can't wait until I can take some progress pics. Tried today but the lighting was terrible. Since it was just the flesh tone, there wasn't much that was missed, anyway.

BUT tomorrow's the big day and the last day of class. Test, mastery and then we receive our last week's mastery and the research paper we passed in a while ago... wow, tomorrow's a big day.

Heard From Someone I Haven't In Years

What a surprise it was. There are a some people I truly miss and this person was one of them! So glad I have this blog going!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Holly Kit, Started!

Hello again!

Starting a new kit, today. Washing and removing any factory oils. This step is pretty critical because it determines how well the paint will adhere to the vinyl.

IF THIS ONE turns out, it's a commission vampire baby!

Wish me luck, pLeAsE!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

After This Wednesday

I can't believe that this Wednesday is my last day of classes! After that I can take that time and put it towards more creative things. What a feeling of freedom that will be, instead of the constant guilt when I pick up the brushes and not the books.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Finished Vampire Twilight Reborn Doll

Hello again!

Just finished this doll! Love the way she turned out. She's perfectly stuffed and so great when hugged!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012