Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Studio Time

I was on vacation last week, and got two days at home to myself to spend in my studio. What a luxury!   Unfortunately I left my phone cord that lets me upload pictures at work, so I couldn't do any posting when I finally had plenty of free time to do it.

I made this guy, which was a lot of fun.  I was inspired by a magazine cover, Art Dolls I think, that had some birds with human faces, so I decided to try my own with some different materials. He's made of paper clay, with an old thimble for a hat and pieces of old china from my mosaic days for wings.  Here he is in his home.

I also did some more work on my ledger papers.

The weekend before we went to Port Costa, a magical little town I did a previous post on here, where Wendy Addison has her little shop/studio, Theatre of Dreams. They were having a town wide (one little street) yard sale with some wonderful vintage vendors as well and I scored a few fun things.

This is an obviously very old mold, for Kewpie Dolls.  I couldn't resist it, although I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it.  My immediate instinct was to get it to use the little doll molds individually, but I'm having a hard time with the idea of breaking it up.

I tried to find a picture of a Kewpie Doll made from this mold but haven't been able to so far.  I found one holding it's finger to it's mouth like this one, but it was much larger than these. 

I can tell it's going to torture me, either way!


  1. I just love those leger paper pieces. That face is beautifully drawn. Those moulds look very intersting. I'm sure something fantastic will be made from them!

  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! Your work is so beautiful! Totally love the birdy doll..and that mould is a real find :D XXX

  3. It always makes me happy to see a post from you!

    I just love that little chap so much!!!! He is totally and originally adorable :)

    I've been loving your ledger themed work... and I enjoyed seeing your finds. I had to go off and google 'Kewpie' and that was fun too :)

    Thank you for sharing.

    Karen x

  4. Wow, that little bird is just so adorable - I love it, and I don't know why but I especially love his little legs - perhaps because they are spindly they make him look vulnerable when you don't expect him to!
    Your ledger pages are stunning and I am totally in love with your flower drawings.
    Have you thought of using the molds as molds and making some little dolls out of paper clay or something similar - they could be aged and antiqued and rusted up and I'm sure they would look quite fabulous with your flair and ingenuity - just an idea, but I know like you I would have trouble breaking the tray up! And also, like you, I know I couldn't have walked past it and not bought it!

  5. Ohhhhhh! They are brilliant! Both your art and the doll mold! I would definitely sweep them up too - and would also have a hard time breaking it up. I LOVE your ledger art and especially your hanging piece! It's gorgeous and I love the addition of the ruler on the bottom :) AND YOUR DOLL! You need to submit him!! He's BRILLIANT!! xo


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