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!