Linda April 17th, 2013
Here is link to a project that I did for C&T using their new (?) product called Kraft-Tex. It is like a combination of paper and veggie leather. Hard to tear so that is probably why it reminds me of leather. Mine is the camp journal…too bad you can’t see the details of the writing in it. I thought it was pretty amusing!
Also please do yourself a favor and watch the movie “Lars and the real girl” DO NOT read what it is about before you watch it…it will give you the wrong impression. It is one of the sweetest movies I have ever seen. Nuff said, watch and let me know what you think.
Linda March 10th, 2013
Made my Dollstown Amy a new outfit. The made body of the fabric is Tula Pink’s fabric. The dot and stripes are Micheal Miller.
Her profile just slays me!
Linda February 19th, 2013
Just thought I would post a bit more stuff. This is my Hujoo Freya (aka Praline) wearing a new dress I made. I found this fabric at work. It is sushi fabric and I thought it would be funny to make her a dress out of it. I like visual jokes as you can tell.
Yes, this one is “different”. I found this resin bird skull at a Steampunk shop in Edmonds. I had seen a doll on another site done like this (it was much bigger and more expensive). I dremeled out the back of the skull and put it on an Obitsu body. She is approx 27cm tall. I like her a lot. She has no name yet..any suggestions?
This is a Doll Leaves Bailey. I bought her because she was cheap (the seller wanted the cash). My intent was to modd the heck out of her (still working on that idea) but after I stripped her face up off and redid it for kicks I liked out it turned out. I had bought this wig for another doll but it fit perfectly on her large head. Dd suggested the patches. Now I like her to well too dremel on so I guess my plans are on hold for the time being.
I like her without eyebrows. Somehow it just seems to fit her.
Linda February 16th, 2013
It has been a long while since I have posted. Working 4 days a week (although it is just 24+ hours) I still feel like I have “no time”. I do have news though to share:
First: Mimi was accepted for an intern/mentor-ship at the 5th Ave theatre (downtown Seattle), in the costume department, for an all student production of the Music Man. It is called the Rising Star Project. It means though that I am spending a lot of time driving to downtown Seattle and am getting to know the parking down there well.
Second: Noel has been offered an internship position at Amazon. He is very excited. We don’t know yet if this is a paid position but it is great for him. He needed an internship as part of his degree program. He interviewed a lot and it was hard to see him so disappointed, but now he sees God’s plan in it all (his words not mine). It is so hard to be in the middle of something and “know” that God has our best intentions in mind and to trust the outcome.
Below are some of my latest efforts (when I can sneak in some time in my studio):
This is my Zombie Alice Monster High repaint. She is listed in my Etsy shop. She was a Ghoulia.
Another Ghoulia I repainted. She is “Clockwork Courtesan.” She has been heavily modded. The kimono is made out of a vintage kimono sleeve (no I did not cut it off, some one else did.) She is also in my Etsy shop.
My latest Bjd she is the one on the left. She is a dollstown Amy. I did her face-up. I am getting better but I am still not happy with it. I love her pouty/puffy upper lip though. Next to her (dark hair) is a Dolltown human eared Io that I redid her face up. I am afraid it looks the same as the one before ;0/.
(Note: Scott stop looking at my grammar! Yes, this means you!)
Linda January 21st, 2013
Son #2 talked me into watching “The Grey”. I want those 2 hours of my life back. Nuff said.
Linda January 20th, 2013
This a recent repaint of a Draculaura. She was on my Etsy site for a few hours before she was bought. Very happy me ;0)
These are mine. It has been fun working on them. A lot cheaper than ABJD’s. Don’t take up as much space and I am not as intimidated by them. Each has had a face repaint. Mimi has been helping me by taking off the existing hair so I can rewig it or curling the hair (hot water and straws).
I love how sweet this one turned out. She is a Rochelle Goyle (a gargoyle). I cut her hair and Mimi curled it.
The is a Spectra. I fell for her cheek bones. Mimi thinks she looks like the lady from Sweeney Todd. Never seen it. Cannibalism turns my stomach. This doll was totally re-wigged. The hair is dyed Tibetan Lamb.
I have not finished working on this girl. I am sure she will get more “bits” added (or perhaps taken off LOL) her. She is Robecca Steam. I have highlighted all her gears and rivets. Painted the heart on her chest (under her dress). Also added a watch gear and spring to her eyes.
I presently have 4 more dolls that will be redone. The latest one is a severe mod ala steampunk. I am envisioning a steampunk geisha. We will see how she actually turns out! I have 2 sleeves that someone cut off a satin kimono that has lovely embroidery work on it. It will be used some how in her costume. These will eventually end up on our etsy site.
Linda January 5th, 2013
For Xmas Scott bought me a Hujoo Freya (junkyspot). I had seen a box made for a doll on a blog (Biscuit House). I bought a suit case from Ben’s to use for it. I glued in a copy of a Paris Map and added trim.
This is Freya (I named her Praline). I did her face-up and made all the clothes from vintage hankies and trims. There are ribbons added so she is tied in (and she has a pillow). I also made her a bird and ball of yarn for toys.
I wanted it to look vintage and pastel colored. I have had so much fun with this project. I an now trying to crochet a dress for her. I am not using a pattern so we will see how well it turns out LOL.
Lesley Riley is starting a new book project and I will be submitting some art work for consideration. No guarantees for acceptance but hey, I gotta try right ;0)
Linda November 16th, 2012
I will be demoing at Daniel Smith in Bellevue on the 24th of Nov, 11:00 and 1:30 and the downtown Seattle store Dec. 2nd 12:30 and 2:00. Stop by and say “hi” if you are in the area.
On another note, I have been doing quit well at re-painting and selling my Monster High dolls. One I listed on Sunday was sold by Tues p.m. and the owner left glowing feedback. Feels good. Now to just squeeze in more time to do more repaints?!
Linda November 4th, 2012
I got my “winter” issue of ADQ (Art Doll Quarterly) this week and my “ClockWork Madonna” is in it on pages 5 and 116.
I also have sold 2 of the Monster High repaints that I have done. They were listed on my Etsy site and sold just in time for me to take the $$$ to Aki-Con and Steam-Con. The buyer loves them and I am so happy about that.
That is a picture of Mimi dressed up as Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony with her 2 friends Ashley and Amber at Aki-Con.
Mimi was very tickled that she was asked several times to have her picture taken. A couple of times by some big photographers. (That has been her personal goal ;0).
FYI-I will be demoing for C&T at the Daniel Smith in Bellevue store on Nov. 23, 11 and 1:30 and the downtown Seattle store on the 2nd of Dec (time TBA). It will be the artful fiber kits that C&T carries. Stop by if you are in the area and say “hi”!
Linda October 16th, 2012
I don’t know how often you listen to the news, but I listen to NPR (national public radio) all the time and the Nobel prizes were awarded last week. One winner was Mr. John Gurdon, he was awarded for stem cell research. I won’t go into details here but there was a quote that caught my heart, “I believe Gurdon has ideas about becoming a scientist; on his present showing this is quite ridiculous. If he can’t learn simple biological facts he would have no chance of doing the work of a specialist, and would be a sheer waste of time, both on his part and of those who would have to teach him.” This was a letter written by his teacher about him, he also commented that Mr Gurdon did not want to follow rules. I find this so touching on 2 accounts, one that his teacher was so terribly wrong and if I remember correctly Mr Gurdon read this letter when he was speaking about receiving his prize. His teachers remarks meant something to him. I think this is a powerful lesson, that sometimes those voices are VERY wrong and “sticks and stones CAN hurt.”