Monday, September 27, 2010

Bat Outta Hell

When bats fly out of hell, do you ever wonder what comes out with them?  I know that is creepy but as we approach Halloween the creepiness factor tends to go up doesn't it?  That seems to be what happened with my latest Art Doll.

"Bat Outta Hell" started with a spring.  No, not the season, but an actual spring that I found in the parking lot.  I kept playing with it and thinking I should use it for a doll's body but I didn't want him to be a typical "Jack" and although a clown would have been traditional, they kinda creep me out.  So I went to the dark side....well sort of to the edge of the dark side....stuck my big toe in maybe.

He is made with layers and layers of paperclay, his arms and the bats are polymer clay and he is painted with layers of acrylics and pastels.  His sweater is handstitched from a recycled sock.  When I found his tumbstone in a halloween shop, I knew it was the perfect final touch!  He is available in my Etsy shop.  Feel free to visit.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tormented Souls

Well you know blogging and selling my work on Etsy is a bit new to me and I'm working my way through.  So you can imagine how surprised I was yesterday when I received an "Etsy Conversation" email.  I never received one of those before!  So I cautiously opened the email to discover that my "Cat" doll was included in a Treasury titled "Tormented Souls" by a fellow seller, "Soul in Chains"!  How cool is that?  I was so excited I think I actually jumped up out of my chair!  Thank you Soul in Chains!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Who Goes There

Awakened in the night, with his prison pajamas and midnight cloak, his lantern guiding the way through the darkness, this is the keeper of the gate.

This is my latest.  "The Gatekeeper"  He is a freestanding paperclay figure approximately 10 inches tall, with polymer hands, boots and lantern.   I'll be introducing him in my Etsy shop soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

At It Again

So I'm up to it again....making heads for my new dolls at the kitchen counter. Mr D. is questioning why aliens keep frequenting our kitchen.

Although I haven't been looking for aliens, I have been looking up into the sky a lot lately. I don't know about other places in the country or the world for that matter, but in Arizona the sky starts to turn a beautiful blue in late summer, indicting that autumn is not too far off. Seeing that sky, although it is still 104 degrees, turns my thoughts to Halloween. I love Halloween art and really admire artists who work year round on their ghouls and goblins. You can see many of these artists at and

Maybe someday I'll devote more time specifically to Halloween but I'll start with these two for now and see how it goes.