Saturday, April 24, 2010

Look what was given to me!!!!!

I believe in fate and Karma . . . I must have done something right! I have a very special friend whom I love very much! Her name is Diane and she is the driving spirit behind the Puppetry Arts Institute a wonderful Puppet museum in Independence Missouri. Diane gave me a very early Christmas gift! She gave me her Halloween collection! I spent almost three hours going though 13 boxes of all her Halloween goodies and what you see in the photos are now mine!!!! I’m so excited and overwhelmed. Just had to share!!!!
Happy Halloween

Thursday, April 22, 2010

NEW Creepy Chenille Halloween Ornaments tonight on eBay!

eBay auction starts tonight at 8PM central time...Have a Great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Medieval Mushroom Witch tonight on eBay!

This piece was so much fun to create I call it “The Medieval Mushroom Witch. She is only 5" tall without her hat . . . love her little mushrooms in the basket. The castle door was also a lot of fun to create! I purchased a 10" tall wooden fairy door at the local craft store and created paper clay stones for the wall. I hand painted the piece to give it a cool old witches castle look. This piece can be hung on the wall . . . the witch can be permanently attached but for now she can be removed.
I designed The Medieval Mushroom Witch for a Haunted Miniature display or for your Halloween collection.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Creepy Chenille Monsters! Poor Fairy and Gnome

Creepy Chenille Monsters! OMG! I had soooo much fun designing the monsters! I turned a REAL pod into a man-eating Plant. I was inspired by a Metal artist in Texas who creates LARGE man-eating plants holding Gnomes . . . I just HAD to sculpt my version! They can be posed and are 3 3/4" tall.

I'm still learning how to sculpt!

As some of my collectors know I’m a self taught artist and I started sculpting Haunted miniature dolls in 2003. Everything I have learned has been from trial and error ... mostly error.. This year I decided to try and perfect the 1:12 scale soooo I purchased this wonderful book “1/12 scale Character figures” By James Carrington and I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I wrote James to thank him for writing such a wonderful informative book with a lot of fun artist humor! I’m really challenging myself to sculpt even smaller with even MORE details thanks to James book! You can visit James website for more information an photos of his wonderful dolls!

Thank you , Jamie!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Market Witch Haunted Dollhouse Miniature on eBay Tonight!

The Market Witch! She is ready to fill her basket with magical goodies. I love to design Haunted miniature art doll who can interact with other , books, animals,etc. What great miniature goodie do you have for her basket?
She is only 5” tall without her hat and can be gently posed. She does stand but could use some miniature wax for support. I designed her for a 1/12 1”=1' Haunted dollhouse or roombox.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Poem about Me from my son Gan...Creative Tentacles

I received this wonderful poem about me from my son Gan....I just love it! Thank you Gan
Love Mom

Creative Tentacles

She walks up the creaky stairs on a cold Spring mourning.
The aroma of the musty attic, has a very familiar feeling.
Then standing before her in its almost magical splendor.
Are two white wooden doors, with a glow that seems to last forever.
Turning the cold handle, there is a pop, creek and a bang.
The door flies open, and the world has just changed.
She squints her eyes for a moment because the room is so bright.
Pumpkin orange walls reflecting the light.
She grips her coffee with both hands to keep warm.
Then looks over her studio, a place, she must have been born.

She walks over to her desk that is covered with paint.
Sits down, takes a drink, and for a moment, just waits.
The sun shines in, from all the windows surrounding.
She says in a whisper to herself “ Lets start this mourning”.
With hands so stiff and full of different colors.
She reaches for her clay, with delicacy, of only a mother.
With strong fingertips she starts forming the cold block.
Softer its getting, like glue when its hot.
She sets the block down and wonders what to make.
Her customers online, don’t like to wait.

The sights and sounds come to her from Boris and Henson.
As to summon their spirits, or at least, just wishing.
Her hands turn faster and her hands begin to limber.
The hours pass by and every second is forever.
Feathers fly around the room in every direction.
The smell of warm cooking clay comes from the oven.
Then with a paint brush so small she paints on her creation.
The strokes are so small, with up-most attention.
Through the phone calls and bathroom breaks she will not let up.
With one thing in mind, she will climb to the top.

With a masterful eye she looks down on what she has made.
She would love to keep what was created, but the bills have to be paid.
The fingers begin to tighten and body begins to tire.
Rubbing her forehead with an exhaustion, that any artist can admire.
With cold coffee in her hand and the days worn chill approaching.
She stands up from the painted desk, and starts her dissention.
The room goes dark ,but the smells still linger.
Cooked clay, glue, the blood and sweat from her fingers.
The white doors close softly as if weeping in sorrow.
“Don’t worry” she says “ I will be back tomorrow”.

Creative Tentacles

Thursday, April 1, 2010

NEW Haunted dollhouse Miniature on eBay tonight!

My New Haunted Miniature is Princess Makatra Mummy and her Mummy Cat. Only 5” tall and comes with her shipping crate! Princess Makatra's cat is only 1 3/4” tall and can be removed from the Mummies hands. I designed her for a 1:12 scale Haunted Dollhouse.