Well, if there are any blog lovers out there...I apologize...I haven't posted every post by me here and I should...I will catch up here and try to do better! Here they are in order of posting...please enjoy!
Here is a work in progress I have been busy on...my son taught me a new stain technique which is not so harsh and gives a little softer distress...
I weakened the stain a bit and went in sections...much easier to control! A few more tweaks and she'll be ready for a hat
She needs a hat and hair...what kind...thin? curly? big hat ...little hat...decisions must be made...any ideas?
Post 2) Here is another WIP, she is just a big gossip!!! Anybody got a name...?
Here is another that has escaped, from where..?.I don't know...yes, he needs his other ear...had to leave for Holidays and will have to add it shortly! For Now I will just call him "VINCENT". LOL!
While playing around with expressions and working on improvement of my artwork (my happy place) this guy came out....he kinda scares me! I was going for old....his smile will show up more when painting him...what do you think?
Very different than the usual.......
I hope he looks old and kind......have to figure out how I want to paint his eyes...
I have a couple more....Hmmmmm...I don't know what to call them...how about "My Uglies!
Stan is soft a sculpture
doll. He stands 20 inches tall and about
11 inches when sitting. His little head
is soft sculpted into a pumpkin shape and he wears a small felt hat embellished
with vintage style tinsel. His facial features are hand painted and his eyes
peek out through glass pupils of highest quality and made in Germany. His body is made of tea stained muslin that
has been stuffed and weighted as he is a shelf sitter. Stan is a jointed doll
in the same fashion that Teddy Bears are jointed. There are five moveable
joints allowing him to be placed in many positions. The head, both arms and
both legs are fitted with durable fiberboard discs using the lock nut system
His arms are colored with acrylic paint and are lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects. In addition to being jointed, legs are wired too and are very helpful in posing him in multiple sitting positions. His weighted bottom also assists him to remain balanced when sitting. Sometimes, during shipping, the weight bag inside may shift a little and one may have to set the doll down with a little “thump” or “bump” to his bottom to reposition the weights.
His shirt is fashioned from tea stained orange polka dot print fabric. He wears a colorful ruffled, five layered collar around his neck. He wears a vest made of stained prim osnaburg fabric that has been embellished with hand appliquéd jack o lanterns in much the same fashion as a penny rug. His black and tan checked pants are fastened with a simple jute twine.
Stan sits perched on one of my large prim pumpkins and has two little owl friends that I picked up at a craft show some time ago so the crafter is unknown. Stan may go home with you for an adoption fee of 225.00. Travel fare is 15.00
Hi Ya'll! Carly here again and I have with me, one of my favorites! His name d hr is my first is Caleb and he will be for sale in my Etsy Shop, so come on over to see him later tonite. In the meantime, if you are interested,just email me at email@example.com
Caleb the Scarecrow
By Carly Smith
Caleb is soft a sculpture doll. He stands 20 inches tall and about 11 inches
when sitting. His head is fashioned as a
scarecrow with raffia hair Caleb’s His facial features are hand painted and his
eyes peek out through glass pupils of highest quality and made in Germany. His
body is made of tea stained muslin that has been stuffed and weighted as he is
a shelf sitter. Caleb is a jointed doll in the same fashion that Teddy Bears
are jointed. There are five moveable joints allowing him to be placed in many
positions. The head, both arms and both legs are fitted with durable fiberboard
discs using the lock nut system for jointing.
His arms are colored with acrylic paint. They are lightly wired for posing and holding
very light objects. In addition to being jointed, legs are wired too and are
very helpful in posing him in multiple sitting positions. His weighted bottom
also assists him to remain balanced when sitting. Sometimes, during shipping,
the weight bag inside may shift a little and one may have to set the doll down
with a little “thump” or “bump” to his bottom to reposition the weights.
Caleb’s shirt is fashioned
from tea stained osnaburg fabric. He
wears a vest made of recycled quilt with hand appliquéd pumpkins and a layered
sweater look underneath. He wears a colorful ruffled, five layered collar
around his neck. His black and tan
checked pants are fastened with a simple jute twine.
Caleb comes with several accessories. I made his prim sunflower and his two pet
crows are from Hilltop Homesteader by Pam Doyle.
Caleb may go home with you for an offering of 195.00 plus 15.00 travel fare
Billy Ghost for Sale Published in Somerset Studio Gallery 2015
Billy is part Paper Mache and
part soft sculpture doll. He is 20
inches tall and about 14 inches wide. His
arms are detailed in acrylic paint. They
are lightly wired for posing and holding very light objects.
Billy’s head is fashioned as a ghoul from paper clay and hand painted.His shirt is fashioned from a black ghostly print fabric with decorative trim. It is secured by a dowel embedded deep into Styrofoam inside the paper mache cone in which he sits
Billy is secured by a dowel embedded deep into the Styrofoam cone. The cone is covered in glittered sheet foam and with a bat lace overlay. The rim of the cone is lined with several decorative trims. Billy carries a little Mummy in a cone in one hand and greets his guests with the other!
Billy may go home with you for a fee of 125.00 plus 15.00 travel fare.
Well...hello there everyone... if you are still out there...I think I'm on my way back! I have been out this past year due to illness... If anyone gets this ...please respond to me here. I've missed everyone and making dolls again after everything, is refreshing! STILL UNPACKING my studio, but taking a break to make a Christmas Bunny! Of all things! This is the 1st painting (I do several layers) of the bunny's head. Let's just see what this Halloween Artist can do on a bunny....let me know what you think...! Well right now he is wearing a halloween hat...not his.
Wow….well, It’s been about a year since I blogged or did any
serious Facebook time…never meant to go away…life just got very hard…very hard,
indeed. Last Dec-Jan I had 3 hip
surgeries with incision from my knee to my hip! I was in the hospital 3 months.
I don’t talk about it much, but want everyone to know I’m still here and why I’ve
been gone. I have been healing, pondering life and all that important
stuff! LOL!. During all that time, plans
to move to Hawaii were underway.
The last surgery (last January and still healing) got
infected and I lost my left hip and the top of my thigh bone…yep, nothing in
the way of bone in that area now. But…believe
it or not…I am learning to walk!!! An
extra high shoe presses the leg up in the hip area and it gets braced up that
way and the leg stays in place! I am
still in a W/C most of the time, but hoping to develop a walk!
Walked 210 feet one day at physical therapy…plan to do
more! Oh, I forgot to say I am living in
Hawaii for 3 years for a project my husband is working on. He is a Structural Engineer and is away a
lot. It is a beautiful place, I must
find a way to go swimming in the ocean! (you
can’t take a walker in the sand and “sand” wheelchairs are not that great, but
I’ll find a way)
We moved to Hawaii October 1st., but didn’t see
the moving truck until Oct. 31! I am busy unpacking all my studio supplies and
all my Halloween treasures.They are in stacks of boxes that seem a mile
high! How I wish they were unpacked and organized with a “twitch” of my
nose!Unpacking and Physical Therapy
takes up a lot of the time, but I miss the Doll World!
During unpacking, I found lots of things including some of
my published dolls that have NEVER been up for sale before! The only place they’ve been is to the
publisher’s and back. I have other dolls that I am looking forward to finally
finishing. I had wanted to take them to
a show, but it seems more fittin’ that they find a good home, as I’m not sure
when I will be at a show and just want to load up my Etsy Store….It’s been
empty too long!
Introducing Adele, the Sunflower Bunny from PRIMS Magazine 2
015 Fall Issue (vol. 6
Please come to my Etsy Store at Boggy Bottom Bayou . Have a look at the
dolls on Facebook as they enter my shop FOR SALE!!!