Friday, December 26, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Vampire Louis' (Dollshe David Kuncci)

Sort of still in progress....but he made his way to a doll meet this past weekend
and I must say....for his 1st impromptu photo shoot, he is turning out well! ;)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Time for the Beach! (Fifth Motif Venitu)

Did another photoshoot of this boy after a re-coat of varnish.
He definitely needs more protection with a full-body 'tan'.

Shot these at home with a 'pretend beach' sort of idea. Next
plan is to REALLY get him to the beach! :)

The surfboard is a wonderful custom creation by my friend Mark at Adams Artisan Hardwoods.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Surfer Boy - 5th Motif Venitu

He's all blushed, tats painted on (inspired by Hawaiian motifs) & has shorts. :)
Just the eyelashes to put in. He's a freshskin but has been airbrushed to appear 'tan'.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Venitu Progress...

Another airbrush layer & some finer details & he'll be ready to be put back together! Then I think I'll have to make him an outfit...sounds like he's a bit difficult to dress!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

An 'Old' Doll

Current project with Abio Angel twins,
Giving them an "old, thrown-out doll" sort of vibe.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Highlights: Fairy Oona-Bella

Oona-Bella's recent frolick around the garden:
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Just a wee bit more painting and some eyelashes....and needling with an outfit and she'll be ready to fly!


Wig detail...

Wing detail...

Highlights: Mr. Nibbles

Here's the rest of a recent set. Floppy Prim had to be rigged to stand, but hopefully I'll get her to stand soon, we'll see!

Here is an antique I got at the beach recently. It used to hang in a motel for the gentlemen to shave in front of.
A mirror with a drawer for shaving supplies.

It's just the perfect little bench for Mr. Nibbles. ^^

============================================= SEE? He's DONE~ All painted - ^_^!

Meet cute little Mr. Nibbles:


UPDATE on another project I've been working on...I have had this little
guy FOREVER it seems...neglected...taken apart and resting in his box since I got him July of 2007...

A Pipos Doll Curo, fullset:

I named him Mr. Nibbles, and he was to be Ava's (my Dollstown Seola) 'imaginary' one else could 'see' him as she does - which is, her favorite toy come to *life*. I thought I would paint him like a British spotted rabbit in black and white. Then I saw photos of the same markings in brown, and liked that better. So the idea sat in my brain...and poor Mr. Nibbles sat in his box...and I'd go to doll meetups and get 'scolded' gently by my friends that I haven't painted him yet. One of my friends even gave Mr. Nibbles a little carrot prop, thinking that might prod me into finally working on him. ^_^

Here he is a little while ago after I got him out of the box to take pix of some eyes for a friend:

WELL! What finally prodded me to start on him last week was an upcoming beach trip all of my 'dollie' friends take once a year - we're leaving this Thursday. What better time to get poor Mr. Nibbles onto the work table and *surprise* everyone by bringing him all painted and together! I'm allllmost done with him....just a few more little details - painted lines in crevices...and dying him with coffee (to add an 'antique' feel to him - he's supposed to be made of wood, so the dye should help that look as well as the brush strokes I need to add) and he'll be ready to string!


Hopefully I'll have him all done by tonight so I can post pix of him.

I found a great group on flickr that helped me with his concept...except he's the opposite...more like an 'overly loved' toy...sort of like the Velveteen rabbit...

Here's the group - "Unloved Toys"...some of it's kind of sad though...