Another grim reaper couple :o) Just finished them! He's 5" tall and she's 4" tall.
Hope everyone is staying cool out there! It was 104 here today without the heat index. I think they said it felt like 114 with the heat index. All I know is it is one hot steam bath out there! xo Michele
Some one suggested to me that I should do an Alice in Wonderland (which everyone who reads this blog knows I LOVE) and so I happily obliged! Here she is! She's 19" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 3" deep.
Her legs are jointed, and posable. Her right arm is made from a vintage skeleton key. Her left arm is made from a small glass vile that has a slip of paper in it that says Drink Me, a metal found object and a blue teacup I made from apoxy. The base of her hat is a vintage watch piece, a silver colored faux watch face, along with the vintage parts on the hat, a tiny key on the back, and a lock. Her chest has a vintage pocket watch piece that says AWW.CO in beautiful script. You can still see the tiny rubies. I added a small gold rabbit (what would Alice be without her rabbit?) and there is a tiny monocle over his eye! Her right eye is an enameled Victorian looking vintage watch face. Her clothes are hand stitched and not removable. I hand painted (her corset is also painted on) her in layers and sealed her with a matte finish. Her red lips and the red heart are not as bright red as they appear in the photos.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! I'm off to play in more clay...xoxo
Today marks the 3rd anniversary of Spooky Time Jingles. What began as a dream, by Dani from Ambitious Designs, has become a place where collectors can find top notch art, where artists have a wonderful place to connect with those collectors and with each other. Spooky Time Jingles has a family feel, filled with respect, support and encouragement. I'm very proud to be a part of Dani's dream.
In honor of Spooky Time Jingles anniversary, you will find pieces of artwork that are marked with a donation amount. By purchasing the piece of art you are also making a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation. You can also place a donation here:
Here are the two pieces I'm offering on Spooky Time Jingles tonight at the stroke of midnight! Hope to see you there!
Okay this is exactly how I've been feeling lately! Meet Celest...she used to fly over the creative kingdom warning the other steampunk souls of what the Evil Soul Sucker was really up to. That is until the Soul Sucker caught her. He made sure she couldn't tell another soul by surgically zipping her mouth closed, then he broke her halo. Edna and her band of rebels rescued Celest, but not before it was sadly too late. Celest cries tears of blood over not being able to sing her song of warning.
She's completely hand sculpted, out of paper clay, over an armature. She is 10 1/2" tall, by 3" wide, by 3" deep. She has a vintage watch part for her left eye and one on her chest. Her wings are made of a vintage belt buckle. Her neck was some kind of vintage wooden spool or bobbin? One top of her head is a small clear knob (I think it's acrylic but I'm not sure) and her broken halo is from a vintage clock. I painted her in layers, then sealed her with a matte finish.
Happy 4th of July everyone!! I know I promised to be a better blogger, and failed. Mega fail. I've just been spread so thin lately :o( But I did want to pop in and say Happy 4th and show you all what I've been working on lately ;o) This is Charlotte, I believe Charlotte already has a new home. She's 19" tall, by 4" wide and 3" deep.
Have a great weekend everyone and be safe!! xo Michele
I'm like most artists, I've been creating something for as long as I can remember. I have explored many types of media and love experimenting with new things. Mixed media seems to be where my heart belongs. I can combine my love of painting, sculpting, adding found object all into one. The Steampunk Soul series evolved after I took a job with a corporation--the Soul Sucker. I hope you enjoy my artwork! xo Michele