Thursday, November 28, 2013

My Grinch Tree if finished and I just love it

Finished Tree
Hand in tree
Feet positioned under tree

Second layer of Celluclay

                                  I really enjoyed making my Grinch theme tree. I started with drawing out what I wanted for the hands and feet and went from there. I decided to start with a cloth head and add celluclay.  I then added paper clay for details.  This was an ongoing process over several days. After it was dry I painted and stained the finished piece and wired the head to the top of the tree.  I plan on adding ornaments and such and will keep you posted.

Pattern pieces I drew out
Stuffed hand with wire x2

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Crafting.......So Excited

Well it is 3:00 Am and I am wide awake. Been planning all week for my days off from the hospital to do some Christmas crafting for me. I want a million snowmen and the best place to start is with number 1 LOL. I have been haunting Pinterest for the last few days looking for inspirations in clay and cloth. I love Extreme Prim and am leaning in that direction for today. I have several ideas this morning. Just gathering my thoughts and waiting for for my hubby to wake up before I start making a lot of noise. Wish me luck. I am adding a link to my Pinterest board so you can see what I been using to get me excited.

Christmas Doll Board

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Morning and My Wish For Christmas

I spend so many hours creating, painting and reading about how to create, paint and other such articles that I forget to just enjoy my day. Right now I am lying in bed watching TV snuggled under the covers with a diet MT. Dew. I would prefer to stay here all day. But as with most days, I have a mountain of things to finish up. I think if I had never picked up a paint brush or a pack of clay my life would be so much simpler and possibly easier. I so enjoy my art but it is overwhelming. I wonder if other artists feel the same pressure to create, not so much from fans but from myself. I lay awake at night thinking of my next project. I wish I could turn it off and on when I want to think about it. That is my wish for Christmas. A button to keep the art bugs at bay. The voices that haunt my every second. The dolls that scream from the gallery as I try to work or interact with my friends. I would like to say to them this morning, SHUT UP!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sale on Etsy........last one of the year!

I have decided to put my shop on sale for the next few days.  It ends the 15th so not much time left.  I have been working on getting things ready for next year so wanted to clear out some of the shelves.

Etsy Shop

I have also added a new treasury of fun and macabre items that you might want to take a gander at.  It is just a fun, shopping type of day.

Click here for Treasury