Thought it was about time to sit down and update my page to show you some of the new dolls I have been working on for my upcoming shows this fall. I decided to call my collection of dolls "Bitter Sweets". In keeping with the Charmed Confections candy theme, I thought the name suited the dolls. I'm liking it!
Last year and in previous years past, I made various dangle dolls ... witches, skeletons and such. I loved the process and wanted to get back to making a few of them again. I am super proud of these three. These dolls are reminiscent of some of my Trunk Monster characters in the past, now with full bodies. Sure hope you like them.
I am finishing up another on my worktable today. She is very different, but I am loving the challenge. I'll post pictures when I finish.
I am happy to announce all three will be published in the upcoming 2017 August issue of Art Doll Quarterly Magazine. I am honored and excited to be in the publication once again. This year's Halloween edition should be a very special one. I am looking forward to it!
GERTIE AND HER DOLLY
This is Gertie and her skeleton dolly. I love how her lower legs and hands turned out. Her sweet Mary Jane shoes were a must and really add a nice touch to her sweet and sour little girl look.
LOLA - THE DAY OF THE DEAD DOLLY
Lola was so fun to create. I wanted to keep with the ice cream sherbet colors for this piece. She looks really yummy. She is holding a picture of her dearly departed (but very much loved) Aunt.
BELLADONNA - MONSTER'S BALL
I wanted to create a clay corset for this doll and Lola (the day of the dead doll above). Using the same technique as I did on my coffin last year, I was able to whip out a corset in no time. I am loving the look ... the lacing up effect turned out perfect! I couldn't be more happier with my attempt.
Belladonna's tiny shoes are adorned with a teeny, tiny skull. I felt like a shoe cobbler for a few days creating little heels for all these dolls. My new doll I am working on has high heel boots. Wait till you see! :)
In my last post, I mentioned that some of my Charmed Confections will be able through Bethany Lowe Designs. Such a dream come true for me that my art will be available at fine retails stores. I am still having those moments of disbelief that it is actually happening.
Well, a couple of days ago, I received a copy of Bethany Lowe Designs 2017 Catalog. Here are a couple of pictures for you. Seeing is believing! I'm so honored to be part of the Bethany Lowe family of artists! This is such a beautiful catalog and the works of the other licensed artists within are simply outstanding!
If you have a retail shop, you might be interested in becoming a wholesaler of Bethany Lowe items. You can find them at www.bethanylowedesigns.com. Request a catalog!
Until then ...