Friday, August 14, 2015

Elsa birthday gift

This is a portrait I drew of my friend's adorable little girl for her birthday.  What a great opportunity to do a fun project!  Thanks to her Momma for asking me!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OOAK Clockwork Orange "Barbie"

     My second OOAK doll is inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange', which is one of my all-time favorite movies.  I'm also sharing my inspiration board, in case you haven't seen the film or need a reminder.  :)  I got the idea right after rooting Raggedy Annie's hair, (previous post), because it was so puffy right after rooting that it reminded me of one of the Corova Milk Bar ladies!  (Reference image below.)
     This young lady isn't just any devotchka- no, she's a droog in her own right!  Clockwork Orange 'Barbie' is an OOAK Barbie repaint with hair, clothes, and accessories hand-made by me.  A bit of trivia: the fabric I used for her corset is an inside-out Star Wars print.  (Yes, I am a huge dork.)  She's been done for a couple of weeks but I've been working on my book pretty much non-stop.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Raggedy Annie!

Hello all,
     Here, at long last, is my very first custom fashion doll!  Her name is Raggedy Annie, inspired by the Raggedy Anne doll my Grandma made for me when I was a wee 'bab'; I credit my passion for all things dolly to her.  Grandma taught little me how to crochet, sew, and knit- all with angelic patience!
     I rooted Annie's hair using yarn to give it a rag-doll feel and her fashion is handmade by me, complete with lovely patches and an oversized bow at the back.  Speaking of Patches, that's also the name of her teddy bear!  I used felt to sew a stuffed pancake plush for her.  Annie's head is a repainted Monster High, and her body is from a Disney Fairies doll, and her boots are Monster High, repainted by me as well.
     I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

Monday, August 4, 2014


     Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
-Joseph Addison

Fluffy speed painting

Speed painting of a funky lady with fuzzy fluffies!

Some new things!

These are some nifty things I've been working on recently.  I'm painting with real paint again (acrylic) which is lovely; digital is great but it's nice to work with a physical medium.  It really makes me feel connected to the piece.  I've also been having fun hunting around for little bits and pieces to use for mixed media paintings.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 2, 2011