Archive for the ‘My Creations’ Category
Hello interweb friends… I’m alive!
For those that don’t follow me on Facebook, well you should because I tend to update more over there, I have been busy before Christmas with creating a Jack Skellington and Zero for a Christmas Door Decorating Contest. There were three categories Most Traditional, Most Original and Most Tackiest door, then there was a Judges Favorite award as well. I toyed with the idea of doing a Scrooge with the three Ghosts but knew I didn’t have enough time to create 4 full sized bodies, heck I barely was able to get Jack, Zero and the Evil Wreath completed in time. The outcome of the contest? I won Most Original and the group that won Most Traditional also won Judges Favorite…even though numerous people came and told me that ours should have won.
I had thought about telling people they were for sale but didn’t know how well that would fly at work, didn’t want them to say I was moonlighting at work, etc. To my surprise, people asked me instead! So as of tomorrow, they both go to new homes. The lady that bought Jack wanted to buy both Jack and Zero but I had already promised Zero to someone else, so I told her that I would make her another Zero.
I paid the price by making these two guys in 40 hours. My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is PISSED off. I need to go in and have Physical Therapy, I’m waiting on the Doc’s office to tell me that they faxed the referral over. My Doc’s office seem to take a very long time to do anything. It took them three weeks to get back with me on the results of the MRI on my knee. Good thing I wasn’t fighting cancer and needed to start Chemo right away! The only reason I keep going there is because it is where I use to work. The MRI results? I may have a partial tear of my ACL in my right knee. Have an appointment with an Ortho next week to get my knee evaluated.
Enough of that… Here are a few photos of Jack and Zero:
I started a new craft, Needle Felting. I had never been interested in it before due to the items that I have seen produced weren’t in my…genre, of things I like. Not in to Flowers and foo foo things really.
I believe I started looking for another craft out of pure withdrawals. My house has been in a state of utter chaos since last summer, due to the remodel. Once the Windows were installed in September the Weatherization program came in to do the Weatherization for me and ended up replacing my furnace. The furnace was trying to kill us, it was spiking Carbon Monoxide in the house.
Because of all of the work going on, my craft room had been emptied into my living room, and not in an orderly type way. Months later, after having been rather not in the mood for crafting, I found myself aching to do something…anything. I bought some UV curing resin and started making doll eyes. Made a few sets, but then wanted to put them in dolls, ugh.
Saw some felted items floating around FB or other Blogs and decided I should give it a try. I can always make OTHER type items besides flowers and foo foo stuff right? Researched…researched some more, ask a few questions, found out there are a few dog loving ladies that felt dogs here in town. Went to Michaels, bought a kit and a few needles. I already had Wool Roving for making dolls hair, but the kit had everything I needed.
Below is a picture of the little Hug Monster that I made. Not what the kit called it mind you. I gave it to Sue at work, she was retiring after many many years of working at Dept. Public Safety. It took me about 5-6 hours.
Finally got back in the Skullery. I believe the dreams that I have been…delighted with, the last few nights are the push I needed. Gotta love the subconscious.
I have had the idea to create name plaques for my co-worker and I for a couple of years, but more recently came up with the idea to create a new door marker plaque as well. The more recent idea turned into, get all of them done at once. I surprised myself with how quickly I finished the door marker and jumped over to the name plaque’s, I had all the supplies out after all.
The Small Computer Support sign is computer parts with the exception of the lettering. I wanted the letters to look like metal wire that was soldered together. Since I didn’t have any solder I needed to make them, poly clay did the trick. I hand rolled the clay, shaped and then used liquid Sculpey to mimic the soldering points.
The name plaques again are just computer parts and the letters are poly clay. I printed out two different fonts, laid it over rolled out poly clay and used an embossing tool to trace around the font lines. Removed the paper then used an Exact-o to cut out the fonts along the emboss line.
I finished the chalk holder for the latest Ghostling. Overall height is just under 12 inches and it can either be hung on a wall or propped up on a shelf. The chalkboard is delicate and not meant for heavy duty use. It will go in my Etsy store once I have it opened for business. I have a few more pieces to complete before I open it. I will eventually get a new camera and make a photo box to get better shots.
I don’t remember if I have posted any of my old CG Art from years ago. I had started dabbling with a Program called Poser many years ago. Digital art is much less messy than physical art and takes up much less space for all of the equipment needed. The problem I found with it… I wasn’t working with my hands like I prefer to do so I wasn’t getting the satisfaction from it. It has been years so I have picked up the mouse/Wacom Tablet and started playing…and it may be many years before I do it again.
Escort to Hell
The Reapling is finished. He has always wondered about this thing they call Halloween, after all, many people dress up as him that night. So what was death to do? Carve a pumpkin!!
I am very much in the learning phase on photoing small dolls and to get the hang of my SLR Digital. What you can’t see from the photo is that there are pumpkin seeds in the bottom of the pumpkin, and the rest of his cloak. I will get some more pics of him, maybe out in the garden.
I’ve been beating my head on the Skullery table trying to think of something I can create. This will be my first official art doll, although others have been started and set aside, this one is screaming at me as to what it wants to be and look like.
I have made many full sized Halloween props so to say this is my first of something new… just feels odd.
I have to say that it feels good to be creating again. I have to force myself to stop playing in the Skullery at night and go decompress from the day before I go to bed.
Here are a few picks of the Reapling in progress. Yes you will see that the Poly Clay is over cooked, mainly due to the numerous times he has been in the oven for different parts/pieces to cure. I’m still a newbie at Poly Clay and have many little techniques to learn.
The Reapling is getting closer to being finished. I need to finish up on his cloak w/hood and possibly add a few details and wala.
Here is a quick cell phone pic I took this a.m.
Mauly is finished. There are a few details I want to add but don’t have time to due to the fact that I’m taking her to work until Halloween.
I was going to add pigtails to her but until I figure out a way to make them not look so ‘cutesy’ I will leave her be. She warned me that if I made her too girlish, she would sit and stare at me when I’m sleeping.
I only had time to snap one photo of her so far…