Friday, October 02, 2015

Tooting my own horn

Tooting my own horn! I just received an email from Adele Maria Sciortino notifying me of the arrival of the Fall issue of A for Artistic e-magazine. I'm among some amazing Artists who have an Article in the issue. This 71 page e-magazine is chucked full of Artist Profiles, Inspirational Articles, Tutorials, Book reviews and more. My Article is on pages 56 - 62.…/2015-subscription.html

Here's a sneak peak!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's time is officially "under construction".  I have put this off long enough.  Going from a PC to an Apple computer has not been an easy task.  No more Frontpage.  I'm in the process of learning Dreamweaver, again not and easy task.

So today I decided it was time.  My poor website has not had many updates.  Bound and determined to learn this new program, I hope to have a new look real soon.  Change is good!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Started another

Yup, you guessed it!  I started another Box Troll.  This one is a bit shorter than the first and I used some of my grey colored Doe Suede.  I haven't quite decided what sort of box he get, but it will be a bigger box.  I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Box Troll

I loved the movie and thought I had to try my hand at a Box Troll.  Yes even his box is made of fabric. Actually paint canvas.  I started with the box and I got a little anal with it.  Oh' well this is how I learn.  

This little guy measures about 13"  Is all cloth with needle sculpted features, inset eyes.  I decided to give him only three fingers and three toes.  He came together quite nicely!  

Here are a couple of close ups of the box! 

I totally had fun with the box, just check out the bar code.  So yes I will have to make a few more.  You can't just have one Box Troll?!?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Upcycled an old canvas

Bought this huge old painting at a garage sale.  I wanted a canvas that I could repurpose.   Should have been an easy thing to do. Well, this canvas had a lot of texture on it, that I could not get off.  So I took out all one thousand staples and flipped it over and re stapled it and painted it with some left over house hold paint.  Painted it .........wasn't happy with it and just kept painting.  Waited a few days before touched it again and Voila. It is now the new addition in the guest bedroom.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

I'm done clowning around

Well here they finally are!  I started the first one six months ago and finished the last one last week.  I'm totally thrilled when I look at the group all gathered together.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something different.  

These were not made in a production line, but rather one at a time.  Each is very unique and definitely has  it's own personality.  They're not just ordinary Clowns, but they are Troll Clowns.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

#5 is finally done

All good things take time and this was the case with Troll #5.  But he/she is finally finished.  Not sure why it took so long?!?  I have one more to make.  It will be nice to have them all done.