Yesterday was my husband's birthday, so amid all the insanity of trying to get ready for labcab, I made him a this little bust (and a kick-ass dinner, of course!) She's made from paperclay, with a mohair wig and eyes I made myself. She's a little on the spooky side, but I like spooky and so does my sweetheart (when I asked if she was too creepy and did he want something else, he said ' well, she is creepy but I love her.' One of the many reasons I married him.)
She's sort of an albino-geisha lady, or some such strange hybrid. I'm thinking of putting some similar busts in the shop eventually, as sculpting/ painting the faces and making the wigs are my favourite parts of doll-making. I didn't quite have time to finish her, so that pin you see is just a temporary measure to secure her lace collar.
I've also been working on some drawings, as I've long wanted to put some prints in the shop, but everything I've tried in the past just didn't suit it, so I scrapped them. I think I'm finally moving towards something I'm happy with, although this is just a prototype...she still needs a lot of work (my husband says her forehead is too high, which was intentional, but maybe I went too far?) Also, those weird little black stems on her head were antlers, but the image was too big for my scanner...all things that will be fixed...
During my travels around town last week I stumbled upon this charming little balcony:
Look up, look waaay up (that's a reference to the Friendly Giant, a Canadian kids' tv show, so it just occurred to me it probably won't mean much to most of you!) But look waaaay up and you'll see why I took the photo:
Isn't she sweet? Have a lovely rest-of-your-week, everyone!