Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy All Hallows

This is Jinx, the All Hallow's Eve fairy, who is responsible for making sure the gates to Fairyland stay open on that special night.

Since my life is insane these days I thought I'd go ahead and wish everyone a happy All Hallow's, Halloween, and my favorite, Samhain. Samhain Blessings to all. May your ancestors & loved-ones who have gone on, find peace with you this night, and may the Samhain Flame cleanse you of your pain of loss. I've always found the Samhain festival to be very healing and even if you follow a different path, I wish you peace and healing as well.
...and for all you little haunts, gouhlies , and super heros...happy treating with only fun tricks!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Little Prince and friends...

As you've probably realized by now, I'm a huge fan of children's literature, so the opportunity to recreate a character from one of my favorites is always a pleasure ... challenging sometimes, but that's supposed to be good for me! And I am really pleased with how this little guy turned out. Although there are some things that I would do differently next time, that's all part of the process. I love it that people ask me to make dolls that I might not have even tried on my own, first because they often are a challenge and second because I usually surprise myself with the end result. I made these two last week for another commission, Anne of Green Gables and Pam from "The Office". An unlikely pairing to say the least!

And here's a Little Mermaid I made awhile back....

So now that I've done mermaids, Alice, Pippi, Anne, The Prince and several Fairy Tale and Nursery Rhyme characters...not to mention Pam... who do you think I should try next?

Saturday, October 11, 2008