Friday, March 26, 2010



started reading a book called ' Crow Planet' ( I forget the author) which shows how crows have become as much a part of our lives as our cats or dogs. They have so much personality and this author found that almost everyone she talked to had a crow story of some kind. I was thinking of crows today so I found some images online and on etsy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonderful leaf items from etsy...the fascination of leaves

From top to bottom:
Pathways( Metallic print) by TrueStory
Fairy Sleep by lewfoster
Maeve Earrings by Kande
Stained Glass Leaf Filigree Pendant by colorshoppestudio
FourSeasonForest by WowWall
Athena's Love Nest Necklace by luxedeluxe
a touch of life bracelet by Lana0Crystal

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday etsy faves--shadow box art

Left to right
Theatre of Love Nouveau Toy Theatre by TheTinyTiara

Shadow Box- Luminous by sweetruin

RED TIDE by MalcolmStudio

cyclops 10 by grrkey

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some ideas for shadow box designs...from etsy supply shops!

working on some flat clay art work with cut outs of the heart and I was browsing through some
etsy shops which sell shadow boxes. There are about three etsy shops that I could find that had them. I definately was inspired by the variety of the sizes and shapes. They do tend to be pricey if they are made of good wood. I'd thought I'd show you what I found and perhaps they will give you ideas too...Let me know what places you like to shop for shadow boxes!
The sellers from who I found these supplies are:
frame from solid wood- CoolVintage
Matte black picture frame/shadow box- MySeriousSide
unfinished wood match box shrine with wings- TerraMaya
unfinished wood shrine box with top stylized arch- TerraMaya

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sketches for more Shadow Anatomy pieces

Here are some ideas for more on a ' shadow anatomy' theme. I made one piece which was a silhouette made from clay and I showed some organs like the brain and a heart. I don't have a picture right now of it but its in a gallery. I am trying to create some more pieces 'like' that so these are some ideas. I tried drawing with my Wacom tablet, as you can probably tell, which I still feel weird about. It is fun but I definately don't have the same amount of control as over a pen or pencil. Some lack of control can be kind of interesting really and I am not sure how to control the pen sizes yet. How many of you like the tablet drawing tools? I don't use mine a lot so I can't really justify buying a new and more advanced one...

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Monday faves...thinking about dolls

I have been thinking about dolls and mannequins that look partly human and partly robot. I'm trying to create a series based on people that you can see inside and outside...i'm in that weird in between stage of art where you don't really like what you've created but you hope that you are getting somewhere. What do you do when you are on the fence about your work? Do something else? Here are some of my favorite etsy doll-themed work.
The artists are : Baby Fight-print by Frankenkitty, Kitchen Fairy art doll by Shadovnia, Lee, a handmade doll by RoseLullabyDolls, marionette Columbina by AMCreatures, Phillipe doll by foxcat, Original pastel doll drawing by elephantwalk, The FOXY One-Eyed Pussy by MicroCirqueRinka

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Belated etsy faves...

Here are some recent favorites of mine from etsy artisans/artists...its a motley blend of items which I hope you will enjoy. I find all of these items inspirational in some way.
Brokenghostcouture-blueberry pie dress
Alive-Sacred Squamata by Sarah Hoyt of essarah
Bad Girls by AlteredHead
Handforged silver cuff by KaelinDesign
Victor-Gothic Anteater by WoebegoneArt

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lovely brown woman puppet sculpture in progress!

Here are some pics of my on going sculpture. She is now in the process of drying as gradually as possible. Fortunately, the clay holds lots of moisture so she hasn't cracked yet (i'm still crossing my fingers!) I am trying to make sure that all of her parts fit back together so that she can move like a marionette. Let me know what you think!