Sunday, January 18, 2009

One World One Heart Giveaway - Bill the Bunnyboy


Hooray!! Everyone loves winning a prize, right?

Well here's your chance to bring a LoopyBoopy doll home. All you have to do is leave a comment here and on February 12th I will write down all of those names that commented, put them in a big hat and draw the winner..that's it. Oh and be sure to click on the link above for more great links to participating artists and MORE great giveaways.


Bill liked bit, fat, juicy, crisp, orange carrots. He is a bunny after all.

Monday, January 12, 2009


It was her party and she would play Bobbin for Brains when she wanted!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Inspiration

Its was a gorgeous southern day here in the Big Easy yesterday so my sister and I decided to take a stroll through the French Quarter. So much color and spice in my fair city, it's always an inspiration. Now that I have been feeling better I've been trying to make a point to get these little outings in more often. Sometimes we need to step away from our clay and get a view of the world around us and I think as artists we forget to do this from time to time.

We stopped off at a little pub called Coops and had a few cold Abitas on draft. A funny young fellow in a pink fuzzy bear hat and long braids cozied up next to us at the bar. I think he might have been partaking in the libations a bit much which made for interesting company.

Though I'm still always awed by the architecture and beauty of the French Quarter I find I'm mostly drawn to the people..for me this is where the real color of the city resides,

and of course my sister from avantegarb is always one to add to that color:)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Working for a Living

About two years ago I quit my day job. That sounds funny to me because I haven't actually had a job where I had to leave the house in almost 10 years. I did sell junque on Ebay for years and two years ago I quit the junk and started selling art.

Though rewarding to sell my art for a living, it is also very distracting. Long hours of working on a piece for the pure joy of doing it are gone. Now I have to consider price points, buyer interest, whats marketable....yuck.

Thank goodness for my Stump Kids. I love to make them and they are in the right price range for most of my customers. The kids are my bread and butter right now (personally I prefer that bread toasted, but ya'll know what I mean)

My true desire as an artist is to delve into the new doll making techniques I have been learning. Hence the bust, whoever came up with the idea of a bust, I want to kiss you. Busts are all the fun parts of a human figure wrapped up in a cute little package. Making these bust have satisfied that desire and because they dont' take all the time of legs and full body clothing they stay in a price range that most buyers can afford. I love the bust!!

So currently I feel pretty torn between creating art and selling art. I guess it's not such a bad dilemma when I consider I could be working the 9-5 and not be doing any art. YIKES

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Yet Another Broken Heart

This is a doll I made for the Ado Team Challenge. The theme was broken hearts. Her name is Adelle.

She came out expecially creepy which I kind of like:)