I figured it's about time that I jumped on this whole Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday (what a mouthful... am I missing one for Sunday?) business and have some sort of shop update and sale. I'm thinking Cyber Monday is the more appropriate day since it is an online shop (plus, it gives me some more time to squeeze out one or two more items). It won't be much, but a little is better than nothing. I have two Lit'le Cthulhu cast away ornaments that will definitely be posted (with a one day price of $20 instead of $25). I am working on a cloth doll pattern and my goal is to have one or two of those finished by Monday for the update (but no promises).
I will post a shop update notification reminder over the weekend.
Both sprouting tuber mimic sisters are finished. I am very fond of them. I find they have an element of romance; which perhaps stems from my wedding anniversary earlier this month. Anyway, more pictures and notification of when they will be listed for sale will be posted no later than this weekend.
It has taken longer to provide a work in progress update than I had intended (big surprise). I have been approaching work rather leisurely this past month and devoting the majority of my time to my little one. I have some one of a kind pieces in the process of being sculpted, but they are not at a visually interesting stage worthy of photographing just yet. Two sprouting tuber mimics, on the other hand, are nearly finished. Clothing and wigs have been worked on today and should be completed by this weekend. I was only able to snap one decent picture of them without a tiny human hand thrust into the shot.More to come in the next few days.
Oh! Before I forget to mention it (again), the pieces Primeval Threadbare and Humi are currently on display at the Return to the Wild show at the Auguste Clown Gallery. They are available for purchase through the gallery with international shipping. I should note that their prices are listed in AUD and not USD.
Over the weekend I (with my ever supportive husband's helping hand) was able to run a few casts. I forgot what an aggravating process it can be. Luckily, I had three bodies and a few heads turn out well. I still need to do a bit of sanding on them, drill a few holes for limb attachment, and fill any holes from air pockets with epoxy clay.
It has been one thing after another these past few days when it comes to taking photographs. First, I had delays because of being sick. Yesterday it was raining off and on, which in itself wasn't a huge issue. However, the humidity was ridiculous yesterday and my camera lens fogged before I could get one shot off. The on and off rain made it so I couldn't leave my camera outside to acclimate to the weather. Today is almost perfect - total cloud cover, the humidity is low enough for my camera to work, and while the ground is damp, it isn't raining.
However, being that is me, I have neglected to check the battery status on my camera recently. Naturally, after only a couple shots the battery died. I have it charging and will be able to finish up in the next hour or so. In the meantime...
I have a terrible head cold that is causing me to not think all too clearly and making me move like molasses on a cold day, so I am going to keep this short.
The primeval threadbare has (finally!) been finished. Due to the head cold I just couldn't focus enough to take all of the photographs that I would like, so consider these just a first viewing. I'm still finishing up the fungi doll (official name is still to be determined). There is very little left to complete on her, so she should be done by tonight.
Both of these gals will soon be packed up and heading to Australia for the Return to the Wild show at the Auguste Clown Gallery in November.
If you are in Australia and want to peep at my fungi and primeval threadbare dolls, they will be in your neck o' the woods... (well, maybe... you could very well be in Australia and still very far from the gallery). I am expending an enormous amount of energy right now in an effort to not refer to my dolls traveling "down under"...and look, I just couldn't help myself.
Enough of my sleep deprived ramblings... just take a look at the lovely announcement below, all of the information is contained therein.
Sculpting on the fungi is very close to being finished. There is still a bit of detailing to be done. The primeval threadbare is quickly coming along as well. If all goes well, I am hoping to have the sculpting on both finished by the end of this week.