May 31, 2011

Oh... NO!



Disaster has struck the studio!

Summer heat has come to town, and a big air conditioner has settled in - right in the middle of my studio space!

As you see, the dolls are beside themselves with consternation.




Burlie is cursing up a storm, in the hopes of embarrassing the conditioner away. I think it looks pretty solid and uninterested in what the dolls have to say.

Hopefully, this will not hinder my creativity, but, I did think of doing some painting (rather than sculpture) because of this issue.

We will see.





May 13, 2011

Whimsy Beast

Whimsy is a gentle and winsome Beast.


She was created about the same time as the Trestle Troll Beast. Here she is biding her time on the studio windowsill. With this Beast, I wanted to create more of a gesture. I imagined a creature in the process of leaning forward, with her nose...reaching out to engage with life....



...and how strongly that gesture affects Whimsy!













She is constantly distracted by the loveliness of nature! She is a flower sniffer of the highest order. Overcome by the dazzling sights, sounds and smells a garden or forest, Whimsy can be found wandering about with her nose in the air, sniffing and sighing.



I recently went to a May Day fundrasier for theCenter for Symbolic Studies in Tillson, NY and I brought Whimsy along, as I thought she would enjoy the Spring flowers and woods. As we walked amongst the trees, we came to a funny little house. Whimsy Loved it! She would fit in very well there, don't you think?


                                          
She and the Advisor are great friends. Their gentleness and appreciation for beauty connect them. Sometimes, she even gives advice on the Advisor's Facebook Fan page....The Advisor

She is a great companion to gardeners, too and those who wish they had a bit of earth to plant. As you can imagine, she is a great singer, too.


May 8, 2011

Burlie Beast

Yes, this is a Troll. He loves bridges and complaining.




His days began like all the other Beasts. Here he is awaiting some of my attention on my windowsill with the company of Friend Beast.

It just so happened that he was completed just about the time for a May Day fundraiser for the Center for Symbolic Studies. In order to enter the Center, you must go under an old Railroad Trestle. Hmmm! Trolls are famous for being particularly interested in bridges. So I brought him, and other Beasts, to the festival, and introduced him to the Trestle.


He was instantly interested, and wanted to get closer....


Doesn't he look so comfortable and happy there, as if he belongs beneath a bridge?



On top of the Trestle...he is the lord of all he surveys...just the way he likes it.

Well, after that lovely vacation, it was time to get back to work. This troll will hide under your computer monitor, and when your micro-managing boss, or vapid co-worker, or faulty computer gives you problems, just look his way. He'll give you a wink and a smirk, as if to say, "Oh yeah, I know...I know ALL about it!"




What a comfort he is...



May 5, 2011

Two dolls sold!

One of the greatest parts of having a shop on Etsy, is opening my personal email and seeing the tell tale message from them saying one of my dolls had sold!

 And now that I think about it....these two dolls are both SINGING!

 
This is the Lady of the Lake, and I had posted about her earlier in the year. Click here to jump to that post.
She has weather elements coming out of her mouth and they swirl around her head...good for gardening.

 


This is the troubadour, and he has musical notes that come out of his mouth and swirl about his head. I am very happy to say that he is traveling all the way to Portugal to live in his new home. A world traveler!



MORE TO COME!!!! very soon....