Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This is probably the last free standing assemblage doll I will make until next week. I have an art show/sale this weekend, so it's off tomorrow to set up for the Friday and Saturday evening event. It is being held at the Essex's Studios in Cincinnati, which is home to about 100 artists. For the month of Oct. and Dec. the artists open up their studios to the public and they invite outside artist to come in and participate in the events. This is my first time flying solo for this event, so wish me luck!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Assemblage - Retro Man

A few months back, the hubby switched out heavy duty plugs for the dryer and handed this plug to me and challenged me to make something with it. Well, how could I not take on the challenge.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Baby Mine

The doll stands about 9.75" tall.

Monday, September 21, 2009

WIP - Baby Mine

Small peak at a work in progress. I'm in the process of preparing art work for an art show/sale at the Essex Studios in Cincinnati in two weeks, so I have been busy!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Doll Show Goodies!

After having missed this show for the past several years, I was finally able to attend and found some really wonderful doll parts and less then gently used dolls. They were quite a find for me and I was pretty thrilled!
These doll eye balls were a nice find and buy! The vendor apparently dug them out of all types of dolls and never got around to using them.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tis' the season for Hatch Green Chile!

My sweet mamacita sent me a big box of fresh green chile from New Mexico and I was in heaven!! Here in the midwest you can't even come close to chile like this!
The color and smell was divine!
Now begins the labor of love, which is slow roasting each chili over an open flame.

And the end result is wonderfully roasted chile that awaits to be bagged and stored in the freezer for many future uses. I will of course leave some out to eat!

Assemblage - Block Dolls

This past week has been insanely busy, but I was able to fit in working with these block dolls.
I have way too many porcelain doll arms and legs, so I am trying to find ways to use them.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Queen Esther

Queen Esther had come from humble beginnings. She was a young and very beautiful Jewish girl who was raised by her cousin Mordecai because her parents had died when she was a little girl.
King Xerxes of Persia at the time was in search of a new bride and had decreed that every girl in the kingdom was to enter into a beauty contest, so that he may pick his bride.
Reluctantly Esther had entered and had ultimately been selected by the king for his bride. However, she had kept her Jewish heritage a secret from the king.
Haman, who was a court official for King Xerxes, made everyone he encountered bow down before him. However, Mordecai bowed before God and no one else and this infuriated Haman.
Haman plotted to have Mordecai put to death. Knowing that Mordecai was a Jew, Haman tricked the king into signing a decree that would allow him to kill every Jew in the land.

Queen Esther exposed Hamans treacherous lies and landed up saving the Jewish people as well as herself. Haman 's death sentence was to hang from the same gallows he had special made for Mordecai.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Studio Work

Here are some of my dolls awaiting completion. Just waiting in limbo for me to feel inspired to finish them.

These are my wooden snowmen in progress. They are a nice size to work with!

Snowman Ornie

With the holiday season just around the corner, I thought I would start tackling some X-Mas ornies earlier this year. This wooden snowman was rusted and then adorned with wire, fibers and found objects. He measures about 3.5"x1". My wooden snowman came from

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Domino Baby's

I was experimenting with wooden dominos and came up with these little guys.

Wire wrapped beads and charms have been added to dangle below the figure.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dust is a brewing at Cochiti!

My Dust Devil Assemblage piece was featured over on Darlene Fortier's Blog.
Very cool! She is lives in the state of my old stomping grounds. Thanks Darlene!