Monday, September 8, 2014

More project pics!

Day by day, I steadily inch my way to the Spirits in Sanford event, and hour by hour I am working my fingers to the bone!  It may be frightfully ghoulish sounding, but it's pretty much the truth because I've been burning candles down to their stumps going way beyond the bewitching hour for the last couple of weeks trying to get caught up since I completed that polar bear commission.   Of course, I am not complaining from the lack of sleep nor of the lack of skin on my fingers, rather I am enjoy the process immensely.  It is a nice change of pace creating these fun characters, one that I have enjoyed very much. 

At the moment, I have several projects in the works on the table and I would love to show them all to you....but alas, I will only give you a glimpse into the world that is the mess of my work bench.   :-P  Suffice to say, there is quite a bit going on and exactly how I am keeping it all straight is anything short of a miracle.  Regardless of that fact, I guess, in a way, it is how my mind works.  Pretty scary if you ask me.  LOL   One time, my computer literate husband (he works with computers for a living) asked me how I can keep it all straight, I simply replied that it was like having a 1000 browser tabs opened at the same time.  HA HA   How is that for a nightmarish answer to the computer expert!  :-D

Anyway, I wanted to stop by here and give you a quick peek as to what has been brewing on the work bench  lately.  First, I will start with that cute little face I showed you last time.  I have made quite some progress on it and am now ready to paint and cloth.  She has turned out to be pretty darn cute so far.  Perhaps you will agree!  Here you will see the next stages of the project, which is the build up of the armature with her pose right down to the finished sculpted piece waiting to be painted, clothed and all the fancy details to be added! 

armature WIP

armature WIP

armature WIP

Finished sculpted piece waiting to be painted and dressed with all the fancy details!  OOOOPS!!!  and a sneak peek of a pumpkin critter at her feet!  :-D
And, of course, I have been so busy working on umpteen projects, that I didn't take WIP pictures of the others.  But, I will give you a peek of them too; kind of a family group picture.  There are still a few more not pictured here that are also in the works.  They are in different stages of the creation process, none of which have been painted and clothed yet.  Needless to say, this is going to be a VERY busy week ahead of me.   So, here is a sneak peek of a few new members of the Coven of Crones waiting to be completed on my work bench for the moment.  I hope you enjoy the progress so far.  I would love to hear your feed back as these are a bit different than my normal works.  :-D

A motley crew of the new Coven of Crones members in the works!
 Now that I have shared with you a few WIPs, it's time to share a few other things too.   First and foremost, I want to remind all of you good folks that the Every Witch Way Lane blog store is up and running with some super cool items this month.  Don't forget to stop by and check out the neat one-of-a-kind stuff there if you haven't already.   Just follow the link to shop directly from the blog store!  http://ewwlartgallery.blogspot.com/2014/07/gertrude-gertrudes-new-familiar-is.html  

The next thing on the list is not to forget about the Spirits in Sanford event coming up October 3rd and 4th..  If you are local, plan on attending the event and would like a post card for the show contact me at my email, lori@thepixieknoll.com.    Be sure to title the email "post card for the show" so that I know it is not spam; send me your mailing address and I'll pop a post card in the mail to you.  I only have about 15 post cards left, so only serious individuals need contact, please.  Otherwise, you can also go to their website, www.spiritsinsanford.com  I'm sure you will find all the information you need for attending the show listed on their site. 

Aside from those 2 topics, again, if you are local, and are unable to attend the show in Sanford, Florida, do not worry, as I will be showing at another venue at the end of October.  That will be the annual Mount Dora Craft Festival, in Mount Dora, Florida.  I will have left-over items from the Spirits in Sanford (if there are any available) and a few other things as well that include pixies and Christmas too.  So do not fret!  As strange as it might sound, I will be displaying my creative one-of-a-kind pieces inside one of the local churches.  I will be INSIDE the location.  There will be vendors outside as well as inside, so be sure to come in and find me!  I am not sure of the exact location as it is the first time I will be at this particular spot for the festival.  But, it is my understanding that it is not too far off the beaten path of the festival, and up towards the front end as well.  (I am usually at another location, but this time I decided to try a new location since the offer presented itself to me.) 

The location that I will be at is:

Congregational Church of Mount Dora
650 North Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, Florida  32757

So, with that bit of news out of the way, the only other tidbit I have to offer up as far as show events are concerned is the fact that I have signed up for the IDS show....International Doll and Teddy Show in Ashville, North Carolina, that is coming up in June 2015.  http://www.internationaldollshow.com/  As it is, this is not written in stone yet, though I have secured a table at the event.  Finances hinge a lot on the finalization of the show.  And, anyone who knows the business of doll making, the shows are a very important key factor in the make or break of your career in this industry.  So, with that said, I need to sell as much as I can in order to make this trip possible.  With  Halloween around the corner and Christmas coming up sooner than you can imagine, it is a good time to start thinking on your gifts to give to your loved ones (or to yourselves!).   You will find that I will be listing items on Ebay at special starting prices to that we can all benefit.  You can get a great one-of-a-kind piece of work, and I will be able to fund the trip without having to beg the hubby for support.  :-D   It's a win-win situation if you ask me!   So please stop by my other blog  www.thepixieknoll.blogspot.com and see this weeks offerings up for Ebay.  Perhaps you might find something you like at a great price! 

In the meantime, I hope you have enjoyed the WIPs and will stop back soon to see some finished pieces!  As always, thank you for stopping by the Coven of Crones!