Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Insulted Companions"

After I went to bed last night I swear I heard the Lion Mouse and Pawme fighting with Blue Dino. They all wanted to be the only companion to Blue Fur Haired Carnival Girl but there was nothing they could do because they couldn't all be on the stand at one time. Besides, Dino said, he matched and they didn't. Lion Mouse said he had fur hair too! Dino said, you don't have anything blue on you and besides, you look more like a hippie! And who wears orange boots anyway? Wait, wait!, listen to me, I have silver sparkle white fur, pink fur hair and really big, big blue eyes and blue fingernails! So why can't I be the companion, says Pawme? Well, Dino says, your eyes are too big and you probably can't even shut them! Well, how do you know I can't, says Pawme?
I finally got out of bed to make all three dolls shut up. I told Lion Mouse he was very much in style and very cute and he didn't need to be a companion to anyone. At almost 7" someone would be proud to have him alone in their home. I told Pawme she was beautiful and it didn't matter if she could shut her eyes or not. She would never miss a thing and with her beautiful pink hair she would never get lost. Being that you are only 6 1/2" tall you could stand by someones jewelry box and keep it safe everyday. I promised all of them that I would try to find good homes for them but in the mean time they are all going to be put in clear plastic bags to keep the evil dust man from suffocating them. The End.

Friday, February 4, 2011


It feels great to finish a piece and now I can get another one started. This is my second sculpt of an animal. The Dino was a challenge so the next one should be easier. The armature is everything! From the bottom of the stand to the top of hat is 11". The dolls outfit is all leather. Always use leather needles and a good thimble. You probably knew that. My fingers were sore for a long time. More details will be on my web page when my wonderful daughter gets some time to put it up - after I get the photos to her of course. I will post two other companions which I thought might work with this doll but the Dino worked out better especially since I had this teal blue thing going on. Its getting late so they will have to be posted later. I'm pooped.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Dino Drawing and Armature.

Time moves so quickly. I meant to have my drawing of the dino companion up by now. So here is a couple of photos of the drawing and the armature. I actually have the doll done now and I named the whole mini display; "Carnival." I will get it posted after I get some photos. You will be able to see how much I changed my dino from a scientific look to a happy friendlly little blue guy. I went to my daughters house in San Jose for a week to visit. It was like summer compared to Modoc. We had a great visit. Sharina taught me some techniques making wire wrapped jewelry so I can make some fancy new crowns for my dolls. I was also treated to barbecue ribs , sweet corn cake, artichokes and collard greens. It was so-ooooooo good! Our son in law; Sean can make a great barbecue. I think my favorite is his baby back ribs or maybe blue cheese burgers or maybe the salmon, no its definitely the ribs now! Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!