Friday, January 3, 2020

What a HOOT... a Year Later!

It's hard to believe... that I started working on this Snowy Owl
just over one year ago! (see the 1-1-2019 post)

I finished owl in time for the gallery show:
"Creatures Great & Small"
And although he didn't sell during the show, he did find
his forever home about a month later...
while resting in the gallery gift shop, there in Millville!


Oh... and here Owl is with "Dawg"
who also found his forever home (but during the gallery show)!
Em & Chad... (our Vermont kids) purchased him! XO XO
A Happy Ending... all the way around!

Happy New Year's Blessings... Daryle

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Year's End... Where Have I Been?

My first gallery show was this past November-December...
"Seraphs, Ships & Olde Souls"
Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts

Incorporating some of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems...
My alchemy: 
paper clay, paper mach'e, hand-dyed papers, wood & metal










Saturday, February 9, 2019

Long Snout Bear


Who doesn't enjoy a Happy Ending... (or new beginning!)

I just dropped this guy off yesterday afternoon
at the Scarecrow Factory, on South Broadway Avenue, in Pitman.  
About an hour later, the shop owner sent me a text saying Teddy 
found his new forever home!

He is made with German mohair, fully jointed
and then grunged and stained for that well-worn look.  
He is stuffed with wood wool and poly-fill... 
looking at the world through his black quartz eyes. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Think Snow!

These two little "stubbies" are headed for the WINTRY MIX show
at Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts!

Both "Moonlight" & "Snow" are looking for a new home this winter!
And yes... we're expecting some snow this weekend in South Jersey!
Warm Wishes... Daryle

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Stubbies… Awaiting Their Wings!

How about a little color, to lift our drear winter spirits?
Six little stubbies… (impatiently) waiting for their wings!
Happy Wednesday!  Daryle

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Stubbies!

I'm hoping that several of my newest dolls will be
accepted in the "Wintry Mix" show that is scheduled to open 
later this month in the main gallery at the Riverfront Renaissance 
Center for the Arts...

das Kind des Winters... "winter's child"

The question is: What mischievous shenanigans will they get into?

Here's their story:
I started out with a simple body pattern with shortened arms and legs.
(hence: "stubbies!")

Pulled out some fun fabrics and vintage buttons.

Transferred some vintage photos to some fabric...

Sewn.. and ready to stuff!

Rusty wire wings with German text from a vintage book
and sprinkles of German Glass Glitter.



Just because...

Share the Joy! Daryle


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

mein kindheits freund

My Childhood Friend
translated from the German: mein kindheits freund

I've found myself fascinated, in recent months,
by images, roadside sightings and artist's renditions of... owls!

This guy stands 13.5 inches tall, has undergone multiple
trial-and-error changes from inception... and quite frankly, 
is still a work in progress! (I wouldn't have it any other way)

In design... he started out with some recycled cardboard,
repurposed styrofoam board and a styrofoam ball.


Adding some repurposed-recycled stuffing and stovepipe wire
with a little (actually a LOT) of masking tape to hold it all together...   

Well... he ended up looking rather, hmmmmm
Not at all what I envisioned!

And so, in the infamous words of the Queen of Hearts:
"Off with their heads!"
The styrofoam ball removed... has given him a new lease on life.
What a great way to start a new year, huh?

Happiest New Year Blessings... Daryle