Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Sufficient Phaeton"... a New Art Doll!

The inspiration for this newest art doll
comes from one of Emily Dickinson's poems!
This raggle-taggle rider is made from 
paperclay, canvas duck cloth and wood.
He wears a small, vintage oil can on his head.
He will eventually have articulated arms and legs...
A paperclay head (to cover this styrofoam ball)
 and paperclay hands are in the works!
I will post the poem that inspired him in a day or so...  
Blessings, Daryle

Friday, September 17, 2010

A New Art Doll in the Works!

The inspiration for a new art doll 
is found right here...
in these wonderful, wacky, rusty wheels 
and a well worn, vintage wood planer!
(please see the September 6th post...)
I envision a rider... 
and so a new "road trip of creativity" begins!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Verus North"... We were never alone!

 I share again, the lyrics from
Twila Paris' song: "True North." 
In part; the inspiration for "Verus North"

There’s a strong steady light 
that is guiding us home, 
In the lingering night 
we were never alone...
We need an absolute compass
now more than ever before... 
True North 

"For we walk by faith... not by sight!"
I hope you are inspired and encouraged
by this bit of whimsy and art!

"Verus North"

True North is is certainly tall and stately!
She is just under 24 inches high... 
I finished her this weekend.
She is holds the vintage child's compass that 
Katie and I found some time ago, at a flea market.
Her hand is somewhat out-stretched and her
gaze, slightly upward... looking for direction?
"Verus North"... True North!
The coffee stained maps and letters are
rolled tightly, and carried by her side.
She is a seeker!

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Verus North"... Give Me One More Day!

Well, she has been a labor of love...
"True North" is just about finished!
I have to apply a crackle medium
to her head, hands and hair...
stitch her walking shorts and waist band 
in place, and add a few "extras!"
Enjoy... and watch for more pics in a few days!
Blessings... Daryle

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our One Year Anniversary: Two Give-Aways!

We are so blessed!
Our first year anniversary for blogging on
Woodstown Whimsies is October 7th.
So... to celebrate, we are offering
two whimsical folk art give-aways.
Both are Cloth and Clay Doll Challenges
from this year, that Daryle participated in.

The first, is the "Queen of Hearts" challenge:

The second,  is the "Bird Doll" challenge:

You are invited to drop us a comment, under any post
on our blog, here at Woodstown Whimsies 
dated between today, 
September 7th, 2010 (12 a.m. EST) 
and our first year anniversary, 
October 7, 2010 (12 p.m. EST)
Each time you post a comment, your name
will be added to the bucket for the draw!
Yup! If you post twenty separate comments, 
your name goes in the bucket twenty times...

Winning names will be picked on October 8th 
and we will post the names on this, our blog, that day.
We will ship the "Queen" and the "Bird" to the winners!

This is our way of expressing our heartfelt appreciation 
for your support, encouragement and friendship 
this past year.  Blessings, Daryle and Katie 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Rusty Doll Buggy Wheels... a Love Story!

About a year ago, Katie and I came across a set 
of four rusty, old rubber doll buggy wheels at the 
Farmer's Flea Market over in New Castle, Delaware.  
For me, it was clearly a case of "love at first sight."  
The four 7 inch buggy tires have been sitting silently, 
though quite visibly, on a shelf in our work area... waiting.  
This past Saturday, we found ourselves 
poking around the Farmer's Flea Market again.  
And there, just waiting to be snatched up... 
was this wonderfully worn, old wooden planer!  
(the vendor was asking $5... but with a wink, took $3)
This story is to be continued... Sigh!