Thursday, December 31, 2015

Forlorn... Gets a Face! (sort of)

I spent a few hours at my worktable this morning...
(alongside Katie, who has been working on
some delightful watercolor cards!)
"Forlorn" finally has a top coat on his head, hands,
upper body and legs... Now the real fun begins!

I'm thinking: vintage music on his wings with an
application of gilded mica fragments to give them a little "pop!"
Perhaps I will cover his arms and chest with decorative
tissue papers applied with white glue?

Still haven't decided on whether or not he will have "hair"... painted.
And should he be wearing a vintage funnel, the over-sized folded 
paper hat, or this vintage button and rusty wire wreath?

His eyes will tell his story! (charcoal pencil is a must...)
Ringing in the New... Daryle

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

On the Eve of the Eve... Give-Away!

On this eve of New Year's Eve, as 2015 comes to a close...
our final give-away for the year:

A wee, 6" high grunge-board house, a 3" vintage bisque doll,
a small tin funnel, an old clock-face rubber stamp,
a doll face mold  (I just could never get myself to use a mold!)
a box full of fun "stuff" and some decorative clips.

"Forget me not..." 
(Doesn't that say-it-all... as our year comes to a close!)

We will pick the winner in a few days... by the "luck of the draw!"
Just leave a little note or greeting on this post!

December Blessings to all... Daryle & Katie

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Not in MY Late December Garden?

This has certainly been an atypical Christmas weekend
for us here in South Jersey, with temps in the lower 70's.
Several of my "Knock-Out" rose bushes remain in full bloom!

This is our neighbor Barbara's long-stem yellow rose...
just exquisite in color and shape!

And even my Lenten Rose has been fooled into
believing that spring is just around the corner!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Forlorn... the fledgling angel?

I'm partial to "raw umber" as my color of choice
when it comes to base-coating a doll.
It adds a warmth and richness to the look.

This fledgling angel has such a forlorn expression...
Does he carry the cares of the world 
on his shoulders or perhaps tucked away in his heart?

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Art Doll Quarterly Challenge: Dr. Seuss Character

This past Friday, I was inspired...
picking up my most recent copy of Art Doll Quarterly
noticing the up-coming challenge was a
Dr. Seuss Character Doll...

Well... with only nine days before the deadline for submission
my "strange bird" is off tomorrow in the mail!

He is based upon the book: "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Here are the stanzas that inspired my character doll:

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.

So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
~ Dr. Seuss

I just put together this "sneak peek" video
which captures the process (and madness!)
Enjoy! Daryle

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Yay!!! And the Three Winners Are...

Each one of the "Troublesome Trio" 
has found a new home!

"Fallen Angel" (that little devil...) will be living with Jan Conwell
(Jan Conwell Dolls)

"All in Good Funnel" (such a silly boy...) will make his new home
with Darlene Pringle (A Dancing Mango)

"Cone Head" (he never seems to get the point...) will travel to
be with Anne Stevenson

Congratulations to all...  
Jan, Darlene, and Anne... please e-mail  a postal delivery address
to me, using the link on the right side-bar!

Warmest Wishes & Blessings... Daryle