Saturday, October 22, 2016

Giving Me a Little Lip!

So... these "Messengers of Hope" finally have a little lower lip!
(Actually... not such "little" lower lips!)

And their birdcage bodies are just about complete...
The wings need some walnut stain and a soft sanding!

Each of these guys will have a rusty metal heart hanging inside 
his birdcage; visible through the wire bars.

I also added heavy eyelids so give them a little empathy...
Next... the heads need a base-coat with raw umber or soft black.

Their hats are made from hand-dyed wool felt that we found
in Lancaster County last summer... stamped with some of Katie's
favorite rubber stamp images (mine too!)

Thank you for stopping by... enjoy the remains of the day!


  1. These fellows are incredible, Daryle. I love seeing them develop.

    1. Thanks Jan... I am enjoying the process; it's been a while since I've had even an inkling to dabble with a doll.

  2. How could I not have a good day when it starts by looking at these three messengers! They're wonderful!

    1. They greet me every morning, when I step into our workroom/studio... Thank you Penny!

  3. They are amazing little men Daryle! Love everything about them and their wee hats are a wonderful touch! Their faces are beautifully serene....great job!
    I haven't been around for a while and it's so lovely to see what you've been up to. Well done! :)