Thursday, January 27, 2011

the circus is moving out....

yesterday i posted some work in progress shots of cora, the transparent woman & connor, the strongman-the stars of my piece " the strongest muscle" which will be part of the group show "be still my anatomical heart" at mariposa gallery in albuquerque.
well, cora & connor are finished and the fantastical sideshow they are a part of will depart new orleans for new mexico this afternoon!

here are some images of the finished piece:





i was very pleased with how it turned out, and i have so many more ideas for boxes and other larger pieces now. my next big piece will be for the ART DOLLS ONLY first quarter challenge: STEAMPUNK.

funny, how i started out working small, because, well, that's what i'm comfortable with thanks to all those years beading.  but now i am making larger and larger pieces! i am enjoying working larger because i can get more detail into each piece. which means more time on each one. but it also means they are more fun to make!
i have also found a way to apply the same painting technique i use on canvas and wood to the dolls and i am much happier with it than i was even with the crackle and aged look i was giving them.
well, i guess i better get my lovebirds packed up and ready to roll...

amber
xoxoxo

6 comments:

Knickertwist said...

Ooooh, they are so lovely! But I am especially smitten with the muscley fellow :)

Amber Leilani said...

i'm kinda smitten with him too...

TheBlakkDuchess said...

These two & just wonderful! I adore them! And the box is really neat too! I'm glad you've been trying out new things! It's always so fun to try something new only to find that you love it! =D
Have a wonderful & magical weekend, and I can't WAIT to see your steampunk! I <3 steampunk! =D

Amber Leilani said...

i have big plans for some steampunk pieces...i have just recently discovered this style
(and was delighted to find there was more to it that watch parts) hee hee! i've been working on some new pieces that have a bit of different look and i think they will incorporate into the line well...we'll see!

Ayala Art said...

I love them! They are wonderful !

Flo said...

Amber,
these pieces are amazing ! The texture, the colors, the expression of their faces, all goes so perfectly together. So much whimsy !