Wednesday, October 26, 2011

closer every day...

it's getting close...


i have no idea what we're doing this year, but i bet it will be awesome!

♥amber♥

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

dia de los muertos dolls...

hello, monday.
please be nice to me today....
actually today is my friday! i have the next three days off {after today} and i am hoping to get a lot, a lot, a lot done.
wish me luck!

i just finished two pieces for the dia de los muertos art and music fiesta in shreveport:


this victorian lady turned out almost like i had planned her...but not completely.
i did find out that i don't really like working with the wool roving for hair!
it's always fun to experiment, but sometimes you find out that what you've been doing
is what you love....



this piece is for the community ofrenda and is in honor of my mother {her picture is on the front of the doll}.
she passed away when i was 8 and i've always wanted to make a piece for her.
the flower part is supposed to represent the chrysanthemum's { i think that's what they were} that my grandparents used to grow -- which remind me of them and of my mother, their daughter.
i was very pleased with how this one turned out.

so much is going on here - the weather is so beautiful and fall-ish and i am finding it hard to sit in my studio and work. but i am. sort of.

i have new dia de los muertos ornaments going to mariposa in a week or so and i'm working on some new pieces for the shoppe.

i'm working on being a better blogger...and i want to thank everyone who made the move with me over here! you all rock!!

anyway...off to the day job!!

♥amber♥

Sunday, October 16, 2011

stargazers, fish girls, and dreamers--oh my!!

happy sunday everybody!
sorry i've been away for so long...i've been burning the candle at both ends and it finally caught up with me...i've been feeling pretty craptastic these last few days, but i've had to suck it up and work, work, work anyway.
here's some pics of just a few things i just finished...

hester has dreamed of running away with the circus since she was a little girl...

hester is available in my ETSY shoppe

this is my favorite part of this doll! i wish everything i did turned out this well....

lila the fish girl...

available at Ragin' Daisy here in NOLA...
(and yes, to answer your question, kalaya, i did indeed cut out and put all of those "scales" on one at a time)

lorena the stargazer....

also available at Ragin' Daisy

she sees our future in the stars...

i've also been playing around with making some more ornaments:




these will also be at Ragin' Daisy this week....
so, i guess that's about it for now. sorry to overload you...there's just so much to tell you about!

well, i need to finish up a few things ( including getting my own hair in order) before mah boo comes in from germany tonight...

toodles!

♥amber♥

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

so behind, i'm catching up with myself...

lawdy! is it really almost the middle of october!?!
i can't believe how fast time flies these days....and october always seems to just rush by.
i guess things just start to speed up when the weather cools off a bit.
and of course, we arty types start to panic about having enough work for the holidays; there always seems to be a show to get ready for; etc, etc...

i've got a bunch of stuff in various stages of completeness - most of it for retail shops, my ETSY shoppe, and the dia de los muertos show in shreveport on the 29th.
but, i just had to take last night off...i couldn't do it. i could not work.
i watched a little tv and i read a bit.
then i fell asleep.

my friend, rita recommended this book to me:


i've really been enjoying it so far. i have a ton of tattooed lady dolls planned, but of course!

i also finally finished 2 hoochie coochie girls and listed them in my shoppe:


this is ginger anne

and this is rosie-red.

they'd love to retire from life on the road! won't someone help them...they really could use a good home!

like i said, mostly working on some dia de los muertos pieces, so i'll be posting them very soon.

i just ordered a light box and hopefully on my day off this week, i'll get to give it a whirl. if it works out, i'll post the link for anyone who's interested - because the price of this thing was absurd compared to all the stuff that came with it ( 2 lights, a tripod, and 4 backgrounds)...

well, off to mah day job!

toodles!


♥amber♥