Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lil Mammy Lily~OOAK Mammy Art doll~SOLD

Lily was coffee stained and painted again with a wash of acrylic paints.  She has sheeps wool for hair, painted eyes with eyelids and primitive looking hoop earrings. The pictures don’t do it justice.  She holds a small basket of laundry.   This gal has individual wired fingers and sculpted toes.  I painted her fingernails and toenails to add to more details. Her arms are slightly bent so that she can hold her basket.   

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Puss N Boots Art Doll~OOAK~SOLD

Our group of doll artists in Maida Doll group challenged ourselves to make a storybook doll to send to Prims Magazine last Spring.  I made this doll “Puss N Boots” and he was featured in the Autumn issue of Prims Magazine!

He has now returned home after his long journey and ready to be displayed in someone else’s home.  :o)   

This is a One of a Kind Cat with a pattern that I designed.  He will come to you signed and dated.  He was made of muslin fabric, painted with acrylic paints and stained to give him a primitive look.  His tail has a wire that was inserted in the making process, allowing him to stand alone.  He wears a black hat and painted boots and cape. These were sanded down a bit to give it some age.   I added a watch wristband for his buckle and made him a small sack to put his rabbit in.  ;o)

He measures 13 inches tall.  :o)  

Abstract Painting "Blues"

Just listed this on ebay.  Painted on a 9 x 12 inch canvas.  It is titled "Blues"  Love painting this and will definitely make more.  :o)  If you'd like to purchase this item, you can click on "Items for sale on Ebay" in the top right corner of this page and it will take you to the auction.  :o)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Primitive Hippy Art Doll~One of a Kind~SOLD

This doll is a signed and dated, original design.   She is a one of a kind doll and was handmade using best quality fabrics.  She was made of muslin fabric, coffee stained to give her an aged look and painted with acrylic paints.  She has long, individual wired fingers with fingernails...sculpted toes with toenails and facial features that were carefully sculptured.  Her right arm is bent so that she can do her peace sign. She could also sign “I love you” if you know American Sign Language. :o)   Her skirt was made with orange tie-dyed cotton fabric and placed as a hip hugger style so that you could still see her belly button.  She is also braless so you can see the nipples through her see through top.  :o)  Her hair looks like dreadlocks which was securely sewed to her head. I added a vintage peace symbol and a few other charms to her bracelet.  Her vest has fringes and a decorative waist tie to keep the vest in place.  I also added earrings to match.   This doll measures 28 inches tall. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Roaring 20's Mixed media portrait.

For Sale:

This is a signed and dated mixed media painting of a woman in the 20's. It is titled "Irene." Painted on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas and ready to display in an easal, set in a frame or hang on a wall as is. The sides are also painted so it displays nicely as is on your wall. Lots of paper piecing around the edges of newspaper clippings representing the 20's. Pieces of paper representing masking tape as the artist would be painting a portrait. I added small images of the painting along the upper edges hanging on a string as if the artist was using those as a reference while painting. The paper pieces also show throughout the painting. Lots of attention to detail in this mixed media portrait which was done in acrylics.

Please note that the easal is not included in this listing. I use it for photo purposes.

If you'd like to purchase this item, please click on "My Etsy Store" in the top right corner of this page.

Ships within the US only.

$125 Plus $7.00 shipping priority mail.

Mixed Media angel Painting on Wooden Plate

For Sale:

This is a signed and dated mixed media painting of an Angel titled "Guardian". Painted on a 15 inch diameter wooden plate. The plate itself represents the halo. Ready to display in an easal of your choice. Please note that the easal in the picture is not included in the listing. I is used for photo purposes only. Lots of paper piecing thoughout showing through the painted image. Crackling was used around the edges, then sanded down just a bit to give it that ole time look. Lots of attention to detail in this mixed media portrait which was done in acrylics.

If you would like to purchase this item, please click on "My Etsy Store" in the top right of this page.

Ships within the US only.

$130.00 plus $10.00 shipping priority mail.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Renaissance Angel mixed media painting

While on vacation, I missed using a sewing machine to make artdolls, but there was plenty of paint around so I decided to show you my work in progress on a wooden plate. Love the way she looks so far.....hope I don't mess it up with the skin color. :o)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Black Mammy Art Doll Completed~Sold

Love the way she turned out. What a difference the dress can make. She is complete with rusty scissors, tape measure around her neck and a house quilt that she started but never finished. This gal has white, grayish sheeps wool hair and acrylic eyes. Lots of attention to detail in this One of a Kind Art doll. :o) She will be living in NJ

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mammy Art Doll WIP 2

She's coming along just the way I'd like her to look. Just have the dress and quilt left to do. Think I'll meet my deadline. :o) Should be done by tomorrow evening.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mammy art doll work in progress

Working on a special order for a special customer. Hope I can meet the deadline! This will be an elderly mammy with grayish white hair. Anxious to get her coffee stained and painted. Hope to do that this week. :o)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Izannah Walker Style Doll~OOAK~SOLD

”Ella Mae” an Izannah Walker inspired doll. The pattern I used was designed by Dixie Redmond. Just set this little gal on a chair of her own, shelf or along with your other favorite dolls and she will be a delight to all who see her. :o) Ella Mae is a one of a kind doll made of muslin fabric with hand sculpted paper clay head and shoulder plate. The head was covered with stockinet fabric, then painted in acrylics. She was washed down with a staining mixture to give her just the right patina and aged look. The face, arms, legs and boots were painted with acrylic paints. Ringlets were also painted to the sides of her face and back of head. Ella Mae has applied thumbs and applied coiled ears just like Izannah Walker did with her dolls. Ella Mae measures 16 inches tall. She wears a removable clothing of chemise, pantaloons, petticoat and dress. The dress is a pink floral cotton print on black background. Her pantaloons have some trimming at the bottom of the legs as well as the top of her chemise which is still visible with Ella Mae having her dress on. Lots of time and detail went into this Izannah Walker inspiration doll.

Mixed Media Painting Completed

Completed my mixed media painting of my daughter-in-law. Love the way it turned out. Will definitely have to paint some more portraits. :o)

Mammy Art Doll and her quilt~Sold

Art Doll Mammy Mary Ellen. She was made of muslin fabric and measures 32 inches tall. She was coffee stained to give her a primitive look. She has brown acrylic eyes with sculpted facial features.

Quilting Mammy Art Doll~Sold

Art doll Mammy Kate was made of muslin fabric and coffee stained to give her a primitive look. She measures 32 inches tall and has brown acrylic eyes. She wears coffee stained bandanna and apron to match. Her quilt was distressed to give it an aged look. Scissors and tape measure were also given the look of age.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Primitive Black Mammy Art Doll~OOAK~Sold

Just finished a beautiful, one of a kind, mammy doll. She is now listed in my etsy shop and ready to find a new home. Simply click on Etsy to the right of this page and it'll take you to see more of her pictures and descriptions. She is a 32 inch cloth doll with lots of attention to detail. :o)