Friday, August 21, 2015

Kiss the frog they said........

Happy Friday peoples!!! School has started back and that means some kind of normal route has returned. Notice I said "some kind" Bahahaha!! I'm still trying to figure out how to balance working and keeping at my art but adding "some" normal route can only help to balance it all out, ri iight??

My muse has been so busy whispering to me about new ooaks she wants me to get started on. I thought that we had decided on beginning a new Santa. Apparently, I was sooo wrong. I didn't know that I was suppose to change directions until I was writing to a friend (waving at Johanna....hope you're feeling better) and telling her about the vintage carousel horse I was planning on using for the Santa piece. Once I posted a picture of the horse, my muse saw something else and immediately started pestering me. Hate when that happens. Don't you? Ummmm, your muse does do that to you too, yes?

 Beautiful horse isn't it? I can't wait to start on the Santa that will be riding it. However, like I said, it seems I'm going to be using the little blue jar that has the word "KISSES" on the front and starting another ooaks (one of a kind sculpt) before I get to start on Santa.

Y'all know I love to write stories or poems to go with my ooaks. All of my characters have a story behind them. My imagination really lets their story or poem bring them to life and I feel as though I need to share it as well as the piece itself. I'm also starting a new way to do my COA (certificate of authenticity) when someone adopts one of my characters. I'm going to put their story/poem in a little handmade book. Like getting two pieces of art with one. Here's the poem that is going to go with the little KISSES jar.

What's all that noise?
That noise, that noise

It's coming from town square
It's floating in the air

Don't they know there's something amiss?
Oh no, they're in perfect bliss

Witches are a missing
Makes me feel like hexing and hissing

I'm going down to see
Then hopefully the noise will let me be

Not mention
I need to find those witches
To many town folks are superstitious

What's that I see?
A booth set up for KISSES?
Hmm, this could be rather delicious

To find a prince you kiss the frog
SMACK...I think I just discovered
the witches epilogue

To kiss the frog
Not a prince to be
but rather a change to HIS identity

Soooo, can you picture where this ooaks might be headed? I've already started on it by getting the armature made for the witch. Her body is wire wrapped in white floral tape. I just had to "fill in" some important areas so that when I wrap it in yarn they will pop out. HEHE  Such a shame that I can't take away some areas from my own body so easily. Muahahaha!!! 

I'll be posting some WIP pics as I work on this piece so follow along. If you have any questions please feel free to ask away. I'm an artist that loves to share with other fellow artist about the way I do things. We can learn so much from each other. Sharing is a very good thing!!!!

Until next time,

P.S.  Johanna....sending healing thoughts my sweet friend. Get better SOON!!!!


  1. It's been a LONG time since I visited your blog and it was nice to see some of the things you are making and some of your WIPs.

    I am a HUGE collector of rocking horses, so of course, my mind went there when I saw the horse. Of course, a carousel horse will be lovely, too.

    I laughed at your comment about taking off areas of the body. Wish it were that easy, too!

    I look forward to seeing the latest completed witch and of course, the Santa on the horse.

  2. Hey how are you? Just blogging and thought I would stop in and say hi.

  3. Thank you, that was just an awesome post!!!