Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lots of Little Open Books

I just finished a batch of open books. Always takes soooooo long to finish photographing.. I have them available for sale on my web page under the "available" section. Or here is a quick link:

This is a graphic from an old book of miracles. but to me it looks like the end of the world:-)

aberdeen bestiary

Medieval Illuminated book of animals

meteors or shooting stars shown in medieval times. I think the three suns drawing was actually something called a "sun dog" or maybe it was UFO. hehehe!!

Alice in Wonderland Mad hatter Tea Party

Adam and Eve being thrown out of the garden of Eden.

Illuminated Medieval book

Book I made for Patty... one of the winners of my book shop naming contest.. "It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open. "

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Versailles View and more Butterflies

I was able to finish Marie Antoinette’s window this weekend. I am really happy with how it turned out. This bespaq room box usually has a back on it behind the cove. But I took it off and created a window with a view of The Versailles gardens and palace. I really opened it up. It really is a pretty small room so I think this made it more grand looking. I have seen a couple of Michael Puff’s room boxes with this type of faux window in the back in person. I was just amazed by them!! so I decided to try it.

I will be adding a few gold leaf and brass accents to the front of the box, but otherwise I am pretty much finished..

Wood floor finished from a kit.. I have a beautiful rug that looks great in here but now I can't bare to cover the floor up. Hehe!!

A few photos of more butterfly themed items I have special order made recently.

Monday, March 14, 2011

quick photos of Marie Antoinette, Wednesday Addams and little Rose

I admire the doll artists so much. I would love to be able to sculpt a face. I have tried a few times:-)

My lovely Marie Antoinette sculpted by Sylvia Mobley .

She is porcelain and so very dainty.. I always forget how tiny her dolls and animals are until I see them. She was painted, wigged and dressed by Todd Kurger I tried to show all the detail she has. Hope some of it comes through in the photos..

Todd told me he used silk taffeta and antique lace on the dress..

Todd finished her stocking and shoes even though they are under her dress and can't be seen unless I lift her dress.. I just LOVE... that..

This is the start of my Wednesday Addams doll buy Soraya Merino .. I already am so loving her face..

.. Little Rose by Pat Benedict . I have had her for a few years and had planned to put her in a haunted house I wanted. But I think that is going to be too big of a project for the near future. So I have decided to maybe make her Wednesday’s little sister. I know Wednesday did not have a sister.. As far as I know?? I never really watched the TV series.. I know it is shameful of me.. Heheh.. Maybe someone out there in Blog land can enlighten me. I am trying to watch them on Hulu.. But I just love Christina Ricci’s character on the movies.. I think she will be going in a crib I have. She is surrounded by a few spooky items I have been collecting for the haunted house and will probably now go in Wednesday’s Room box.