my puppets

I TAKE ORDERS

The projects I display on my blog are not for sale but if you are interested to purchase story characters or bunnies, teddies as hand puppets email ME.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

snow white puppet doll









Snow white was born from recycled fabric scraps of one beautiful silk dress of mine.


Friday, May 28, 2010

my matryoshka dolls










Paper clay dols painting in acrylics and gold leaf.
No matter how much I love doing this the miniature doll making is not for me. Way too tiny for my eyes and arthritic hands.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

paper clay work




My doll's arm cracked and went loose so i had to detach it and make a new arm.From the rest of the paper clay I tried to shape some matrioshka dolls but they are uneven, poor things.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

clay doll preliminaries


I received a gift of paper clay from Abi Monroe and I am now very intimidated by the process of making the doll head, facial features and everything for my project pumpkin doll.I am now in the phase of collecting data, researching  my subject and taking pictures of my ideas for this project.Here are a few links I already visited and enjoyed.

http://www.ellenharris.com/howtomakedolls.html


http://claudineroelens.homestead.com/tutorialflowerfairy.html

http://www.lewisgoldsteinartanddesign.com/DollTutorialFS.htm

http://www.dolldesigns.com/tips.html

As this is my first time using paper clay I created the armature from aluminium foil and added to a mini pumpkin I had around the house.



The challenge now is not dressing up the pumpkin but creating the girl/doll face.I am really intimidated by sculpting.

Iron on transfer doll face

This is my first doll face for iron on transfer and is available for purchase.To read about iron on transfers go this webpage http://www.wikihow.com/Make-and-Use-Iron-on-Transfers

To buy this doll face send me an email.

Friday, May 21, 2010

painting dolls face on fabric

These are a couple of doll faces painting with markers, ink pen and oil pastel, a demo that I was asked to do and you can watch it on Youtube.Not very good video as I used one hand for the drawing, one for the camera and the light was not good either.


And here  trying to look like Snow white



and Little Red Riding Hood.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mirror, mirror on the wall



 

Yes, it's the queen from Snow white story.Just put together a few elements for the villain's puppet.I will also have to create Snow white but the real chalenge will be the 7, yes,7  dwarfs. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

art prints GIVEAWAY


Please feel free to participate in my first giveaway of my best fruit artwork.Take the banner, place it on your site and read more about it at ART STEPPING STONES

There will be two winners so your chances are greater.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Meet Frida


This doll puppet was fun to make from fabric scraps of a summer dress.I use the left overs scraps from my dresses so every doll dress is new.Her face is painted with markers, ink pen and oil pastel.Almost 3 hours of work.

new puppet, Linda


a quick puppet for summer fun.Less than 2 hours of work;hand sewn.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rosa, a Spanish girl puppet


Her name is Rosa and she is made of new fabric scrap from a beautiful dress I used  to wear in hot summers.She is a puppet and a Spanish girl helping me to teach Spanish to small children.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My selling blog

Happy to announce that now I can sell my art from my new blog My joy of colors


Follow me there for my affordable original oil pastels or color pencils pieces.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The three little pigs puppets video



Bed time or party time, birthday present or kids party show this story played by fingers is great for small children.You can order your little pigs and bad wolf anytime.For order, price and shipping info email ME.

Friday, May 7, 2010

the three little pigs puppets







The three little pigs and the wolf hand/finger puppets is ready for the show.If you like them you can order your set with or without clothes for the piglets.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

the wolf is here

Yes, you heard right.The big bad wolf project is a success.

Only the photos cannot show the play of the fingers inside the puppet.Let's see.











Now I have one little pig and the wolf. Well the story goes that the wolf actually ate the two litle brothers who did not have brick houses :))
Just kidding, I will probably make the two little pigs these days.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

wolf pattern and more







Yesterday I was able to assemble the head of my flamenco dancer Lolita; you can see her from profile on both sides.
Today I finally am proud to brag about my new pattern for the big bad wolf.Both jaws are mobile. You can insert fingers in the upper and lower jaw, also two fingers to animate the ears.
These are just cut pieces awaiting assembling.I may put my pattern on paper and make it available for purchase.I still have to design and find appropiate material for the fangs.It will be a scary wolf...OMG!