Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Season,Old WIPS!

The magic of this Autumn season has evoked the creative spirit within...
My studio is alive with with a magic energy once again.
Upon a shelf in my little yellow studio, has been home to several WIP's..... I started the creation of these little guys back in the spring. Geez, and there they have sat and sat. Not by choice at first. More so, by the events in my life, leaving no time for creativity. However, as my time began to free up, I had lost interest in the old and started with new, neglecting those poor little spirits upon the shelf.
I have been locked away in my studio the past few days, deep in my own magical world. Snuggled up with flannel jamma bottoms, over sized sweatshirt and cozy,wozy,fuzzy slippers. The open window allows the cool, crisp Autumn air to flow through my studio bringing a sprinkle of magic with it. One of the MANY lovely gifts this season brings. As I was waiting for some clay to dry on a piece that I am currently working on.. I glanced up at the shelf and with that very glance, I was overwhelmed with new inspiration for the little lost ones just sitting there looking back at me. They have made their way down to my table, each one of them shouting out ideas at me :) Isn't it an amazing what a new season can bring...

First, I will give you a little insight of what I have been working on the past few days...
I joined this great swap hosted by the wonderful Zan Asha. I just recently met Zan and I am simply amazed at her talent and energy! You can visit this amazing and very interesting gal at this link http://wildatheartart.blogspot.com/
Zan hooked me up with a swap partner. I don't think I can share her name at this point, but I can tell you that she is a truly talented and gifted doll artist. I know without a doubt I will love what she creates for me and I will be honored to have such a gift to display in my home.
I can only hope that this talented gal will be just as pleased with the creation I will have for her.

Okay, so I had to blur the pic up a bit.. as this is a big secret!!! I think, you might think, you know what it is going to be . But, do you really? Bawhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Remember Bug and his pal the Turtle? He made his way back to the table to be doted on with new inspiration.

Next up is my punkin' carvin' goth girl...(Say that three times as fast as you can).

Ohhh, and this one is very special! This is for my mom for Christmas. I have used several clays and will be carving in his eyes. I am aiming for old, prim with a hint of elegance.

There is an interesting meaning with these old buttons that adorn the base and will be carried up through the Santa's hat.
Back in the 70's my parents and us kids, went to old ghosts towns out here in the west. These old desert towns had nothing standing, just dirt, old wood here and there and very old iron gated graveyards dating back to the mid 1800's.
These buttons were gathered by us over a ten year span. You see, each time it rained old remnants of the past would raise to the top of the soil. It was a magical treasure hunt. We would find old buttons, clay and glass marbles and china dolls. Since this particular town was a railroad town and many Chinese worker, worked on the railroad. this is where they called home. We would find opium bottles( Sometimes full with the cork in it) and Chinese checkers and coins. We had boxes of these finds from the past and I thought it would be a real special way to give these old treasures new life.

This is Jack dancing over the moon. Jack is a Peddler of all things Halloween. He will be for my private collection, to be displayed on our Halloween buffet table.

I am thankful everyday for being given the gift of the seasons and cherish the spark of emotions it evokes within.


Doran & Jody said...

You go girl!! Wish I had a talent.

Sonia ;) said...

Dianie......Girl I have missed you. Im so excited to have u back...Wow...my wips are grade school next to yours. Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing work....I adore your work. These are going to be awesome. You inspire me to create a story and then make the doll...hhhmmmmmm


ODD imagination said...

Wow - each and every wip has so much character! I can't wait until you show us the "finished" creation!
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