Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wedding Cake Topper

A great friend and artist Nikki Leeper, commissioned me to do her wedding cake toppers!  I've always wanted to make one (or a bunch) of these.  Feel free to send all your engaged to me.

Next time I'll make the base smaller...


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jewelry Shop Mural

 My new gallery neighbor, Flora J Design, liked what I had done with my own studio door.  She asked if I would consider doing a mural on her outside wall, based on her hand crafted jewelry.  Of course!

Here are the necklaces I chose as reference and inspiration for the design.  If you are interested in Flora J. Design here is a link to her artist's profile.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mind Fairy

 This week's Illustration Friday's word prompt was "mind."

When I've got no ideas, then I take selfies until I'm inspired...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Songbird Fairy


First of all a big thank you goes out to my adorable photography assistant. 

 But anyway... Here is the unpainted face sculpt.  I normally get swept up in the excitement of sculpting the face and leave the hands and feet till last, but this time I left the face 'til last. 

I think my hand and feet sculpts benefited from the deliberate attention.

I learned to draw figures from the inside out, starting with gesture lines- then skeleton- then bulk it up with muscle and fat.  I use this same method for my puppets.  It makes for a dramatic form.

Very proud of these :)

 But what is a caged drag-queen-song-bird without some impractical wings and feathers?
Work it, madam! 

 Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017




As things typically go, I was just getting her situated for the first photo-shoot when I dropped her and broke her nose.  After painting, baking again is a no-no-no, so I had to get creative.  I had plaster of paris for mending the wall, so I mixed up some of that.  It's like sculpting with quick-drying toothpaste.  It still worked, though!

And finally got her in the shot and I'm obviously pretty pumped about it!

A little bunny's cage was in the way, so she got to be part of the process!  :)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Albino Boy

Albino Boy is very used to being different.  Imagine his amazement to find another wee soul, while strolling in the weeds, that shares such a resemblance to himself. 

They've become fast friends.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fable Fairy

Dusty old libraries everywhere are visited regularly by the Fable Fairies.  Their lingering bodies leave behind a very distinctive, magical smell which ignorant folk will attribute to must. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Moon Bird

Here is a little ink drawing I did for Illustration Friday this week, but I kind of lost track of the theme in the process.  That is the great thing about personal projects.   It doesn't really matter!  :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Caged Leaf Fairy

Green finch, and linnet bird,
Nightingale, blackbird,
How is it you sing?
How can you jubilate
sitting in cages
never taking wing?
Outside the sky waits
Just beyond the bars...
How can you remain
staring at the rain
maddened by the stars?
How is it you sing
Stephen Sondheim

Taking Wing: 
The Leaf Fairy's wings are made out of thin wire, protruding from the sculpt.

I cover them with tracing paper, wetted in an acrylic wash, and lots of Elmer's glue.
Check out that luminescence!  

Too bad she's stuck in this cage.