Sunday, January 26, 2014


I THOUGHT I would "recycle" a couple of dolls for this show & save some time. Valentina was the undressed doll of the pattern for Steampunk article in SD&A. Used a crushed velvet pink jacket to make her outfit, with wired ribbon (wire removed) for her undershirt & trim on the jacket. The fun part here was that she was already mounted permanently to the base..SO had to sew pants onto her body by hand. Boots were black, so painted them to match. Decided I would sorta base her on the Hunger Games movie stuff, so made her an arrow with a heart for the point and flattened out wire for the bow. Rose has been sitting on a shelf for several years. I was experimenting with doing the lycra overlay, painting with gesso, inset glass eyes. Interesting but never quite what I wanted, so decided to work on her at a later date...which was this week. I had given her a pompadour hair do. No matter how much I messed with it, it just didn't look right. Cut it off, and replaced with a little curly wig, and that was it...along with a little hat. ta da! Rose holds a fancy scepter,(knitting needle) embellished with wire & roses, which she uses to cast a spell on young lovers...or something.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Do to the great response in October All Good Things Gallery is sponsoring a Steampunk Valentine Show for next month. So here we go again! So Far I have Lover Boy, two Steampunk Cupids, and a couple of Valentines featuring Johnny Depp as the center of attention. Just could not resist, as I think he has such a gorgeous face. The one on the left has "Dream Lover" on it and hidden in the netting under the heart on the other is "Throb".(Get it?Heart Throb?) Still have a couple of more to do, but these make a good start!