Monday, March 31, 2014


Hi All,
I've started back to work full time, so I won't have much to post until October, so I apologize in advance.

After taking a class with Laurie Mica (website here), I got inspired to make another mosaic with a Halloween theme:

It took several weeks to finish, but I finished it.

The whole plaque is 9"x12", so most of the tiles are about 2" to 4".

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Hi All,
Well, I finished the witch doll. I call it "Halloween Puppet Show".

She's 22 inches tall and 13 inches wide. The witch is all cloth, while the little puppets are sculpted of paper clay. I hand painted the "backdrop" on her skirt with acrylic paint, which is made of a heavy cotton. The hip drape is made of antique burgundy velvet, lined in orange dupione silk. There's antique lace on her sleeves and I used a crochet doily for her collar. The bodice and sleeves is black velour.

Her face is of doe-suede fabric and needle-sculpted.I fashioned the mop cap out of dotted lace fabric while trimmed in vintage-looking lace.

If you look hard, you'll notice the little black bat on the bow at the bottom of her bodice, while a spider charm is hanging at the top of the skirt.