Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pregnant Catrina

A customer had commissioned a special Candlestick Catrina: she wanted a pregnant Catrina.

Yes, not only is she pregnant, but she is also smoking a cigarette. This woman collects pregnant Catrina's (I have never seen a pregnant one before), and had seen a Candlestick Catrina I made, dressed in the leopard print & smoking a cigarette, and asked for one just like it -- only pregnant. I double checked with her about the cigarette, and that's what she wanted!

BTW - Notice the cool cameo on her chest -- it's a silhouette of a "dead" woman. My buddy, Annie from Colorado gave that to me.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A witch becomes a pirate

Okay, so I started out sculpting another witch head. While I was sculpting, one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies was on the TV in the other room. (Really, I like those movies, but doesn't it seem like they show them almost every weekend??) Well, somehow the witch became a pirate while listening to the movie in the background.

I've never made a pirate before, but I guess pirates are like witches -- you can't really sculpt a "bad" one - the uglier it is, the better!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Catrina Day of the Dead Candlestick

I've been making these Catrina Candlestick dolls for a year. Gypsy Pamela sells them for me at fabric & doll conventions. They're made of fabric (not sculpted of clay).

I start by making the torso, head, & arms. The torso is glued to the top of a candlestick. 

I finish the head & hands before I assemble the body.

The torso gets dressed, and the arms get sleeves. Then, the arms are stitched to the torso.

The head is attached last.

My favorite part is making Catrina's hat.

A fringe skirt is added, with some beaded skull dangles.

One more accessory, and Catrina is done. --What can I say? I love feather boas!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Here are some new "Sox-a-Doodle" dolls I've been making. I've probably made over a hundred of these guys over the past few years. My friend, Gypsy Pamela (of "Treasures of the Gypsy") sells them for me in her fabric booth. She'll be in Austin TX, July 29 to 31 for the ADAA doll confererence.

These sox monsters are made from the very colorful soxs from Solmate Socks, made in Vermont. The idea of the monsters came from the book, "Stupid Sock Creatures" by John Murphy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Here are some more Witch Heads I just finished. They will go onto Etsy for sale (as soon as I can get an Etsy account set up!!)

Have Fun!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Witch Busts

I've made some Witch Busts for a class at China Phoenix Stamp Store (here in Abq). It's a 2-day class Oct 1 & 2.

Friday, July 1, 2011

My new blog

Welcome to my first blog.