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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last of this year...

Here are some more of my Ornies that I created this year for the holiday shows.  These were sculpted out of polymer clays over a wooden ball or egg depending on the shape I wanted.  I then added some sort of dangly item to give some more interest..

Of course the goblins were rather offended by my wanting to bling them out like this.  So undignified for them they said.  Too bad, it's the holidays.

I have been having fun with the goblins this year and hope to continue with them as an on going character for me.  This upcoming year I  am hoping to branch out into other creatures  though.  So many possibilities out there.  Not to mention ones you can just make up.  But,  myth and legend are a great resource for ideas.  I like the idea of creating hybrids of several different creatures.

My version of the goblin is not the traditional one anyway.  I think they are given a bad rap.  They are not all bad.  Just mischievous and love to have fun tricking humans.  Most of mine are of that persuasion.  My story I am working on depicts goblins in a more positive way for the most part.

So, the goblins and I wish you a very happy new year.  I hope it is better than this one we are leaving behind and that you find many wonderful things ahead.  Keep thinking those positive thoughts and keep hope in your heart.  It is that irrational positivity that can make miracles happen.  Straight from the goblins mouth.  See you next year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Better late than never....

Cat gooblin commission front view.

Cat goblin commission rear view.   See his surprise for the bad puppy?

This is Zookie the sock stealer.

Well, this has proven to be a busy season even though I swore I would relax.  I have finally gotten some pics of two newer goblins off my partners camera.  These two fellas were debuted at the annual show and sale of the River City Doll Makers.  I belong to this local doll making guild.  The firs one at the bottom is Zookie the Sock Stealer.  The second one is a commission piece for a mean cat goblin.  They are both OOAK made out of polymer clays and other bits, with glass eyes.

I am in the midst of creating three new pieces that are gifts for some artist friends.  We are having a handmade art Christmas exchange this year.  I hope to post those after the 4th of January when our gift exchange is taking place.  Don't want to spoil the surprise.  

Also, in the new year I will be launching a new blog dedicated to the goblins and other mythical creatures so I can keep this blog for all of my artistic endeavors.  A big thank you to all who have kept up with my posts and goblin adventures.  I appreciate all of your feedback and friendship.

If you want to experience me live and in person, I will be teaching at AFIC, Artistic Figures In Cloth

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Goblin Christmas Ornie's

Here is the first in a series of goblin figure Christmas ornie's I have created for the season this year.  I have sold about half of the ones I have made so far.  I am hopinig to get these up on my Etsy store this weekend.  I actually put one together just not stocked it yet.  That was my goal for this holiday break.

It has been a very busy few months for me which is a good thing as the goblins are warming the hearts of those who have adopted them.  I am so greatful for that and know they have all gone to good homes.  Even in these uncertain economic times we all need a little art and love to make us feel more than we are percieving ourselves to be.  I haven't posted here due to the busy schedule and now I am hoping to get it back in gear.  For my goblin fans I am starting a Goblin blog I will unveil at the beginning of 2009.  I am actually working on a story that will feature many of my characters.  Stay tuned.