Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
My marionettes! I really adore dolls and puppets and want to keep working on methods to perfect them. The first three are a strange, seemingly french family, the largest can't be taller than 9 inches. They are made of sculpey clay, wire, and acrylic paint. The bottom one in a doll version of myself using my meager sewing skills to create a lovely blue dress for her.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
this is a series I titled "The Investigative renderings of Evolutionary theorist E.W. Spoonfingle". It was supposed to represent these pages from this scientist's notebook of strange creatures that he sketched. We are supposed to wonder if he really saw them or not. There are 6 drawings, pencil on folio paper. This was a fun for me because I am a evolution geek. hurrah!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
perhaps I am rushing into this blogging business. Self portraits would have been a swell way to start. I have always liked drawing myself (I have fun hair to draw)
the third image is a life size paper doll of myself I've titled "paper doll self portrait as a fleeing but fatally wounded deer". The first image is in the style of Mucha.
These were all done with pencil and acrylic paint.
Posted by Lisa Perrin at 4:00 AM
Monday, November 10, 2008
my latest project: I wanted to make a realistic collection of insect specimens. All of the insects are acrylic paintings on paper. I made the shadowboxes because realism was important to me. Half of the bugs are invented, but I wanted to draw them believably so people might think they were real. Bug-tastic!
Posted by Lisa Perrin at 4:16 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I love paper dolls, always have. I love pretty things but I also love weird things, and there you have it. I started making paper dolls this past summer in the incredible tedium. (I even went to a paper doll convention...when I told my friends they said" uh...we're gonna go to a party..." I was the only person at the convention under 70! I also met paper doll god Tom Tierny and almost passed out)
I had quietly lingered a long time on etsy but never mustered up the gusto to sell anything there. I couldn't get doll enthusiast magazines to publish my dolls. Forlorn, I opened my shop unsure if anyone would like or care about my paper dolls. And lo, I've had some small success, including having my conjoined twin paper doll published at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia (a museum of medical abnormalities, of course!)
I am trying to create a revolution in paper dolls, where you can change their clothes but not their tragic situation.
I think creating paper dolls combines my love of history, costume, illustration, and general creativity.
if you feel so inclined, visit my etsy shop: