In my giddiness for the new Tim Burton film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, I decided to make my own paper doll version of the characters. Who knows when I will finish this project, but this is a preview for you!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I recently did a custom paper doll set for the lovely Jillian and Noah. I an new to doing custom paper dolls of real people (and not merry jazz-age murderesses and conjoined twins and all that) so I was nervous. I reeeeally wanted it to be perfect and for them to love it. So the concept was that Noah plays baseball and to give him an olde-timey baseball uniform and Jillian is in the stands cheering for him in appropriate 1920's era garb. They also both have "normal" clothes that they would actually wear (like Noah's hoodie and Jillian's sweater) Anywho, I have heard good news from them that they are quite happy with it and are enjoying them which warms my cold, black heart. (haha)
and here is a photo of the adorable couple themselves!
with this in mind I am thinking of offering more custom paper doll options in my shop, I'm afraid of how much work it is, but I did enjoy the reaction so much. Its a very special thing to have I think. What do you think?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
so this is a brooch I put together. I got the setting and pin on ebay and attached charms I already had (like my beloved sailing ship!) and added a print of a drawing I did of a civil war era fellow. I put a protective varnish over the image and voila! i am quite pleased with it! i had planned to sell it in my etsy store, but now i cannot part with it!
and this is me wearing it
also, I changed the heart specimen because the colors weren't working for me. Now it is all white with subtle blue undertones and stuck full of pins. There is a label which reads "a morose human heart" tres tragic!
Posted by Lisa Perrin at 6:39 PM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
here is my field guide/research journal. It reveals how perilous the world around us is! Everything is dangerous! I hand bound it using a Japanese book binding technique. The covers are copper plate paper dyed with tea to make it look aged, I even think it looks like leather or whathaveyou from far away. It is filled with natural drawings. Here is a violent horseshoe crab!
also, you may have noticed a heart in the background of the first picture. I am having a bit of hard time with that one actually. I'd say I was "heart-broken" if it weren't for fear of a hideous pun. It is painted sculpey clay I made into the shape of a heart on a wooden dowel inside a glass specimen dome. The dowel is crooked, I can't bloody imagine how to fix that. And its missing something, i reckon, I will keep fiddling away at it, but here are some images anyway, don't you think!
p.s. - my etsy shop is open again!
Posted by Lisa Perrin at 2:04 PM