Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Those of you with brilliant memories may recall this most from many moons ago, during the summer "curiouser and curiouser" where I began, but never finished a series of paper dolls based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." well, aha! Now in my etsy shop are 5 characters from the story. Above is Alice and below is an example of assemblage instructions. I have one of these made up for each one.
the merciless queen of hearts with croquet-ready flamingo and hedgehog.
the white rabbit!
the mad hatter! he took me the longest to finish. i enjoy his silly hair!
and finally a feminized version of the caterpillar
whew! thats it! they're all for sale now. Some day I'd like to make more characters, like the Cheshire cat and march hare...
Posted by Lisa Perrin at 10:43 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So here is the doll I've been working on complete with her velvet dress. The matter of making the clothes is the hardest part for me, but the dolls don't quite look right without them!
and I'm sorry for the lack of posts this month, believe me there will be plenty of new work to see soon enough!
This is actually the true finished version of this doll (I changed her face/made her taller)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So I haven't updated since last year! (haha) happy 2010!
the above poster is for a show that I'm in. If you are in the L.A. California area you should certainly check it out! I'm very excited to be a part of it!
Otherwise, I've been up to some side projects...
this is a custom clay doll that is in the works now. The theme is "dark Victorian," which is very much up my alley!
and here are some insect medals! They commemorate the deaths of our fallen insect breatheren. I cast some insects (the bugs were found dead, I didn't kill anything!) in resin, in an oval shaped mold. Resin, if you're not familiar is very cool, it creates a kind of hard, plastic around whatever it is you want to embed (poisonous, be careful doing it at home!) I then made settings out of brass (soldering!) and used some ribbon to evoke the traditional war medal style. The red one with the tassel is my favorite personally. There is also a beetle in a ring which I'm rather fond of.
and here it how they look on a military style coat!
Posted by Lisa Perrin at 3:03 PM