Monday, June 8, 2009

Royal Skelly Arrives & other news

Look what washed ashore!

It's the Queen of Skelly Island, the Under the Sea swap lovely I got from my swap partner Marie Patterson. Ain't she a beaut? Be sure to go to Marie's blog and check out her Etsy shop too. I got an added bonus of one of her darling Spooky Spinners! Marie was a great swap partner and I am so glad that Zan matched us up! Zan, she's like eHarmony for art dollers. The Queen is now displayed in a place of honor on my Halloween shelf. Thanks, Marie!

And while we're on the subject of wonderful artsy stuff that arrives in my mailbox (if anyone else wants to send me presents, just email me for my physical address) I threatened Debbi and she sent me my very own Good Girl doll. Debbi will be teaching a Good Girl workshop this weekend at Random Arts I'll be too busy talking and eating Almond Macaroons and getting ready for my workshop to make one this Saturday, so good thing she sent me this one, huh?

All the Good Girl Dolls that Debbi makes have a little blurb under their skirts. Get your mind out of the gutter, it's not what you think. See, it's the bookbinder in Debbi that drives her to it. As she has said: "All good books have words." It only follows that all Good Girls should too.

And finally, to round out this mish mash post, here are couple little guys I made recently. A departure from my usual. I just went into my studio and started playing with clay and this is what came out. The Mouse Prince is about an inch and a half tall and the Bunny with the banner is about three inches tall. I'm diggin the little ruffled collars. I've seen Flora do them on her Wumbles with crepe paper and had to outfit a couple of my tinies, too. The mouse's is made from copper wire mesh and the other is wired ribbon.


Zan Asha said...

So wait--can I actually use that as a quote? That I'm like the "eharmony" for dollmakers? Really? :)

I love the mousey guys, though I do miss the beazle factor, however they are still fabooo!

Wait, so if I threaten Deb, do you think I get a Good Girl, too?

yoborobo said...

Marie's mermaid is magical - I love it. And the Good Girl doll and your new WIPs are so cute! :) I like the idea of an eharmony for dollmakers. Think of the dates we could all go on! LOL!

Victorian Lady said...

That mouse is SO stinkin' cute! And to be so tiny! :) LOVE IT!


Marie Patterson Studio said...

Yeah! I'm with you on "getting presents" in the mail!!! LOVE that!
Thanks again for a GREAT swap!
I WANT that mouse....too cute for words!

Sonia ;) said...

Soooo pretty....presents are nice...getting presents instead of bills are good lol..Have a great week...Love the rabbit and mouse...

Sonia ;)

FishStikks said...

Just LOVE that skelly mermaid and the colors are great!!

E-Harmony, that made me laugh, hehe.

The good girl doll has a great little quote all tucked away, so cute!

And speaking of cute...that mouse is adorable!!!!! (is that enough?)
Love love love it! The little bunny is adorable too and I certainly like that ruffled collar.

Cheryl Prater said...

Thanks everybody. I just love the interwebs.

@Fishstikks - silly question. It's NEVER enough.

My motto: if a little bit is good, a lot must be FABULOUS!

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Marie's mermaid is so cute and love that it has a touch of Halloween to it!

Your new pieces are great too! Everyone is lovin' that mouse!!!


Julie said...

Ohh, I love your creations! (I was inspired to see you from sweet Zan's blog) Very happy to have come by! ; )

Jenn said...

I love the little skulls on the island! what a fabulous piece from Marie!! Your new pieces are waaaay adorable too Cheryl!!

happy weekend to you

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

These little critters are adorable - I like the ruffled collars too - a nice touch with the texture contrast. Marie's skelly is fabulous.

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Cheryl, my dear that mouse is such a sweetie, just like all your creations!!!

ODD imagination said...

So it was you who was the lucky recipient of that awesome Skullymaid!
I cracked up when I saw it in the mermaid parade. Did you see the totally amazing mermaid I got from Debbi? I have her in my office at work 'cause that is where I spend a lot of time. Her bright colors were the perfect addition.
I am loving the little king mouse and bunny. What is it about a collar that makes them seem all dressed up (grin)?

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

love your sculptural work! i am crazily working with paper amche which is getting sorta moldy because there has been SO much rain here! cheers!

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Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Cheryl:
Ahhhh, the bunny, how cute. You know I luv Bunnies...I can finally see your blog cause I have my high speed internet Woo Hoo, all the good video's too. Have a nice weekend.

Moniqui said...

That mouse is so cute!But your mermaid and bunnies are awesome!

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Where RRRRR Yooouuuu? (Sorry, had an Alice in Wonderland moment there)

Just wanted to stop by and tell you that I got my copy of ADQ last weekend. I'm not sure who loved looking at the beezles more, me or my 6 year old son. He's your newest beezle fan!

I'm totally bringing it to the Art Fest for an autograph...I'm just sayin' ;)


venus said...

I like the idea of an eharmony for dollmakers.I love it. And the Good Girl doll and your new WIPs are so cute! :)
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abby jenkins said...

You are killing me! I really, really need to go through all my receipts from the last 700 years for my IRS audit and now all I want to do is go buy some clay and make a whole host of mice dining at King Arthur's banquet. Ugh! The torture!

Nishant said...

getting presents instead of bills are good lol..Have a great week..

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Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.