Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sneek Preview

I have been working on pieces for a blog party that I'm participating  in later this month and because projects don't get finished as fast as they once did I haven't gotten much else done. These little figures that I'm going to show you were supposed to be part of my offering for the blog party but I decided that instead of saving them I'd show them to you now. They're not as large or as detailed as most of my pmc figures because I'm trying to come up with something that doesn't require as much file work as my usual pieces. I've discovered that the easiest thing for me to do is paint so I'm relying on the painting to give them detail.

The first little figure is Fran and she's my favorite. I love the way her eyes turned out.



She was supposed to be holding something else but I wasn't happy with the thing she was holding so I cut it out and she ended up with this little sprig of flowers.

Next is her sister Bridget also called Jet.



I haven't found the right flowers for her yet so she's empty handed.



This is Sally and she's also waiting for me to find just the right flowers for her to hold. It's really a shame that I can't find what I'm looking for.



Last but not least we have Gillian, or Gilly. Lucky for me the white flowers show up nicely with her green gown or she would have been flowerless as well.



These are the Owens women, and they are witches. I realize they do not look anything like the ones you're used to seeing on Halloween but they are four of my favorite witches.

There is a type of doll of Japanese origin that is made of wood called a Kokeshi doll. On one of the blogs I follow the doll artist named Susie McMahon has come up with very attractive cloth and clay dolls she calls Sukeshi and if I can create a similar style using pmc that I like I might call them Makeshi dolls.  Sounds like a terrific name for a doll, I just don't know if I can come up with anything worthy of it. These are experiments along those lines but I don't think I'm going to be calling them Makeshi dolls, that name is reserved for the real deal.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

20 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

These are beautiful! I love Fran's eyes too. :) I like the look of these witches, they look like nature witches. So feminine too.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maddyrose,

Oh, nature witches - okay, now I'm not afraid of them. They are very pretty.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Hugs to Bellamine & Wendy.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Maddy dear, the Owens witches never looked better. How fabulous are these????? I love the detailed painting of them. They are lovely and you deserve kudos for trying this new way of doing what you already do so well.
Congrats and smooches, Oma LInda

Christel Hutson said...

Hi Maddy, Love these! I think they look more like earths witches..akin with nature, and mother earth..very good job..I look forward to seeing the "real deal" if these are not!..couldn't be sweeter. Have a great week, xoxox Christel

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Maddy, so nice to see more of your wonderful creations...lovely witches! You really have something fun going on here... can't wait to see your "real" Makeshi dolls.

Ascension said...

Querida Maddy, ME ENCANTANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!
Son absolutamente maravillosas.
besitos ascension

art2cee2 said...

They are the sweetest witches I've ever seen! I love the expressive faces! :-)

Cobblestone Creations said...

There is wisdom showing through each of their eyes ~ very enchanting. Well done!!! :D

orchid said...

Hello, Maddy.
Oh, Lovely sweet witches♡♡♡
Yes Fran has sweet, warmheaed eyes. And I admire your painting and choise of colors!!!
Japanese Kokeshi doll♬♬♬ I am so sorry that I don't have knowledge about "the Owens women, Susie McMahon(I looked the dolls in PC site, cute aren't they)" and so on.
I like the way the dolls are called similarly sounded with kokeshi.
I cannot wait to see your "makeshi dools"
Lots of love and Hugs xoxo, Orchid

Kays Kids said...

Hi Maddyrose, Your little lady's are lovely, not scary at all. Wilbur says he really likes them.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, I know what you're playing along with! What a fab rendition of them, looking forward to the official party post :o)

Dawn in the Forest said...

I love these little ladies:) They all turned out so good!

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay Maddyrose,

What a lovely lady's.
The colors are so cute.
It's so nice you take on a show.
I will thank you for your kind words on my blog.

Love..Marijke

Light and Shadow Studio said...

These are just wonderful Maddy1 I like the purple one best. I also like the fact they are not the traditional scary or dark witches. Thank you so much for all the sweet compliments you leave on my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to do that. Hugs,
Tammy

Lisa said...

I love these, Maddy, they turned out great! I find that I depend on the painting and glazing to polish a piece, and it usually works out. Doing great work,

xoxoxox
lisa

Kristin Dudish said...

These are adorable! It's very cool to see you branching out into a different style - you do them all well :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. I love your Donovan and Baby Bear adventures... such a wonderfully personal and very special story!

Leny said...

Lovely maddyrose, I like these little ladies!!!

Hugs,Leny

Mina said...

Oh Miss Maddy Rose, the Owens witches are gorgeous! Their faces are all so delicate and beautiful with a peaceful charm about them. You have really captured their essence.

My jaw literally dropped when I scrolled down and then back up for each is more stunning than the last no matter what order I look. Thank you so much for sharing these stunning pieces.

Carrie'sCreations said...

They are beautiful! Love the colors and, they all go so well together:) I'll have to check out Susie McMahon. I loved your little lesson on Japanese dolls:)

Diny said...

These witches are so lovely, beautiful colors, I like them....
I also love Japanese Dolls, I have a few from my journey to Japan....
Greetings, Diny....