Sunday, May 2, 2010

Secretive Merfolk refuses to talk

She refuses to speak.  In fact I think she is not happy that I found her hiding behind the seaweed in Half Moon Bay off the Pacific Coast.  She peaks at me out of the side of her eyes as if to say, shhh!  hiding here.  Maybe she isn't talking because I have not finished beading her skirt.  hmmm.....

This doll was truly a challenge and I learned so much working on her.  I have to thank all the hardware guys who helped me figure out the nuts and bolts I would need to support her heavy upper body.  Plus duck tape is a wonderful invention.  It really made a huge difference. I drilled holes in the Fimo, painted her gills, sculpted an upper body, all things I had not attempted before.  And I'm so pleased with her. I was inspired by the drawings of Tony DiTerlizzi from the Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide.

4 comments:

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Fantastic! You should bring her with you to the next workshop and show Wendy.

Jules said...

Hi Laurie, I saw your e-mail on Doll Street so came to see your creations. I am stunned, they are completely fabulous! (and I am a really big fan of the Frouds) I have just started branching into clay, and your work has inspired me - thank you! Jules

Deborah said...

Beautiful. Every one of your dolls are wonderful. Love the expressions not only of the faces but body also.

Craftewoman said...

I love your work. I could tell immediately that you were inspired by the Spiderwick characters. They are such wonderful fodder for dolls, aren't they? You did a fantastic job. I look forward to seeing more of your work.