one step forward, fifty steps back

July 25th, 2009 by _d2_

or at least that’s how it seems….

i’ve started the 10th version of xolotl’s lower leg and it STILL isn’t working right – my mom has offered to try and make one, she’s much better at it that i am (gee, one would hope considering she’s got like 30+ years experience on me! )

i had to do a TON of carving on my large girl body and now it’s in worse shape than it was a few weeks ago ^^;;;;;;

i’ve set it up so that i’ll have fridays free to work on my dolls (yay! ) so i hope to get at least cooper and xolotl done by the end of the year (yeah, we’ve heard that before….)

in the mean time, i’m hoping to start making my own eyes. i have the start of 12mm, i need to make a 8, 14, and 16mm mock up so i can make the molds for them and start casting them. i love eyes – they’ve always been fascinating to me (i used to doodle dozens of eyes on my notes in high school) and yet i have a hard time finding doll eyes i like in the sizes i need. so i figured i would try making my own – maybe others will be interested in them too?

well, that’s the plan for now.


July 7th, 2009 by _d2_

i have been sooooo horrible at updating this thing ><;;;;; i have kinda worked on somethings, sanding here and there and redoing various parts…. but working 3 days a week over the summer has made me lazy on the other days – as well as trying to make clothing for my other dolls ><;;;; i have a few parts left to sand on cooper and then he’ll be ready for the final molding (though i’m thinking of redoing his mouth), xolotl has a new leg and arm that needs to be done, as well as sanding her headcap and ears. my big girl, venus, has still a ways to go….i’d be so tempted to stop working my last semester and focus on sculpting my dolls before i graduate and get a job for real, but i’m not so sure how my mom will feel about that ><;;;;would be nice though!


i've been drawing for as long as i could hold a pencil and art became my first language. though i've only been sculpting since 2007, i fell in love with the idea of being able to bring my drawings to life. i am heavily inspired by medieval macabre artwork, japanese yokai, and oddly enough, sherlock holmes. currently i'm living just south of beautiful portland oregon ^^