umbrella trio

March 31st, 2016 by _d2_

well i’ve finally gotten them finished – a month late… but better late than never, right? ^^;;;;

these three will be going up in our cirque de fantomes shop on april first (no joke! )

they function as umbrellas (in that they open and close) but are quite delicate so i hope their new owners will be very careful and kind to them. nothing worse than a grumpy umbrella demon licking away at your feet in the middle of the night.

spring blossom

March 28th, 2016 by _d2_

after several years and countless tears, my little spider is done. and while i love her to bits, i can – of course – already see somethings i’d like to change or fix… but that is for another day.

but here is my lovely little goddess of serenity.

finally some progress…

March 21st, 2016 by _d2_

i still have a few more of these guys to finish, but i got two of them done and took a quick shoot with them.

they are semi-functional – they do open and close, but are very delicate so it can’t be done often or very quickly… still, they are fun little buggers to have around.

i’m afraid no pictures this time…

March 12th, 2016 by _d2_

not because i haven’t done anything, but because what i’m currently working on is two secret projects that can’t be shared until they’re done…

and well, i’ve been too lazy to take pics really of the kasa-obakes as i’ve worked on the three i managed to prime during a brief bit of sun. i do love the pacific northwest, but the rain does make it hard to do projects that require outside drying time…

if i’m lucky i’ll have a couple to share pics of in the next couple of days, including two that i *hope* will be good enough to list in my etsy shop.

i’m also hoping that i won’t have too many more secret projects after this and i can start posting progress pics again. i also need to get back to work on my yokai and kaiju dolls. especially since next year i’d like to focus on a different group as i learn costuming. i’m not giving them up! just… they’ll be more background pieces for a bit.

but i still hope to have at least another 8~10 dolls for my night parade done by the end of the year (most of which are currently already started). i’m also still hoping that after may i can take on a commission or two… but we’ll have to see how things go ^^;;;

woohoo, another late one…

March 2nd, 2016 by _d2_

and again not much to add on. the weather has put me behind by about 2 weeks as i wait for it to dry out enough for me to prime pieces.

so i’m here to share a few more sketches, and a little preview of my kasa-obakes. i hope to put a few of these guys up for sale when i’ve finished them.

and the lovely legs in the process of being painted while i wait to spray the umbrella parts -


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 ^^