Friday, January 28, 2011

What's New!


"Vintage Circus SIAMESE TWINS Paper Doll"

This past week I've been hard at work completing custom orders, but I did list a new paper doll in my Etsy shop! It's the latest in my "Vintage Circus" series, and it is a bit quirky. ;) I've seen other twin paper dolls, but they seemed to have a slightly depressed facial expression - perhaps, because it's not always fun being attached to your sibling? In my world however, these girls are content and accepting of the life they have, and quite happy really. They've also mastered playing the violin together (why not?)! My "Vintage Circus" has become populated with all manner of characters now, so I think I will focus on adding to my "Nautical Journey" series next. I was considering a Neptune merman of sorts, a pinup sailor girl, or a pirate beauty...any thoughts or suggestions?


Dave and I also got around to cleaning up the woodworking area in the garage this week...and...I set up my brand new power tool toy! A heavy duty scroll saw, isn't it a beauty? I never thought I would fall in love with power tools, but boy, I sure have! It all began with a hand held jigsaw, then you borrow your friend's band saw, and next thing you know - you're onto the heavy duty stuff! This guy cost a pretty penny, but I see it as an investment in my business, and I expect it to last a lifetime. With a scroll saw, you can make much more intricate cuts in wood, it's really ideal for artistic wood crafting. I have so many ideas, my head might explode! I hope to start playing with it next week...;)

9 comments:

Wendy said...

Did you ever watch the HBO series "Carnivale" Leila? You can rent them now if you haven't, but I think you'd love the show. It's all about the whimsy and dark beauty of the "freaks" and the magick. Your wonderful twins look like they waltzed right out of that show. As for the nautical theme, how about a skeleton pirate a la Leila, with a slaphappy grin and looking like he's living the good life ;)

Illustrated Ink said...

Yes, I LOVED "Carnivale", Wendy! I was so sad when they cancelled it! You can tell that show influenced me. :)
Ooohh, I like the skeleton pirate idea! Slaphappy and livin' the good life, love it!

Linda in New Mexico said...

A million years ago when I was young, I had all the power tools, the husband....not so much. I loved my scroll saw and had a wonderful time creating. Cheers to you and your new toy.
The Olde Bagg, Linda

Gale said...

I love these ladies and I'm really digging your work. I'm glad I found you on here! Also, you're so lucky to have your new tool and workspace! That's something we are trying to set up this for this spring. Have fun with your new toy! :)

Pili said...

Awesome new power tool! Hooray for more playing around with goodies!

And the siamese twins are wonderful! And I have to agree, a pirate skully siren maybe?

Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

i am insanely jealous of the organization that is your work space! SOMEday, my "studio" will actually be cleaned out and organized....
as far as your nautical dolls, i'm thinking a king triton merman of sorts, a creepy davey jones pirate, a pirate skeleton with a bottle of rum and a bandanna on his head....ooh! and what about a two piece set with a sailor/pirate and a white whale?! moby dick, but leila style!

Nacreous Alchemy said...

I love the new Siamese Twins paper doll! For the Nautical Journey series maybe a skeletal sea horse. And congratulations on the new saw!

Kim-Anh Nguyen said...

love the new twins paper doll! genius!

Shayla said...

Thanks for sending me such awesome prizes! I am still kind of in shock from actually winning, I am proud to own some of your work and those Valentine's Cards absolutely ROCK! I mentioned about them in my blog!!!! Thank you sooooo much!

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