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I’ve been left with the bigger version of baby Lun…
WIP: Baby Lun

and didn’t know what to do with it until I found this

at Jessica’s Jewel Box and thought it’d make the best bed for her…
Peaceful SlumberPeaceful SlumberPeaceful Slumber

I plan to tweak the wing holder with paint. I’ll upload photos as soon as its done.

Happiness!

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The boat looked like the lochness monster with the head of a woman.
The Enchanted Boat

The Enchanted boat with...

The baby was wrapped in blue glittery cloth
baby Luntian

and was bundled in green banket inside a decorated cloth cradle.
In her cradle

With her was red quilt made of silk tied up with a green ribbon.
Baby Lun in the enchanted boat.
See this large, here.
The cradle
The quilt for baby Lun

More about the story as I complete work on the characters and props.

Happiness!

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Welcome to Story doll™.

Everything is still a work in progress but I’m happy to finally start sharing more of what I’ve been working on since last year.

I wrote in my blog about my decision to stop making cloth creatures due to hand pain issues and proceeded to switch to clay.

I’ve posted WIP photos of my progress…
My first poly-clay doll
Luntian
More WIPs
More characters…
The Faith Box

I’ve been holding off on sharing the full story about it all because I’ve been doing research on the right clay paint, web design, and learning things I need to learn. After spending months on all that, I realized that I will never be done with research and learning new things so I might as get started with unveiling my mystery project…

mystery project...

Here’s the working mastheads I’ve made so far…
My msytery project
Choice A

My mystery project...
Choice B

mystery project
Choice C

Everything is a work in progress at this point. Here’s hoping I’ll be finished with the major CI work by the first day of the new year, and so it is!

Happiness!

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After painting the sewing table and experienceing a surge of creative energy from it I decided I need that for my drawing/ sculpting work station. too, so I spent the weekend painting my work table.

Here’s some WIP of the process…
WIP: Drawing/ Sculpting table
See this large here.

Now my other work station looks like this…
Renewed creative energy.
See this large here.
A big difference from its former hum drum state…
Drawing, sculpture and carpentry work station See this large, here.

So on to new pursuits. Ha-hah!

Happiness!

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Yellow sunrise, that’s the name of the color that I painted my formerly black sewing table with…
Its finished!

Have a closer look…
Details: newly painted sewing table
See this large, here. I used this yellow on cream vintage wall paper I found at a yard sale late last summer.

Now my sewing station look so much brighter and filled with creative energy!
Brighter sewing station.
See this large, here.

Far cry from its former dim state…
WIP: Sewing station

Here’s the WIP photos…
WIP: Sewing table
See this large, here.

What a break that was. Exhilirating! Michael De Meng is right when he wrote, “You don’t have to make art to be making art.”

Next, my drawing/ sculpting table! Ha-haaaa!

Happiness!

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Magiting
Magiting
Magiting's Armor
Magiting is the Filipino word for valor. Its a griffin commissioned by Lore Knutson. It is also the last cloth creature that I am making.


Here he is ready for a test flight with my little Egg as the pilot.

Now that its finished, I’m spending the next weeks doing face up of some resin doll parts and dolls to rest my aching wrists. Then its on to paper clay and polyclay doll and creature projects. Yay!

CTS and tendonitis is not fun but switching to clay is so much fun so its all good.

Meanwhile, off to bed I go.

Happiness!

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I finished Habagat’s chair saddle tonight…
Habagat's howdah
Habagat's howdah
Habagat's howdah

I also made a frame to prop up his wings wide open…
Habagat's wings' frame

My sweet little caretaker is especially excited now that the howdah’s made…
Yay!  We go flying now?
Egg: Yay! We go flying, now?
Creaturesmith: Yes baby. Don’t go too far and come back before dark. Okay?

Off to bed I go.

Happy weekend, everyone!

Happiness!

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