101714 – 2014 Sugar Skull

101714-2014-sugar-skull{click image for larger version} I had wanted to finish this closer to the Day of the Dead, but my schedule is wonky this month. I wanted to make sure I was able to get it done in time. I worked on the drawing last night once I knew my theme. Each year I use a theme for inspiration and this year it was sea creatures. I also wanted to work more on symmetry. Check out the larger image to see all the details.

This work was the product of a 7.5 hr cutting session today. I am already regretting that choice – it is likely I will not be able to use my right hand tomorrow. Though with the fact I finished this today and Eden yesterday – I am 2 days ahead of my schedule, which means I’ll be able to work on a special Halloween piece and a bunch of pendants.

The piece is 9.5″ x 11.5″ and will be framed in a 16″ x 20″ frame. This will cost $250.
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Here are the previous years Sugar Skulls.






101614 – Eden

101614-Eden {click image for larger version} his came together really well. I am really happy with my paper choices for the whole piece. There is a lot of realism to the fabric folds – fun to see in person. Make sure to check out the larger version to see all this detail work.

The piece is roughly 8″ x 10″ and will most likely go into an 11″ x 17″ frame.
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Here are all the pretty ladies in this small pinup series thus far.
From (l-r) Marilyn, Babs, Annette, Deidre, Cheryl, Christie, Darla, Minnie, Isabel, and Eden.


101114 – Eden Status (hair)


Pretty happy how the hair turned out! I was skeptical about using this color – but I love it!!! OK – so I also just dyed my hair a darker but similar color. I was skeptical that the bangs would turn out – but they look great. Right now the hair is in a few chunks so I can fit it to the head when that’s done. That will be one of the last parts I do.

100814 – Blue Pendant

100814-blue-pendantSo here is another pendant/ornament I worked up. I really love this design. The sealer is drying (explaining the tape and weird angles) Once the sealer is dry  I’ll smooth the edges and add a jump ring for a ribbon or a chain.

Once I get a bunch of these made and I decide how much they will cost I’ll post the finished projects.