Tuesday, July 07, 2009


This is my repaint of a 16" Gene doll, original paint removed and acrylics applied to the surface. I thought it looked a little like the girl from Tristan and Isolde. I'm pretty happy with it.


Here's a bunch of masters in various stages of completion, executed in polymer clay. I work for dolls and shoes. Lately, I'm obsessed with obtaining a certain doll and scan ebay like its critical to my survival. Its easy to work and scan ebay with an ear infection, my hands and eyeballs are fine.
So, my ear infection FINALLY left today! Yay! I've been muffled to the point of deafness for over 13 days. I am super relieved. There's nothing like being hindered in some way to really appreciate good health. It makes all the little annoyances of the day seem like the slightest of trivialities, like taxes, or insurance. Everything sounds so crisp and loud and close. I love it. I've been blasting Michael Jackson and Pandora (on Coldplay) all day, its good times, even though only Azalea likes it with me. Birthday Boy Greggy is not down with the all the pop and suffered greatly today, but was nice enough to indulge me (for awhile). Anyway, I'm happy, my hearing is back, I had cake today and I'm getting new dolls for all my sculpting extraganza!

7 comments:

Jenny Davies-Reazor said...

Porcupine quills! That makes perfect sense! I wondered what you worked with, and thought it would be some mundane set of superfine sculpting tools...Glad you are feeling better. The masters look great!

Sheila said...

cynthia have you been to the enchanted doll website? v. beautiful ball jointed porcelain dolls w/ meticulous costumes.

Janet said...

ohhh you said you worked with the quills one time...they are beautiful as well as your masters Cynthia xxx

Janet said...

Ohhh and many years ago in NY I was by profession a make~up Artist painting manniquins in a small studio for many dep stores across the country. That was a great job. Your doll looks lovely!

Tejae Floyde said...

How fun to see the finished painted face and the masters. lovely!

Pretty Things said...

I had no idea you did dolls, too -- wow, I think I have to start a new collection!

hint said...

Love your repainting on the doll! She's gorgeous. So glad your ear healed up. I find losing your hearing one of the scariest illnesses, and I'm fanatical now about keeping them well.