Thursday, September 10, 2009

Halloween Faery....finished!...(almost)

I'm always a little nervous about making Halloween pieces....always just a little afraid that I won't want to stop once I start. There is something so 'addictive' about those Halloween colors....I never use orange at any other time (well, rarely anyway). This has been such an enjoyable piece every step of the way....she almost seemed to be putting herself together, everything just worked and there was no stress involved. Nice change! She is all finished except for the tiny light that will illuminate the jack-o-lantern she is holding....I'm hoping to pick that up tomorrow. The little skulls and pumpkins in her hair were great fun to make too....being able to do these little things makes me appreciate polymer clay all over again!
So, this is the first in a series of Faeries (all around the same size and with sculpted hair) that I will be creating over the next twelve months or so. The next one will be a 'spring' themed faery followed, of course, by a Christmas one. I hope to have her up on the website this weekend.
It's been an interesting week with a few ups and downs. We'll ignore the downs, but the ups have been really lovely. There was a lovely post on Koldo Barroso's blog, a 'sneak peek' at a wonderful treat being sent to me by my friend Pattee, a delightful e-mail from the BuNnY Queen Keri, the joy of knowing that the new 'Alice' book by Nancy Wiley is on it's way, the arrival of Brom's new book 'The Child Thief', the joy of listening to the Harry Potter books on audiobook (read by Stephen Fry) every day in the studio, and of course my youngest child, Noah, turning ten last weekend. Life's good.
Till next time.


  1. Oooh, I love her! Love the hair and the colours! Looking forward to your other fairies!

  2. Lorell...
    she's stunning!
    i ooohd and aaaaahd at her for several
    minutes before posting a comment...


  3. What a wonderful doll and your work is amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Amaazing and beautiful. I love her so much!
    Nikki x

  5. She is wonderful, the details are great and I also especially like the pumpkin! Regards, Anjah

  6. She's awesome Lorell and you shouldn't stop doing Halloween. It is good to make your heart happy more often. It makes us happy too.

  7. She's just wonderful Lorell!
    I'm in awe of her... to be totally honest...

    My witch is ready to send to you (on my blog) I think what she has is enough.... so here she will come.... with candy corn and such....

  8. Thankyou everyone!
    Pattee - I am so very excited about the little witch....she is just divine and I'm sure she'll be right at home here! Thankyou so very much, you sweet, generous lady xx.

  9. she is absolutely stunnig, and the it will be a serie, can hardly wait....

  10. tutti QUESTI l'Avori sono stupendi complimenti .... non ci sono parole .......

  11. Oh..She is so wonderful!!
    I love her beautiful face!

  12. I found you from Pattee's blog! You are amazing!