This fellow got finished at the perfect time of year. This fabric is both Day of the Dead and Christmas. I should probably do some research to learn more. What I know for sure is that it is gorgeous.
I think my favorite image is the little skeleton angels.
He has glittery gold rick rack on his belt. The rick rack is left-over from my days making kids costumes.
Happy Halloween everybody!
Octopus tattoos, front and back.
Star Beads and variegated threads.
This fabric makes me laugh every time I work with it!
He has a big horse on his chest, I think the whole toile picture might be a fox hunt.
I have a watch on ebay for my name so when someone lists one of my dolls, I get an email. There are several up there now- some really good ones! It makes me sad that my artwork didn’t find it’s forever home (like a pet, sorry but that is how I feel about them). Hopefully someone else can get a bargain and love them. Just put Mimi Kirchner into the search and hopefully that’ll work.
I love this toile- there is so much going on!
This toile is designed to look old and kind of faded (I believe?) and I love how it makes my fellow look older and as if he has already lived an interesting life.
Here is a close-up of his hair-
Excellent hot air balloon-
Yesterday we had snow and sleet, plus Patriots’ Day activities which included a road race, a reenactment of one of the first battles of the Revolutionary War, and a parade through town. Brrr. It is very strange to be working with the sound of muskets in the background! Today is Patriots’ Day and it is pouring down rain for the Boston Marathon. We have been in our house for 30 years now and this is the first Patriots’ Day that I can remember where there aren’t any daffodils blooming in front of my house yet. I saw a chart that showed we are 15 to 20 days late for Spring this year.
I will name him after Edward Gorey. He would fit right in to one of Gorey’s illustrations, don’t you think?
Arm details, more dressed-up skeletons.
I’ll be posting a group of tattooed people but none will be available until after the Smithsonian Craft Show. I am in full production mode, sewing like a demon if demons sew… I’m not so sure about that. Anyway, nothing available until May 1.
Red-haired cosmic man.