Friday, August 21, 2009

You've all heard about them...and now you can see one for yourself! I captured this Hideous Fairy as she was trying to make off with some of my sparkly beads. Look at that innocent face! But they are full of mischief and mayhem! Don't let their looks fool you! I've recently heard that some of these fairies like to scatter beads all over the floor when you aren't looking!
I've carefully place this fairy in an escape proof box and sent to a friend. I'm sharing the fun. Let them create trouble for some body else! And if you notice, this fairy has a pouch in which to carry off it's booty! Silly Fairy! They don't call this the Home of the Fairy Smasher for nothing! HA!
I made this Hideous Fairy about 3 years ago for a swap project. The head and hands are made with Sculpty Clay and the body is fabric. I make up the patterns as I go along so there really isn't any guidelines that I follow. It would probably be a good thing if I'd make a pattern and file it someplace instead of making a new pattern for each doll! DUH! I also make the clothes to fit as I work on the doll...lots of hits and misses...lots of experimenting...and each doll ends up unique. Which really is the fun part...I never know how a doll is going to end up looking by the end of the process. I let my muse run wild.
Currently, I'm working on a Fancy Smancy Artsy Fartsy Doll. She's pretty much finished but I need to photograph her and send off to her new home. Then, I'll be working on a Stink Fairy, cousin to the Hideous Fairy only smellier. Both have sculpty clay faces and hands and cloth bodies.
Enjoy and create!

1 comment:

  1. Heeeeyyy... I used to have two of those fairies! One was made of keys, and I don't know where she is. I suspect she is perched somewhere in Jason's apartment, being the patron saint of car keys...