Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Merry Christmas To All!
It was a beautiful blizzard weekend here in Iowa. We are thankful to be warm and with power! All of our critters are nestled in for their morning naps. The Celtic Ladies are singing in the background. I am working on a German inspired paper mache doll. Kathy is working on a Christmas angel in her own home studio today as the roads are still questionable.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Jessica is Lori's first cloth and clay doll created for a custom order. Her body is made from muslin and stuffed. Her upper torso and head were covered with paper clay. She has been painted, crackled and stained. Jessica wears a cotton coffee stained skirt with painted fabric blouse. She is about 19" long.
Friday, June 11, 2010
This is a partial picture of Lottie. She was created for the Mileau Challenge for Art Doll Quarterly. We took a picture quickly because of the approaching deadline. So I'm afraid the whole piece doesn't show in this pic! She sets in an antique frame with her potion bag setting beside her-full of steampunk magic. She is reaching for the key to open her abode.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Our primitive crow snatched a mysterious key and is ready to fly away with it! He is 12" high and 12" long. Crow stands on fork legs and wears a party hat made from vintage ribbon. His neck is adorned with a ruffled crepe paper collar. Crow was created for the PAPER MACHE ARTISAN'S web challenge which supports the RED CROSS Haiti relief program. 50% of his sale goes to the RED CROSS.
Blossom, Paper Mache Artisans Team Web Show Challenge
April Showers Bring May Flowers was the theme for our Feb. 13th PMA challenge. Blossom our antiqued paper mache duck sets her umbrella down now that the April showers are over and her umbrella is full of May flowers. Blossom stands on a vintage kitchen strainer. Her umbrella is full of vintage millinery flowers. Check out our etsy shop for more details www.careysquirks.etsy.com
The Boogey Man
The Boogey Man dances upon vintage organ keys as he celebrates his escape from the Autumn Harvest! He is constructed from paper mache on a wire armature. He wears vintage crepe pants and a hat decorated with vintage ribbon and tinsel. He was created for the Paper Mache Artisans' Webshow and may be purchased at
We have been working on a variety of "putz" like houses for a custom order on etsy. We really enjoyed the process. Houses appeared everywhere in the studio!