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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MetAmOrphosis



Metamorphosis
by May Sarton (May 3, 1912 - July 16, 1995)
Always it happens when we are not there -
The tree leaps up alive into the air,
Small open parasols of Chinese green
Wave on each twig. But who has ever seen
The latch sprung, the bud as it burst?
Spring always manages to get there first.

These were the words that inspired me when I created my bottle doll Metamorphosis.  I wanted to capture the feeling of my fairy emerging from the bottle as a bud opens in the spring.   We see the latch sprung on the birdcage as Metamorphosis looks up into the air to view the bird’s flight.

Metamorphosis is created from an old pink Key wine bottle.  She is created from paper clay which was sculpted directly onto the top of the wine bottle.  Her paper clay arms were wired on. Her hair is created from braiding a knitting yarn with a metallic fleck. Her headpiece is created from flowers and netting cut from a woman’s vintage Easter bonnet.
     Her skirt is fashioned from an old collar. She sits among paper twigs and buds.  




Blossom the Duck

Blossom the Duck
April Showers Bring May Flowers-PMA Team Challenge

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

Etsy Treasury

Etsy Treasury
We are pleased to have Blossom receive a little attention!

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

YIKES...you caught me in the process of dressing.

YIKES...you caught me in the process of dressing.
The witch's body is added and ready for clothing!

Bob & Candy Corn Man

Bob & Candy Corn Man
Bob is always right there to lend a paw when needed...

Our Cats

Our Cats
The cats are getting anxious for Halloween

HALLOWEEN HOUSES FOR OUR TEXAS FRIEND DEE

HALLOWEEN HOUSES FOR OUR TEXAS FRIEND DEE

One of my Top Hat Chickens

One of my Top Hat Chickens
She refuses to go in the hen house but would rather roost in the tree outside of the hen house.

THE STUDIO

THE STUDIO
WE ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE CLUTTERED!

THE CROWS MARCH ON!

THE CROWS MARCH ON!

The Crows are gathering for Galena!

The Crows are gathering for Galena!

Treasures Are A Waitin' in Galena!

Treasures Are A Waitin' in Galena!

POTIONS ARE BREWING!

POTIONS ARE BREWING!

Blimey Bearded Bill

Blimey Bearded Bill
Blimey Bearded Bill has been purchased. Many of our pirates were sold in Galena as the Pirates are the High School Mascot!

VINTAGE INSPIRATION

Our Gingerbread Houses

Our Gingerbread Houses

Will You Be My Valentine?

Will You Be My Valentine?
Back view

He loves me, he loves me not...

He loves me, he loves me not...
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!

Thatcher

Thatcher

Jack Frost and Jack

Jack Frost and Jack
This was created as a tribute to our dearly loved Bassett Hound, Jack who passed away Sept. 2008 of congestive heart failure. Jack, we miss you.

Jack & Jack

Jack & Jack
Jack & Jack- PMA Winter Wonderland Challenge