Only I didn't go to market, to market to buy a fat pig. I went to Phoenix for a cardiac ablation procedure. What was supposed to be a day turned into four days, but all turned out well and I am home safe and sound.
Working on doll commissions--I have an order which fascinates me because it's outside what most folks usually want. This customer wants Carnivale doll ornaments, and a Marie Antoinette doll. Eighteen of the ornaments...it was daunting at first. I usually work on several pieces at a time, but not that many! So I sculpted all the heads, and then started figuring out hats and headpieces. Today I got all that sorted out and then sat down to plan their face paint/costume details.
Oh my goodness! This is so fun!!! My job is usually pretty fun in the first place, but I feel like my imagination has been given a balloon ride around the world.
I have little time to get this and five other dolls finished, but since the hubs will be out of town for two weeks, guess what I'll be doing? :~) Photos as I finish, I promise.
These are the dolls the commission customer has already purchased, and which were the start of her decorating idea. What's funny is I made these dolls because I wanted to, not because there was a market for them. But they languished, unappreciated by the average doll collector, because the market for them is not...wide, shall we say. But this one lady saw and loved them--and this commission has given me free rein to get as crazy and colorful as I want, and know they will already have a home! Woohoo!
Hope y'all are having a lovely October. Be well.