Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hi everyone,

I thought I would have a short little after Christmas/New Year's sale at Night's Vision. Head on over to and use the code SAVE15 for 15% off any item in the shop from now through January 1st. Please share if you know someone who could benefit from this.

I hope everyone had Happy Holidays and that you all have some great plans for New Year's Eve. It will be a quiet one around here. Christmas was too. Sadly the Friday before Christmas my beautiful Aunt whom I've mentioned here several times had a massive stroke that she was unable to recover from. She passed at a hospice facility several days later. I was unable to be there. I will miss her greatly she has always been a source of creative inspiration for me and I haven't quite gotten all my thoughts in order about it yet. Keep your loved ones close and remember how precious each moment is.

<3 and best wishes for the coming year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recently Curated Treasuries

I've found that one of my favorite pass times these days is making Treasuries on Etsy. I love helping to promote other artists, AND I feel like i've gone shopping without spending a cent. Here are some recent ones featuring members of several different Etsy teams Night's Vision belongs to.

Etsy Dark Team



STATTEAM Challenge

The Labyrinth Team

I won the STATTEAM Challenge with this one! (changed from original state)

Whimsically Dark Art Team


Etsy Dark Team

Dark Calaveras Team

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do making them!

Treasuries I've Recently Been Featured In

I am so stoked by all the great Treasuries I've been included in on Etsy lately. Every Once in a while I want to make a post and share these with you.

More to come, along with Treasuries I've recently made.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Dollies

I listed the three new dolls I was talking about the other day. They are soft dolls with painted faces rather than sculpted, but they still have the fabulous fiber hair of my other dolls this size. Taking photos is superfrustrating on these winter days when the sun is either only around for a very short time or not all. Not only that, but I'm still super careful with my back and I'm always paranoid bending over for close ups and such! Either way I think there are a few decent shots of these dolls.

The Green Man can be found HERE

The Seagoddes can be found HERE

The Pink Goddess can be found HERE

I have one more that I am working on. I really hope soon I can get back to sculpting and more detailed dolls. I still have to photograph my finished Geisha/Hanya and show you all!

Monday, December 5, 2011

This time of year I always feel as if time is flying by at warp speed. When you are someone like me who often finds themselves with a flipped sleep schedule, the shorter winter days become even shorter. It seems like I no sooner wake up then the sun is going down. The next thing I know I've stayed up until the sun begins to rise and and the whole cycle starts over again.

Despite all this I have been rather productive the last few weeks. I'm starting to feel normal again and don't have too many problems with sitting. Last week I listed these ACEO Prints on Etsy. Click on the picture to be taken to the listing.

I have also made a few new soft dolls. They have the body shape of my little way dolls, but the faces are painted rather than sculpted. Beside fabulous hair and some paint the bodies are unadorned. I should have a few listed tomorrow.
I hope everyone is enjoying the dawning of the Holiday Season.

-Tina Lynn Ellis

Friday, November 25, 2011

We picked a winner

I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving yesterday. We decided to pick the winner of the Littlest Mermaid pendant right after dinner.

All the names in the hat

Mom chooses a name while Cyd holds the hat

And the winner is!

Congratulations to Brenda, I've sent you an email :). I want to thank everyone for entering and helping to share the word. I look forward to doing this again soon. The holiday season feels like a great time for giveaways, so stay tuned here, Facebook and twitter for news!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas ACEO's

Since my house is currently in complete disarray while we have our kitchen remodeled ( I won't even try to get into that story!) I don't really have a good workspace for sewing or sculpting. Instead I've been working on ACEO's. They give me the opportunity to do the tiny little detail I love and when I can't sit for long because if my back, they are easy to put away until next time. I did a couple of Christmas ones, Christmas my way that is.

They are both what I imagine would deck the halls inside the witches gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel. I posted them on Etsy last night. I have a few prints of other cards coming up, but these are the originals. Click on the picture to be taken to the listing. There are more detailed pictures there. Don't forget to enter my Mermaid Giveaway in the previous entry.

-Tina Lynn Ellis

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Littlest Mermaid Giveaway

In honor of this month of thankfulness I wanted to try my first giveaway. I'm so thankful to be healing and being able to work on the things that make me happy. I'm also thankful for my wonderful partner who took complete care of me when I couldn't even roll myself over in bed. I'm also blessed to have the love an support of my awesome mother. I feel incredibly grateful to have friends and supporters here on line who encourage and support my work, even when I'm being whiny and having no confidence in myself.

So in honor of all of that I want to host this giveaway of this mermaid pendant, I call her my littlest mermaid because she is even smaller than her sisters.

So here is what you need to do to enter. You will receive one entry for each of these things

*follow this blog

*"like" the Night's Vision page at
This one applies to new likes only

*follow me on twitter at

*share this with your friends!

after you've done this leave a comment here on this entry stating which things you've participated in...and please don't forget to leave an email address or way for me to contact you. I will enter your name one time for each of these things.

On Thanksgiving day I will throw all the entries into a hat and have one of my family members randomly pick the winner. The last entry will be accepted at 12 noon PST on Nov 23. This is my first giveaway so please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to do more in the future!

And don't forget if you have an Etsy account to favorite my shop if you'd like, also add me to your circles! I love connecting with people as much as possible. Night's Vision

I hope you all have many things to feel grateful for in you lives, I know times are tough for many of us.

Friday, November 11, 2011


At my last visit to my physical therapist I was given the green light to spend 20 to 30 minutes a day working on Art, sculpting,painting, etc. Twenty minutes is not a whole lot of time, but I knew I wanted to finish these ladies up first. I'd sculpted and inked these mermaids right before the pain kicked in from my back. The poor things just sat on my table the last few months waiting for me to heal. It took me a while, but I got them all painted, sealed and added their hardware. I originally intended for them to be pendants, but the more I look at them the more I realize they would also make great little ornaments. In fact I think I need to make one to hang from the rear view mirror in my car. I got them all listed in the last couple of days and wanted to show them to you. Click the images to be taken to the listings on Etsy. I wanted to price these at a lower point for the holidays so they could make an affordable gift. If you ever had a special request mermaid feel free to let me know.

Please keep an eye out here for a give away of my littlest mermaid pictured below. I wanted to do something to show how thankful I am that I have people that appreciate my art work and that when all is said and done I still have this wonderful outlet for expression...

Friday, October 14, 2011

I hate typing from my phone

I've started to write a blog post several times, but the longer I put it off the longer the story gets, so I'll just try to keep it short.

I have to apologize for being MIA for so long. On August 20th I began an adventure with the worst pain I have ever had in my life. Many Doctors appointments,ER visits, tests, and tears have ensued. The gist is this I have three herniated disks in my lumbar spine. The worst, which has been called "pretty impressive", is at L4 L5 and has seriously been impinging on the nerve causing pain all the way from my back to my foot on my left leg. For about a month the only thing I could do was lay on my stomach. I lost about 20 pounds during that time. Sitting was impossible. Where I am at now is that I can sit for short periods of time, but not in front of my computer or work table. I spend most of my time on my side watching tv. I am frustrated and bored! I try to get out every day and walk some to loosen everything up. I'm also in physical therapy now so I do those exercises. I am so full of drugs it's outrageous! On the 26th I am going to have a steroid epidural so hopefully that will help. If not the next step will be to talk about surgery. I hope I don't have to go there! Umm so that is the quick and dirty rundown. I'm sure at some point I'll be back to normal. Well as normal as I get.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspiration of the day-Pots

Every time I go to Home Depot I squee a little bit over this wall of colorful pots. I would love to have a bunch of these in every color all over my courtyard!

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Inner Fire Sacred Hearts Listed

I spent the better part of today (I guess technically it would be yesterday, but I have not slept yet) photographing and listing six Inner Fire Sacred Heart Pendants on Night's Vision on Etsy. One thing I'm finding interesting with these pieces of sculptural jewelry is that each batch I make has it's own personality which seems to reflect the mood or level of wellness I'm feeling at the time. This batch turned out big and bold for the most part. As I've fought through quite a bit of pain this week it seems to make me more determined to put something big and bright out into the world. 

Click here for listing Inner Fire Sacred Heart no. 1

Click here for Etsy Listing Inner Fire Sacred Heart Pendant or Brooch no.2

Click here for Etsy Listing Inner Fire Sacred Heart Pendant or Brooch no.3

Click her for Etsy Listing Inner Fire Sacred Heart Pendant no.4

Click here for Etsy Listing Inner Fire Sacred Heart pendant no.5

Click here for Etsy Listing Inner Fire Blackened Purple Heart Pendant
Don't forget to check out my facebook page if you get a chance and give us a like if you are so moved !

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Inspiration of the day-Bromeliad

This plant stopped me dead in the grocery store today/yesterday. Look at it's stripes!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inspiration of the Day- Artichoke Blossom

I'm always fascinated with the world around me and find so much inspiration everywhere I go. A lot of the times it's natural things, sometimes completely unnatural. I like things that make me gasp at their beauty or crack up at their absurdity the best. I try to take at least one picture a day of something that made me laugh or smile. It makes me happy to be able to grab my phone at any time and find a record of what was in my world on any given day. I highly recommend it. You should try it. I think I'm going to try to post a couple of them a few times a week. I'd love it if you shared yours with me in comments! Or post it in your own journal and leave a link so we can all check each others inspiration out!

The last few years I grew spectacular gardens that gave me so many moments of joy. I have a ton of pictures from them and they always make me smile! This year there were so many different forces at play in my life that I was unable to plant a garden at all. We were lucky that our artichoke plant came back ten times greater than last year. I've been a bit lazy and busy the last few weeks so we let several artichokes stay on the plant. They just started blossoming and I tell you those blooms stopped me in my tracks. When I look at them I feel breathless they hold such a strange beauty. I'm happy I can share them with you.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Listings

Yesterday I was lucky enough to get some energy and get off my butt! Ooops, actually I meant I was lucky enough to be at my mom's house and have some beautiful nature to use as a background for photographing my newest Night's Vision Poppet Pendants. Which led to giving me the opportunity to list these guys! I dropped off several at Charlotte's Web last week and the rest will be on the way to Air and Fire by Monday. So check out what's available at . Click the picture to be taken to the listing.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Little tiny skeletons dance through my head

Wow, it's been a while since I had time to sit down and write a blog entry. I don't know how much in the way or "writing" you're going to get from me right now either. I've been so busy, but for great reasons! I posted about my little Day of the Dead Poppet Pendants a while ago. I wasn't so sure about the first one I made, but then my beautiful friend Emelia bought it and posted a picture of herself wearing it. Lots of people liked it! Emelia owns a great store in Boulder Creek, Ca called Air and Fire and after a little talk we decided that I would send some Poppet Pendants to her to carry in her store! I'm also going to send some Sacred Heart Pendants. I'm really really excited about it.

A few days after that I went into a great shop in Livermore called Charlotte's Web wearing the previously mentioned Sacred Heart pendant and it sparked a conversation with the lovely owner and now as of next week Charlotte's Web will be carrying a few of  each type of pendant in both their Livermore and Berkeley locations!

So with both of these things in place AND wanting to have some of these on my Etsy shop it's been a very busy week here in ye old Redroom Studio. I haven't been feeling my best either, but I have been working every day and I am so happy with the results! A few of my standard sneak peek iPhone pics for now.

I love the violet flame one!
All nekkid before color. The mermaid sold before I had a chance to list it.

The "B" sides . Um am I dating myself?
I don't have any pictures yet of all the front sides yet.

On the other side of things my Grandmother passed Wednesday morning. I am going to miss her a great deal, but am relieved that she no longer has to live in pain and suffering. These things are really my inspiration and attraction with Day of the Dead imagery. I feel it is so important to remember and honor your direct family that has passed as well as all your ancestors. To me little things like these remind me to do that on a daily basis. Your relationships don't end, just change.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fellow Artists and Etsians

I want to take the time to introduce you to some of my favorite artists and crafters our there when I get a chance.

Today I want to tell you about a wonderful lady who makes gorgeous things. I was lucky enough to recieve one of her necklaces as a gift and I have to say I love it. So get clickin and check out Shadowofthegoddess on Etsy. You can also catch her at

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bleeding Love

I am really really close to finishing up my Geisha/Hannya doll (I guess I should give her a name sometime soon). All I need to do to finish her is put her kimono on, tie her obi, and put her hair decorations in. This could be done in an hour probably, so of course I'm procrastinating! When I got her to the point she's at now I somehow veered off into something completely different.

I've been obsessing with hearts lately. I started out with sculpting what was to become a Sacred Heart Pendant, and I love love loved how it turned out after painting. I was really excited and had taken it to the kitchen to show Cyd, somehow on the way back into the studio, graceful as ever, (a dancer you say?) I tripped over something and watched the necklace go flying clear across the room. It then proceeded to slide along the floor until it was way under the bed! I am still not sure what I tripped over. I'm pretty sure it was my own feet. Sadly the middle flame broke off. I was able to glue it back on but I would never try to sell it like that. On the bright side it became my necklace! I am quite fond of it. I am not fond of being such a klutz though!

A couple of days later I got the urge to start working on a pair of earrings that popped into my brain at 2:30 a.m. I really like these also. I call them "Bleeding Love". I wanted to give the impression that the hearts had been through the wringer and were pitted, beat up, cracked and drooping, and then added the chain and the red glass beads to look like blood drops, but to me they are also like tear drops. None of my jewelry is turning out to be the most delicate looking stuff in the world, but I am kind of liking that. What about you?

Click to see on Etsy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Keep calm

Wow, today has been a strange day for me. I decided this morning to finally make a page on Facebook for Night's Vision it would be awesome if you would LIKE it (clicky here) . I have been thinking about it for a while, but have been putting it off for some reason.

Cyd and I then went out to grab something to eat and then to haunt Michaels because they are starting to put Halloween stuff out. If I could spend all the months between now and Halloween looking at Halloween stuff every day I would squee and squee all over the place. That is always good for me because summer is sometimes rough on me emotionally. I always say I have reverse seasonal affective disorder. While we were out we discovered that something is on fire, like big time on fire. Most of Tracy is covered in smoke and near Michaels you could see ash swirling all over. The wind is really kicked up today, so that can't be good. Since it didn't seem like a good idea to be breathing all that smoke we came home.

There was a package on the doorstep when we got here. We both just kind of looked at it for a minute. Neither one of us has ordered anything lately because we just can't afford it right now. Maybe we were both suspicious the other had broken the pact. He reached down and grabbed it and said "Art Doll Quarterly". I said "omgitismydollgivemethat". I sent in a submission last August and have anxiously waited around the publishing time of each quarter to see if it would show up in the Show and Tell section. I am not a good waiter. I am not a calm send it out to the universer. I am a type A OCDish basket case a lot of the time. It has killed me not knowing what was going on. So I shook the whole time I opened it, thinking that there would be something inside telling me yay or nay, that I would finally be put out of my misery just to KNOW. My friends, there was not. There was just my beautiful doll and now I have a brain full of guesses. Did they decide they would never use it? Will it be in the August issue so they were able to send her home? Will the universe implode along with my brain? I guess I won't know for a few more weeks now.

Anyone who has been in ADQ know the way it works? 

Older close up picture of the lady in question

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day of the Dead Poppet Pendant

I had such a great day yesterday. Between the gorgeous day they were having in Santa Cruz, and the great company for dinner in Boulder Creek I don't think I could have asked for more. Of course a long day like that always exacts a little toll on my body and today I have been a bit sore all over and slightly cranky to be back in this horrible heat! A fish out of water indeed.

I did a bit of moping today and didn't think I would get anything at all done, but I got a bit of energy a few hours and managed to photograph and list the Day of the Dead Poppet Pendant on my Night's Vision Etsy Shop . It was a bit frustrating to take the photos and I am not really happy with them. I wish I hadn't gotten sick in the middle of that photography class!

I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit that sometimes receiving no feedback on my work can put me into a little bit of a depressive, and anxious state. I was hoping I would get some good views yesterday on my shop from the showcase spot I bought, but not even one little heart. I know it's a hard time for everyone these days, but that kind of thing does make you question yourself a bit. I've always figured my stuff isn't the norm but it's stuff that makes ME happy and there has got to be a few people out there in the world that have similar taste, no? Good thing I'm stubborn and don't plan on stopping what I do anytime soon. If anyone ever has any time I'd always always love to hear what you think! Thanks!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ocean and poppet pendants

I'm taking a break today. It has been a long time since Cyd and I have done something we really enjoy. So today, as I write, we're heading to Santa Cruz to wander around. Of course we will spend some time at the beach so I can get my fix if ocean. It's been way too long and I've been drying out way out here in the valley... Not to mention all the time we spent in Arizona. The desert is beautiful but I , somewhere deep in my bones, come from the water and seriously hope to return there someday. I know that sounds bizarre coming from someone that doesn't even really swim.

Yesterday I finished listing all the Milagros Poppets on my Etsy shop. Check them out they need some love. Actually they need new homes!

Since Poppets have been on my brain I had a new idea one night as I was going to sleep. Day of the Dead poppet pendants. Tiny little sculpted and hand painted necklaces. Here is an iPhone pic of the first one. It's a bit glarey.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Long poppets!

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Actually, I can believe it and only part of it's excusable. I've had a lot going on these past few months. I actually spent most of June away from home. I was with my family in Arizona as my Grandmother has been very ill and has begun hospice care at home. Cyd and I went with my mother to offer as much support for everyone that we could. I wish there was more we could do.

We brought my Mom's cutie dog Raven home with us because my mom will have to fly home. We hadn't been home but a few hours when I noticed something was wrong with her eyes. We still aren't sure what it was even after numerous vet visits, but finally after a cycle of prednisone and tons of eye drops she seems to be doing well again.

Before we left I'd been working on my Geisha/Hannya doll, but when we got back I haven't felt like working with he yet. Instead I went in a totally different direction and came up with a new series I am calling Milagros Poppets. I like the combination of different folk magic traditions, and I have some great Milagros to work with. After a few weeks I have ten new poppets that I am listing on Etsy tonight and tomorrow. Each one of them has had their fabric selected carefully to match with the Milagros I have chosen for them to wear on a chain around their neck. I've also made herb blends that correlate to go in with the stuffing. I added a pocket to the back of each one so that there was a place to further personalize them. They started off as a much simpler idea but as I work my dolls always start dictating what they want done. These were no different and I found they all had wonderful faces waiting to be brought out. At the moment I have Gambler's Luck, Happy Home, Money Draw, Breast Health, Day of the Dead/Ancestor Remembrance, Land Travel, Air Travel, Sacred Heart of Mary and Yemanja/Yemaya/Sea Goddess. In the future there will be a few more also. I started listing them tonight on Etsy. You can SEE THEM HERE under the Milagros Poppets section. Only three are up right now, but I think I will list the rest tomorrow. Here is a picture of most of them together.

Friday, May 27, 2011


I'm in the passenger seat headed into the beautiful country setting that is home to Mom. In between gaping at the scenery I'm sitting here blogging. It's been years since I've gotten to be the passenger. I'd developed the nasty habit of having to be in control all the time. Getting sick this year seems to have cured that and I've been riding shotgun for months now. I know I'll have to get back behind the wheel again soon lest I let my anxieties take over and decide never to drive at all. In the meantime I'm enjoying being able to calmly watch the world move by.

That is kind of the mind set I've been in lately and aside from brief neurotic moments of "oh my god you aren't doing anything why are you not doing anything NOTHING IS GETTING DONE!" I've been pretty alright with it. It has allowed me to work on my current doll with a certain calmness and confidence that leaves me pretty happy with the results. I may even be finished with her in a week or so. Here are a few sneak peak iPhone pictures of progress.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Plans for the Birthday Boy

I'm so excited, tomorrow is Cyd's birthday and we're going to Playland Not At the Beach. I have a serious love for vintage games and curiosities, as does my husbantypecreature just another reason we get along so well (when we're not bickering lovingly of course). He has always had a love of all different forms of magic and has just recently started to hone his skills in Magic and Mentalism. He's started a blog over at if anyone is interested. Writing is new for him, but I think it would be great for him to share some of his wonderful imagination with the world. There is bound to be tons of things to inspire all day tomorrow. We're going to Cafe Gratitude for his birthday meal to munch on some fabulous raw food goodness. Of course, the thing I'm really really excited about? I get to stop by Dick Blick Art Supply on the way there! That's enough to have me giddy for days! I'm going to have to be good and keep to a reasonable time limit since it's not my birthday being celebrated, but gosh I could spend hours in there. (yes I said gosh, I might add golly too). I'm hoping we both come home tomorrow night with a whole lot of inspiration and maybe a little extra push of energy to do something with it. Certainly feeling happy can do wonders for fighting fatigue. I hope everyone else is having an inspirational weekend.

So today I leave you with two things that have beautified my week.

My white roses are blooming and smell AMAZING!

The Jasminmonster taking over everything, which also smells AMAZING

Friday, April 29, 2011

What spilled out today

*I know this blog says Art Dolls and More, the more part is the part where I feel that I want to share the story of my existence as well as my art. So, I hope I don't bore you to death!*

It's been a rough week. For someone who is often waylaid by evil health boogie men, I never ever not even close to ever get used to it. It's been so beautiful out all I want to do is go out and start my yearly garden. After I plow through the mess from last years that is. All my body wants to do is be functional for about an hour and then go back to sleep! Silly body, doesn't it know that I have things to do? Besides all the fun stuff I'd like to do there are piles of things that have stacked up while I've been down. The thing is I am actually looking forward to tackling them since cleaning often sparks my creativity and stomps on the inertia that often keeps me from working on my art. All I can do right now is wait until the body decides it's had enough rest to give me some productivity. I'm sure it'll be any day now.

The health news is eh, I am not at the point where they'd call what's going on with me kidney disease just Microalbuminuria which my Dr thinks we can get back down. It had spiked pretty high from previous tests, but we'll see how that goes. I've been put back on regular insulin since my blood sugar is being very stubborn. I have never minded taking my night time shots of NPH but I have always always hated having to take fast acting insulin and deal with sometimes having to take shots in public. It's uncomfortable for me because i don't have any desire to give myself a shot in a dirty public bathroom. I usually try to take them discreetly at the table, but I've had that get really embarrassing and awkward due to some peoples ignorance. Not to mention all the carb counting and worry that I'm going to screw it up. That's okay though we do what we have to do, and I believe it makes me even more aware of what foods I'm putting in my body. So hopefully things will start to get better.

I have a referral in to an OB/GYN to discuss the possibility that the Essure implants that I have may be causing some of the symptoms I have developed over the last five years. I am not the physically strong person I used to be and I am in pain and completely fatigued almost all the time. Apparently this has happened to a lot of women that have had the Essure procedure done, so we'll see where that goes. It may require some surgery, but if it might help me start to feel like myself again it would be worth it.

In the meantime I've realized that I have to return the focus of my life intensely to my physical health for a while. I have a tendency to be very hard on myself over the things I am passionate about whether it be dancing or doll making or anything else. I am never happy with the amount of work I produce while I am struggling with other things. I always want to be able to throw my whole heart, body and soul into what I am doing, often at risk to the rest of my wellness. It's one of my lovely quirks. I think it will be very important for me right now to learn that little thing called balance. What a hard lesson to learn for someone who often lives to extremes. That seems to be the focus of the year. I've already admitted to myself that I can't currently be a belly dancer. That cut pretty deep. I am so grateful that I have another art that I love and can put my energies into.

On my foot I have tattooed "Meanwhile, I keep dancing" the second half of the quote "I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing." to constantly remind myself that no matter what life throws at me I have the ability to "keep dancing", and that's what I do.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I've started to get a little energy back over this past week and have done a little bit of work here and there. I've decided it's necessary to be gentle with myself for a while and no go crazy if only a little bit of work gets done here and there. Of course some of these dolls waiting to be born don't quite agree with me. We'll have to go ahead and see who wins. I know I'm not the only one that has arguments with my art work am I?

The current doll I am working on will eventually be a hybrid Geisha/Hannya. There are a lot of thoughts behind this doll. I'm not quite ready to discuss all of them at the moment. One thing I will say is any choices that I am making that aren't 100% accurate to Japanese culture have been weighed and balanced and I've made the choices for a reason, because they are part of this doll's story. I'm looking forward to when she starts to come together. Right now she's got a head, a Hannya mask, some feet and shoes. Here are a few rough iphone pictures for now. My iPhone likes to make my work look a bit sloppier than it actually is, just as a disclaimer :)

Mask, and Head sculpted and baked

Hannya painted

Feets! Geta not baked at this point.