Sunday, March 6, 2011

Heavy Metal




I simply had to post the second doll that I finished. As you can see she has quite the metal jacket! Thought it too funny to add nipple rings. lol Her goggles were made from a watch band that seemed to work perfectly. The wheels I found in the doll house section of Hobby Lobby. It almost makes her look more Civil Warish! More like canon wheels! lol



Her wings quite adorned with more metallic options of bells and whistles. It's how she rolls!



She wouldn't be complete with out a key to wind her up!

I also finished making several medallions.


This one was just too whimsical!



I also decided to work on some ATC's for a trade and the theme was love. I was still in the metal mood with the background treatment. I used the metallic tape onto a card and then used one of my lino block pieces as a basis for a rubbing the design to be impressed into the piece. Afterwards I used black acrylic paint and covered the entire piece and wiped it leaving the color in the recessed areas.




In between being a metal smith, I did get back to quilting and finished this one up for Mary. These are the colors that I want to work with in my bedroom.









I also got one of Suzan's quilts finished. Such a variety of fabrics!


Well time now to regroup as I know I will be working on the floor in the studio soon, so I shall hang up my torch and goggles, needles and threads, and switch to carpentry skills.

17 comments:

Angela said...

You have been busy! Your Doll is STUNNING !! :)

Carola Bartz said...

The doll is amazing and looks so sassy!! I love her, she's great.

Mya said...

Love the goggles on her head, and those quilts are beautiful. I know very little about steam punk work but these two gals are surely geared up for something.

Diane said...

OH My goodness--I LOVE your creative spirit--the doll--wonderful!!!

Pam said...

Dolls are so cute. Well maybe cute isn't a heavy metal term but I do like them. Quilts are amazing.

PeggyR said...

I love everything that you have been doing! WOW!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Your Heavy Metal doll is fabulous! The hat and goggles make her! As does you beautiful designing hands!
Blessings ~ Katie

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You are on an amazing journey and I so love your dolls and medallions...stunning! Thank you for sharing! Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Deborah said...

Wow, you've been really busy! The doll is spectacular as are your medallions!

Lei said...

My goodness you are talented in so many areas! Thanks so much for stopping by, and for voting - and you know what? I was wrong. The voting is open until tomorrow night. So if you really want to vote on 25 other computers for me tomorrow, I would be so super thrilled! THANKS!

Katie said...

Wow! First, what a beautiful quilt. I'm loving blues these days. And your doll is so fun--you're right, I do see Civil War a bit! ha! Really great art on your blog. Thanks for visiting me!

La Minomalice said...

Hello! Your doll is very originally. I like different creations.

I greeting from Spain
Ana.

Pattyskypants said...

Those medallions are COOL!!! I was looking at my latest Amy Butler quilt -- I'm perplexed about how to quilt it -- and wondered what YOU would do with it. Anyhoo, LOVE the quilts!! xxoo Patty

Ms Lilypads said...

That doll is a knockout!!!

Micki said...

The doll is stunning, and I love all of your metal work. Enjoyed seeing your quilting too. It seems we have a lot in common!
Micki

morningDove said...

you have been a busy lady, love the medallions and dolls all geared up with no where to go but out, lol.

Karen Mallory said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! (Karensdollsandstuff)
You do so many things. Love your little Steampunk cannon girl! She is wild. Your quilt with all the feather quilting is fab. I will keep practicing my feathers!
hugs Karen