Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Pumpkin Princess!

I created this Pumpkin Princess Art Doll for a "pumpkin auction" at the school I teach. Each class is given 2 funkins to decorate for the auction at our Fall Fest...The money raised goes to the teachers to use for classroom supplies :) When the time came for me to donate her, my son became very upset. "You cann't donate her to St. Matthew's! Donate her back to yourself!!!" my 3 year old cried as big tears rolled down his face! He had become just as attached to this Pumpkin Princess as I had. I came home and talked it over with my husband and we decided if the bid wasn't high enough, we would bid on her and consider it a donation to the school.. so, at the end of the auction, my husband did put in the high bid and we took her back home. I have to admit, it felt strange "buying' my own art but I really wanted her back;) I decided to give her to my mom for her birthday. My son and I knew my mom would take care of our Pumpkin Princess and we could visit her anytime!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Creepy Bake Sale Cookies

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Originally uploaded by ElizabethBonura
Anyone who knows me, knows I usually don't bake anything unless it's polymer clay. So the fact that I volunteered to make cookies for my son's school's fall fest bake sale is a big deal! The only way I could get excited about baking cookies was to find something that was "sculpted" as in these Severed Finger Cookies. I thought it was a great idea and CJ (my son) seemed to like it OK (although he suggested stars, I went with fingers...) Well, apparently I should have listened to him because he freaked out when he saw the "blood" on the fingers! "What is THAT???? I don't like it! Take it off!" *sigh* My third graders thought they were neat but I guess the severed finger cookies are not appropriate for preschooler! Now I know... Of course I still have to face the other moms at the bake sale. I wonder if they will even put the cookies out? Do at least get credit for trying????

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This OOAK polymer clay pop-up puppet art doll was inspired by Gregory Maguire's book "Wicked, The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" The doll was created during a doll retreat with the members of CTADS and TAODA with instructor Marilynn Huston.

This is the first pop-up puppet that I have created and I LOVE IT!!! It is such a fun piece and I love that it actually moves up and down :) It looks great hanging on the wall or it can be held up with a doll stand.

This pop-up puppet is NOT a toy. It is an original art piece and is not intended for play. No molds were used in the sculpting process.

Materials; ProSculpt Brown, 8mm glass eyes, purple mohair, black satin, black crushed velvet, black boa, small gold beads, perlEx powders...