Friday, September 14, 2007


Introducing Violet. She is completely inspired by the notoriously accident prone children by Edward Gorey. Halloween is coming around the corner. So I thought I would make some ugly little nasty children. Gloomy little children is one of my old favorite themes. I love movies like, Village of the Damned (1960), The Bad Seed (1956), The Good Son (1993) and Lord of the Flies (1963 version). Certainly children are wonderful, but the nasty ones are just so much more interesting.

Violet has a needle sculpted head with paperclay hair. She has a rag doll type body, but is a little top-heavy due to the clay. So I may have to change her legs later, but I 'll wait until after the clay dries and it loses some of the water weight. I used liquid paperclay to cover her face so it will match her hair.

Stay tuned for more pictures of Violet (you know if you add an "n" to her name, you'll get an idea of just what her disposition truly is).

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Katie said...

I love Edward Gorey. I can't wait to see the dolls!

Sharon-NZ said...

now thats clever, she looks very interesting cant wait to see her finished

hugs sharon - nz

thecoppermouse said...

Thank you. I can't wait to see her finished either.