Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The First MRSBO Orphan Trading Card on Etsy

The time has come to take a few weeks off from dollmaking. The old gray battery needs to recharge, but in the meantime, I am making some orphan trading cards. The first one I made is a little sea critter named Gil.

It measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches. It is an original graphite illustration on card stock of a really ugly little orphan up for adoption at Mrs. Blathersby's Orphanage for the Unattractive and Mentally Unsound (MRSBO).


Gil's story:

"He's an abomination belched up from the darkest depths of the ocean!" is how the sailor described the poor little chap as he ran screaming away from the orphanage.

Gil has been with us now for roughly three years. He enjoys sitting in the sink and eating pretzels. The sisters just adore him and love taking him for walks on dreary days outside the orphanage.

Purchase Gil here.


Dixie Redmond said...

What a great idea, Melisa - your characters lend themselves very well to trading cards. :-)

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thank you Dixie! :)