I FINALLY opened the dreaded kiln - the first high firing kiln trying out the new slip. I was prepared for anything! A huge melted lump of doll limbs, exploded doll parts... But all I found were perfectly fired pieces - yay, yay - YAY! Super happy with this new porcelain, it actually feels like a better quality of porcelain since the pieces held their shape so well! AND it is easier to work with.
The first BUG is now porcelain, so I know what size she will be now - 14,5 cm tall.
So happy with her - she is super cute!
Also in the kiln were the first Micro Mylings. This one is the unicorn version.
Micro Myling is 10,5 cm tall.
More soon, have to shop for porcelain paint & doll eyes for new dolls! See you!
I don't know if the snow melted or was blown away! This was my walk to the studio today. Nice!
I'm working on a huge pile of soft-fired dolls, cleaning them before high-firing. I have to get as much as possible into each kiln, since the cost of firing is super high. So, nothing new to show yet - but soon, hopefully!
I finally completed this set of twins, they have been lying around bald for months! They starr in my mini comic that I've been working on since January. I never seem to have any time to work on the comic though - so we'll see when that is completed...
The Honeycomb Twins are special cases dolls (or doll) - cobbled together from less than perfect dollparts - and so they will be staying with me... (Yay!) I decided to complete them in spite of being "flawed", showing what I can do with the conjoined twin Myling sculpt when it is painted.
One of the twins has a tiny crack in her head, it got snagged on the kiln shelf during the high temperature firing. I would never sell a doll like that although it doesn't make her more fragile, and is really only a flaw in her beauty. I decided I wanted to accent the crack rather than hide it - so I painted it to look like she hurt herself and gotten a bruise. I'm fascinated by the effect!
The dolls that I end up keeping are often special cases - one leg might be shorter or some other "flaw". And, ofcourse, they are always the ones that I love the most!
The Honeycomb Twins' name come from the open eyed twins' eyes that remind me of honey... Wonder what their first names will be? If they need them - they are one entity after all.
EDIT: With the help of my lovely friend Monika Viktoria I decided to give them first names! She made me think of calling these twins "one entity" - I realized they never were! How silly of me.
it's been too long. I missed my blog! February and March haven't been that creative for me, I was sick for a week and also had a lot of day-job work. I DID manage to complete the molds for my "BUG", and last week tried them out! So exciting - she will be amazing, I think!
Here she is, just cast and drying out.
When I was at home sick with a cold/flu I had some fun with my photos over on Society 6 to cheer me up, and even managed to make a new print for Spoonflower! I'm still waiting for the test swatch, but hope to list new fabrics on Spoonflower soon!
Breath Mint Mug and iphone case- available on Society 6.
Today I opened a kiln with the first soft-fired batch of Micro Mylings - they will be cleaned starting next week. All seems to be going well with the new casting slip!
Also today I listed a "Blå" on Etsy - she is my first Blå ever completed, and I really love her. But can't keep them all - so she is looking for a new home! Check her out!
I haven't actually sold a "Blå" yet. Wish I could tell you how they feel, holding them! They have the funniest little chubby bodies - so happy with this sculpt. Maybe that's why I haven't parted with one yet?
Here are some more photos from the past days/weeks!
Visiting my friend Karin (pictured), who (of course) has her very own Myling!
Got my first set of Col-Erase pencils - yay!
Took some time to take a walk...
That's about it! Apart from all the secret drawing of characters and story-making and planning things that I NEVER share online - yet! But someday, maybe..