Here are some images of items that I am working on at the moment. I have mentioned before that I don't do drawings of the pieces that I create. I have found that if I design it first that I am held, no trapped, in finishing the piece "the way it should be". There are also the engineering problems that arise. How do I attach the back of the case while still being able to dress the the figure and paint the background. I am figuring this out at the moment with two very large portrait rattles that I am working on. There are no pictures of them because I forgot to bring them down to photograph.
This large brass shade will be turned into a parade lantern. On the left are four figures with their own treat pails. I have to paint the heads, build up the bodies with batting, and then dress them. I am in the process of figuring out the background and how to attach it so that each side is recessed but the interior will allow a battery operated tea light to be inserted. Oh, I forgot... there is the handle to sort out as well. There is a lot of behind the scenes work for each piece going on. The way I work is more like solving a puzzle, when the puzzle is solved the piece is finished.
This large head is resting on a paper covered wire tree. The finished piece will be a costumed figure holding a Hallowe'en tree all ready for the future owner to decorate.
The last picture shows some of the heads ready to be sanded and painted.
I must get back to work.