Friday, December 28, 2012

The Ways of the Shaman

A commission Piece I made back in October. It was a Christmas gift so it had to be kept secret until now!
I absolutely love this piece! It holds a very special place in my heart.


The Ways of the Shaman
Parwyn Barwell (Pixie Shaman apprentice) & Meargorn (Troll Shaman)




Ksheyna.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Seasons 2012 ~ A Troll for each season ~ Finished!


Well they have been quite a while in the making but they are all now finished! Perhaps a new years resolution? not to leave the Season's Fay to the very end of the year? ....... . . . 

For all those that have been asking and waiting, I thank you for your patients! The Seasons Trolls will go up on Etsy at the start of January 2013


Autumn 2012

Winter 2012

Spring 2012

Summer 2012
Ksheyna.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter & Spring Trolls 2012

I'm not doing to bad for time... and these two are almost finished. I only have a few more touches left to add but that can wait until I have Summer ready..

There will be more photos when the Season set is complete.





Ksheyna.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

WIP ~ Season Trolls

First lot of blushing is done and they now have their soft bodies!!

Time for costuming!!

Summer


Winter


Spring



Dark Wood Troll Maiden ~ Dreawyn

All Finished!!

Well after finishing Dreawyn I have to say that she is officially my favorite!!!!

Troll Maiden, a Lady of the forest. Also known as a Hulder (a seductive forest creature found in Scandinavian folklore) or Skogsfru (Norwegian folklore)

A hulder is said to be a stunningly beautiful naked woman with long hair and an animal's tail. A Skogsfru is said to be a deeply attractive woman that has either a hollow back or a tree stump on her back.
Said to be generally kind but are also known to be malicious.

Inspirited by the Skogsfru of Scandinavian folklore, with branches growing from her head and hollow bark covered back.







Ksheyna.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

WIP Dark wood Troll Maiden

My Dark wood Troll Maiden is going to be my piece for the IADR Gothic Show. She is coming together slowly. I am currently working on her sleeves, they will be made up of individual leaves of the same silk as her dress and under skirt. Then I will start on her hair, I am going to use a dark auburn to match her under skirt, she will also have branches in her hair. 
I might add more touches to her skin once she is dressed and wigged.... not sure at this point...


Hand made branched growing from her back.
Each branch can be bent and twisted to any position.


Arranging the Silk under skirt



Ksheyna.

Autumn Troll 2012

Well the year is (not so slowly) coming to an end, so I really need to get busy!!
 I have stopped taking custom orders for art doll wings and there will more then likely not be any new ones up till Jan next year... Time to get to work and finish off my Dark wood and seasons Trolls so thats 4 dolls in what? 5 weeks? Thankfully Autumn is finished and my Dark wood Troll Maiden is almost finished, the other 3 Trolls are all sculpted. So I just need to costume and wig them...

My Autumn Troll for 2012 

 



Ksheyna.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nightswood Doll Making Class - Nov 2012

After so many requests... Nov 10 -11 was the very first doll making class/workshop at Nightswood.
Two days of mischief and quite a lot of lollies!!! It was a wonderful weekend and I am so very proud of my students and their new little friends! 

Class Photo


My little chap playing dress up in 'his' new scarf!! .... looks quite a lot like my new scarf.. but .. anyway..

Ksheyna.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

WIP ~ A Troll for each season!

Along side the private commission (and everything else) I have been working on my Seasons fairies.. which this year are Trolls!!

Summer


Winter


Spring


Autumn

More to come soon!!

Ksheyna.

The month that was.. October.. Pendants and ACEO Cards

Little Fairy wing Pendants by Nightswood. Something a little bit fun and new to make.
My Pendants are available in my etsy shop.




Something else thats a bit fun and new for Nightswood, ACEO cards.




More cards can be found here..  

Ksheyna.

The month that was.. October.. Fairy Dragons with eggs!

Nesting Dragons!! Such sweet little ones, all curled up with their eggs awaiting for the day they hatch!




 The Golden Blossom Fairy Dragon. She is finally finished!
Lounging on curled tree roots, this little fairy dragon watches as tiny flowers bloom around her.


Ksheyna.

The month that was.. October.. + The Goblin Queen.

  Time flies!!!!....
..
Well now, October has been quite a busy month around here. Between working on a private commission, fairy dragons, new pendants, aceo cards, Trolls (four of them) and a goblin queen costume.... I have had very little time to spare....

My Goblin Queen. For the Trick or Treat Kidz Fest at Barwon Park Mansion.
Talk about leaving things to the very last minute.. There was more then a few late nights sewing (and a bit of late night sculpting for the mask) It was all worth it in the end.. well at least I think it was :)

It was inspired by Lamia's green dress from the movie Stardust.

Goblin Queen Mask & Wings WIP







Everything except the hair was made by myself. The Elflocks were from Woodland Wild

Me as the Goblin Queen


Ksheyna.
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