Thursday, December 27, 2012

Have a Happy 2013!!


2012 is just about done and I for one am looking forward to a fresh new start, welcome 2013!
HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
Best Wishes,
Rosanna

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

ETSY WEEKEND SALE!!

From Saturday November 24th through Monday November 26th   all items in my ETSY shop on sale!!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy shopping,
Rosanna

Friday, November 9, 2012

Little Monster Update!

Here's my newest One of a Kind little Monster that will be up on my Etsy store tomorrow.
It is sky blue and cream with black and red details. It is 11.5 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. 
Sewn cloth body with a polymer clay sculpted face and tiny sculpted skull. The face is painted in washes of acrylics. Also has a black strip with a metal loop on its back to display on a wall. 
With the temperatures finally dipping below 80 I will be making more art throughout the next few months so stop by soon!-Rosanna



     

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Monster Mash Group Show!!




Hi everyone, Monster Mash is tomorrow night at Bear and Bird Gallery!! The show is from October 5th through November 17.  I hope you all have a chance to check out and support your local South Florida artists at this event. I have my little Blue Monster at the show and the pink one was a custom cutie made for a friend. I am trying to finish a few more for my Etsy shop, so if you like them let me know.

Have a great weekend!!
Rosanna
                                             

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Fairy Pixie babies in my ETSY shop!

 Here they are! 3 new fairy babies ready for you to take home. 

One of a kind Teal blue fairy/pixie baby with pale skin and white hair.
All babies are an approx. 6 inch one of a kind art doll. The head is hand sculpted from a blend of polymer clays then baked over an armature. It is then painted with oil paints and acrylic washes to give it a natural muddied baby skin tone. Hand dyed tibetan lambs wool is then applied lock by lock for the hair. The body is soft cotton that has been weighted and swathed in different layers of cotton and gauze that I have hand dyed. The baby wears Teal and is adorned with feathers, a sea shell, natural fibers and twine. 

OPTION:If you would like this baby to be a girl please specify and I will be happy to add flowers and Swarovski crystals on the side of the head. 

 

One of a kind Pastel pink and blue fairy/pixie baby with long blonde hair and pale fair skin with blushing.
She wears pastel colors and is adorned with feathers a sea shell natural fibers and twine. She also wears a cream colored rose with white berries sprinkled with Swarovski crystals and clear beads on the side of her head. 



One of a kind Nature fairy/pixie baby with auburn/brown hair. Her skin is a more natural skin tone that has been blushed with oil paints and washes of acrylics.
She wears fall colors and is adorned with feathers a sea shell natural fibers and twine. She also has purple flowers, orange yellow and purple berries sprinkled with Swarovski crystals on the side of her head. 


The doll is not removable from the blanket. It can be displayed as is, or hung from its cord from a hook or a little branch.
It will arrive with an adorable one of a kind certificate as well.

SORRY FOR THE POOR PICTURE QUALITY MY CAMERA IS BROKEN AND ALL PICTURES WERE TAKEN WITH PHONE. I will update this week with better photos this week;)
 IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. PLEASE CONVO ME FOR THE EXACT SHIPPING PRICE.
CLICK THE SIDE BAR TO GO TO MY ETSY SHOP.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rosanna

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sneak Peak at Monster Mash Show

  Here's a sneaky little peek at some of my monsters for fall! The sad little blue monster guy is going to the Bear and Bird Gallery MONSTER MASH Show!! I will debut them both on October 5th. 
The peachy pink guy is already spoken for but if you happen to like how they look and would like to buy one I am making several to put in my Etsy shop on October 5th in celebration of the 
Monster Mash show and Halloween!! 







****I will also be adding some fairy pixie babies in my Etsy shop this weekend so stop by!****
Happy September everyone see you soon!!
Rosanna

Monday, July 30, 2012

Red Riding Hood


ADO Challenge Met!!
Here she is, My version of Little Red Riding Hood.
Her hands and feet dirty from the hunt! She wears her trophy proudly. No longer afraid, she stalks the forest for her next prize!






Sorry for the picture quality I still need to buy a camera but I will get better pics eventually. She's around 8 inches tall kneeling and would be around 14 inches tall standing. Completely hand sculpted one of a kind art doll and sculpted wolf skull. (In private collection)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Don't Mess with Red!

Here's a peek at my WIP of Little Red Riding Hood for an ADO challenge on fairytales. I gave her the face of a painted warrior. Her hair is still in the first phase, I just wanted to get a feel for the tribal look. I cant wait to get her fleshed out and do the costuming. I want my version of Red to feel brave and empowered after slaying her fear! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Work

During summer its difficult for me to sculpt because of the high temperature and crazy humidity so I paint, sketch and draw instead. Here are a few quick pieces I worked on for July. I love the simplicity of charcoal on cardboard. 






I do have a sculpt in the works for an ADO challenge coming along very slowly but should be completed by the end of July. 

Thanks for stopping by!!
Rosanna

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Summer Everyone!!
I hope you are all ducking the heat wave! Here's a quick commission I just completed. She wanted an illustration style portrait. I was so happy to hear that she loved it!! The details of the shadows don't show on this photo. Sorry for picture quality, I used my phone. I didn't have a camera on me as I was packing it up I realized I hadn't taken a final photo.



                                         
I'm heading to the west coast for some R&R. I need to recharge my batteries and surround myself with water! As soon as I return I will be sharing some new work.

Have a great weekend!!!
Rosanna

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Muse!

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day.
I consider myself very fortunate to have my mom and my grandma with me to laugh, talk about life and eat our favorite foods while we celebrate another Mother's Day together.
Onto some artwork-


Hi everyone, I wanted to introduce you to my little muse. I have been working with this character for many years now and I decided it was time to bring her out of the shadows. Here she is wearing a black long wig(she has many colors and styles) and one of her favorite hats. She has been the quiet inspiration for many of my projects, stories and designs. She has some wear and tear on her so I am considering a remake in order to preserve her. Maybe this time I will make her a little bit larger and in a stronger clay. 
I hope you all have a creative muse of your own but if not I hope mine can inspire you to make one soon;)

         
Rosanna

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Surprise Redecorating!!!

I was inspired to do something creative for someone special in a different way so I did some decorating!
It was a Surprise Remodel/decorating done in a week and on a tight budget for someone that my family knows has had some hard times and really deserves it! With the help of family we painted walls, painted grout lines, changed sliding doors to French doors, changed lighting, added window treatments and redecorated this place to give it a cozy and charming look and all in a week!!
All the furniture used, except for 3 pieces, was already existing in the house.
I purchased EVERYTHING else at Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Home Goods and the sofa and ottoman slipcovers at Ikea! I donated a used coffee table and refinished it to match the other wood tones.

Without the expense of the french doors the whole project had to come in under $1000.
This is the part where you hit up friends and family for a donation!!
That figure included trim molding, concrete stain, 5 gallons of blue paint and brushes and rollers, all lighting-chandelier, kitchen lighting and 2 lamps, a large sea grass rug and 2 smaller rugs, 2 sets of closet doors, 2 double rod iron drapery rods with 8 curtains total, picture frames, tablecloth, plates, utensils, napkin rings and napkins, flowers, throw pillows, sofa and ottoman covers, a side chair, a buffet table and large mirror, a custom built shelf(by me) and black metal knobs for the kitchen, new kitchen towels, a pitcher full of kitchen utensils as well as a few candles and accessories. And a fridge and pantry full of food!(thanks Gio)
Heres are some photos. If you want to see more of the details check out my flickr page on my side bar.
living room and dining room after
New grout color too



Kitchen After
The biggest transformation for me was the floor, after painting the grout it looked like a new place.
Phew!
I'm sure some of you thrifty, savvy decorators out there could have done it for less but I only had a week to get it all done and we all loved how it turned out!! It was a lot of work and a lot of fun especially when the person you do it for has no idea of what they are coming home to!!

p.s. she came home and said she was so happy to see all of the changes she had never thought of doing and that now she feels her spirit lifted and re-inspired!


Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have had any projects you've tackled
in a short time!
Rosanna




Thursday, March 15, 2012

Completed Paper Cottage!

Here's the finished Paper Cottage. Well, its actually the "Foamboard, paper and caulk Cottage" but I think "Paper Cottage" sounds better. This type of house is more advanced than a shoebox house but still simple enough to be done in a weekend and is great for fairy folk, miniature dolls or even as a diorama.
The fairies are checking out!
Have a great week

Rosanna

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Making Miniatures!!

What do you get when you combine a day with Ron Mummert(Ron's Miniature Shop) and these materials....

FOAMBOARD
CAULK

TEXTURED PAPER You get a really simple way to make a dollhouse exterior!!

I'm old school when it comes to making things, especially miniature houses, meaning I use a lot
of wood, paper clay, plaster, real stone and brick. This was a refreshing alternative, Ron showed that using these simple materials could still make a convincing textured exterior.
Thanks Ron, it was lots of fun!!
I will post the completed house this week after I paint it and add some greenery.
-Rosanna

Monday, March 5, 2012

My New Sculpting Class at CraftArtEdu!


Hi everyone!
I'm excited to share my new online sculpting class with you.
A while back I was asked by Donna Kato, the creator of Kato Clay and founder of CraftArtEdu to come up with a class that people who couldn't take one of my classes in person could still learn and get a personal experience.

I wanted to offer my students a character class that isn't too difficult or expensive with step by step instructions.
In this intermediate sculpting class, I will teach you how to make two "mature" ladies, the Serious Granny and the Smiling Granny Bust. Learn how to breathe life and expression into these ladies as you sculpt, paint, wig, clothe, and create the stands on which they will sit.
Includes 15 page downloadable handout.

To make the class even more enjoyable and easier to complete, I only used supplies that can
be easily found at Michaels, Joanne's or most craft supply stores. This class is also very forgiving and so much fun! With just a few basic supplies and my help, you will create
a one of a kind work of art.

Check out my free preview over at CraftArtEdu.
I hope you enjoy the class!!
Rosanna

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!


Just a quick hello to all of my friends. I hope you all have a great Valentines Day.
Here's a little fairy wishing you all lots of love!!

I'm off to get red velvet cupcakes!
Rosanna

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Time for a new fairy baby!!



Hi everyone, January has blown by and February is pushing through so its time for another
Fairy Baby!
This little sweetie pie has teal blue hair and a cream and teal blue blanket. It will be listed this Friday in my Etsy shop so you can take it or its brother or sister home with you for Valentine's day! If you would like it to be a little girl I will be happy to add the little flowers on the side of the head, just drop me a note.

Have a great Wednesday!

Rosanna

Saturday, January 21, 2012

BABIES ARE ON ETSY!

The 2 fairy sweeties are now in my ETSY store and ready to go to their new homes with you!
If you live outside of the US and want to purchase them please feel free contact me for shipping costs.

I will only be making 18 more babies.
I have several projects and commissions, so if you like them please don't wait too long to get one.

ALSO
I was invited by the amazing Donna Kato to teach an online class at Craftedu and we came up with something whimsical and unique or all of you out there.
I will give you all of the details on Monday!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two more fairies going to Etsy this weekend!!


Hi everyone!
I hope you have all been having a wonderful January. The weather here is finally back to normal, 77 degrees,(which is great for sculpting!) after a few days of cold weather. Cold in Florida means 40's and 50's. Here are my newest fairy babies that will be up on Etsy this weekend. I wanted to give my friends a peek before they go to my Etsy shop.

They are approx. 6 inches tall polymer clay head and soft weighted body. I use different shades of clay for the different types of fairies. They have been painted with heat set oils. They are adorned with shells, feathers, moss and sometimes flowers and crystals. The fabrics and hair are all hand dyed and each and everyone is a handmade original that can be hung by the top of the cord or placed anywhere you want.

Here they are!
The first one is a Nature fairy baby and it is swaddled in a creamy tan color head dress and wrapped in a forest green blanket, this baby has brown hair.
The little girl is a Flowering Tree fairy in cotton candy colors with vibrant pink hair, white head dress, pink flower and pink blanket.




Thanks for visiting!!
Rosanna

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

ETSY SHOP NOW OPEN!!


MY ETSY SHOP IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!
I have had many requests for my fairy/pixie babies but until now you could only
purchase them at benefit auctions or win one as a gift.

I am happy to announce that I will be offering them and accepting commissions
for them on my ETSY STORE!

The first one has been reserved by Rosa and she has requested similar colors to a
previous one I made.

One of a kind fairy/pixie babies.
They are approx. 5.5 inch tall. The head is hand sculpted from a blend of polymer clays then baked over an armature. It is then painted with oil paints and acrylic washes to give it a natural muddied baby skin tone. Hand dyed tibetan lambs wool is then applied lock by lock for the hair. The body is soft cotton that has been weighted and swathed in different layers of cotton and gauze that I have hand dyed.
The doll is not removable from the blanket.
It can be displayed as is or hung from its cord from a hook or a little branch.
It will arrive with an adorable one of a kind certificate as well.

***If you contact me you can customize your fairy/pixie babies
hair color : white,blonde, brown, red and black
Freckles or none
Flowers and crystals will be added onto the side of the head for little girls upon request.
I cannot reproduce my dolls but I can make a similar color combo.

They make great gifts for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, baptisms, baby showers, and
any time you want to give a unique handmade gift.

I hope you visit my shop soon

kindest regards,
Rosanna