Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Aissa 2.0

Originally created in 2012, Aissa came back to Studio Bliss for a refresher.
She has a new re root of beautiful auburn curls, New eye chips and body and new carving and face-up.
She also received new Jewelry Grade Pulls with semi precious gemstones. I love her radiant new look and I hope she brings joy to my dear friend LaRose.

Aiisa wears a jumper set by Sugar mag.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gnowee, Aboriginal Sun Goddess Now available on Etsy

Fresh back fro Australia, Gnowee is now available in the Etsy Shop


Originally created for the Once Upon A Blythe Exhibition in Melbourne, Australia at the Auguste Clown Gallery. The theme for the show was Fairies and Folklore. Since the Gallery show was in Australia, I wanted to honor the continents indigenous peoples the Aborigines. They have a tradition deep in folklore and tales told during what is called Dream Time, one of these tales is of a woman called Gnowee.
The Sun Goddess of the Wotjobaluk Indigenous people of Southeast Australia. 

The Tale of Gnowee
Gnowee lived on the earth at a time when the sky was dark and people used torches to see their way. One day while she was gathering yams, her baby son wandered away. With a huge torch, Gnowee set off in search of her son, but she could not find him. She continues to search, lighting the whole sky with her torch as she searches for her son. It is said that if she ever finds her son, the world would be plunged into eternal darkness.

Gnowee is an original Takara Blythe Heather Sky on an Authentic Pure Neemo S Flection Body.
She has been carefully airbrushed a golden brown complexion with a shimmering golden couture.
Her carving reflects her Aboriginal heritage and her face-up and body work were applied using Artists Chalk Pastels and Mica Powders. Her face and body are been adorned with traditional Aboriginal Dot Paintings.

~Gnowee's Hair
She has a hand dyed soft Alpaca ombre reroot in a medium brown to a gradient coppery blonde.
~Gnowee's Custom Eyes 
Front gaze: Almond Doll Hand painted in Earth and Sea. 
Left gaze: Sabparos Realistic blues regular pupil. 
Right gaze: Sabparos Realistic in blue shine with large pupil.
Her Lids have a subtle golden shimmer adorned with traditional Aboriginal Dots and accentuated with lush lashes.
She has sleep eyes and has gaze lift.
~Gnowee's Pulls
Her Jewelry Grade Amulet Pulls are of Tiger's Eye, a member of the quartz gemstones with a radiant golden to red-brown colour, with a silky luster. This is a powerful stone that aids with harmony and balance, and helps to release fear and anxiety.
Traditionally carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give courage, self confidence, and strength of will. Her beads consist of two styles of rich wooden hand carved beads, Golden filigree minis beads, Gold flecked glass and Smokey Quartz beads on brown satin ribbons. 
~Gnowee's Clothing
She wears a buttery soft leather headdress adorned with delicate gold chains and leather straps. Her sarong is made of cotton fabric printed with a Dancing Spirit Aboriginal Pattern with a brown leather fringed belt. Her jewelry consists of golden arm bands, bracelets and an anklet. 

Her stand is made of Birch Wood depicting the red rocks and bush lands of South East Australia. In hand is her torch which LED flames flicker and glow beneath a mystical metal halo. The battery operated LED lights have an On/Off button on the stand. 

Gnowee comes with a signed adoption booklet detailing her story, work done and photos. She is for the adult collector only and is strictly an art doll. Due to her delicate finish she should always be handled with great care as to not damage her finish. Since she is a customized doll be aware that she is not factory perfect

Jaelyn, Custom Takara Blythe Lacrosse Goalie

Custom Commissioned Little Lacrosse Goalie. 
The client wanted a mini version of his daughter who graduated from High School with a College Lacrosse Scholarship. It was a fun challenge to bring the vision for little Jaelyn to life but so much fun. 
I hand sculpted the Lacrosse stick and sewed in the netting and even added a ball and racquet details, custom painted helmet with the help of my talented husband, created a completely custom uniform with shoes and shin guards and all proper emblems, hand dyed rerooted Alpaca hair, hand painted eye chips, carved features and piercings and completed with a diorama field stand with turf and Goalies Net.
I was also so honored and lucky enough to be able to hand deliver this little one to her new owner as she was going away to college. I never get the opportunity to deliver and meet my clients in person since they are mostly international and/or in other states so this was a real treat for me to see her reaction. 

SImone, Custom Beautiful Brown Blythe Middie

Introducing Simone, a Custom Commissioned Takara Middie Blythe Q Tea Party on a Pure Neemo XS Flection Body. She has been carfully airbrushed a yummy milky chocolate color. She has a super soft black Suri Alapaca Mohair Wig by Sleeping Elf and a pair of my signature hand painted eye chips in a pretty sparkling hazel. She has lush lashes and shimmering pink lids. She has a very delicate carving and pretty pink contoured face-up with whispy brows.   This special little Middie was a Custom Commission and is ready to head to her new home in Texas.  

Simone is wearing a hand knitted Green Jumper and Pink Dress by Aveuch