Also note the Punkin Ale above. These custom werewolf noses and ears have been selling pretty well lately in my Etsy shop.
Putting the fur and dog bone cartilage earrings on the ears...
And last but not least, pairing them up into matching sets to mail out...
I wish I was going where some of these ear and nose sets were going. Apparently there are all these werewolf parties going on across the United States that I'm not being invited to. Ah well, such is life.
I didn't take as many in progress pictures as I usually do since I was really determined to finish her, but this is what I got:
Then she was finished and Paige came over to take the pro pictures.
Honeydew is now for sale in my Etsy shop and tomorrow The Junkman's Daughter in Little Five Points with the rest of the Glam Fairies! Here's the description I wrote for her.
GLAM FAIRY #9: HONEYDEW
I was attempting to slurp the dregs of a highly delicious honeydew bubble tea when I noticed this thing crawling up the straw. I nearly choked to death on a tapioca pearl.
“Honeydew” is doll number nine in my Glam Fairies series. She's about four inches or so tall in her bubble tea cup (somewhat counting her hair.) She is sculpted from a mix of Sculpey III and Studio Sculpey over a strong metal armature. Her pale green skin has been lightly blushed with Pebeo heat set ceramic paints then detailed in acrylics. Her hair is hot pink Tibetan lamb’s wool and her dark mauve eyes are made of glass. Honeydew's dress and lacy pink knickers are made from recycled fabric scraps, her iridescent wings from "Purple Flash" Angelina Fusible film and jeweler's wire. On the nape of her neck underneath her hair is signature red kiss of Quarley, which identifies her as a one-of-a-kind edition to the Glam Fairies line. Honeydew comes inside of her colorful plastic "crazy bubble tea" cup, complete with faux honeydew bubble tea with Sculpey tapioca pearls and a balled up napkin stuck to the side of the cup. She can be taken out of the cup to look at but she refuses to let go of the straw. Perhaps Honeydew was formed from the bubble tea itself, or perhaps she is merely guarding the tapioca pearls. Either way I am not going to bother her.
I haven't made a glam fairy in forever, and since someone has recently requested for me to start selling them at the Junkman's daughter I figure it's about time. I just started on a honeydew bubble tea fairy tonight. I now have every Prismacolor marker ever created so designing her in color was totally fun and easy. Also, ever since I bought a bubble tea from the now closed down Sweet Lime Asian restaurant on the corner, I saw that so happy bubble tea cup and knew I had to save it and make a fairy with it someday. So far I've built her an armature with wire and that smelly two-part epoxy compound:
Oh, and since I'm so stoked about the markers, here's a shot just for them. Aren't they magnificent?
I am now down to three of my original doodle bags left and I'm starting to get custom orders for purses. Below is a custom made Wizard of Oz bag, complete with real glitter. The green was very different to work with but I love the way it turned out.
I've made a butt ton of purses lately. Here they are in chronological order so far (most recent is directly below this paragraphh.) Some of them have sold already at The Junkman's Daughter or through my Etsy, but I still have a couple left and could probably make something custom if anyone was interested.
So much has happened since I last posted that I don't really know where to begin. In the months following my last entry I lost my paternal Grandmother to a stroke, my maternal Grandfather to Alzheimer's disease, and my Dad to cancer. My Mom also had a ruptured blood vessel in her brain (similar to an aneurysm with about a 50/50 survival rate) but she pulled through with no lasting damage. Oh and ALSO there were two of the largest ice storms in Atlanta's history while this was going down so I was trapped in the hotel where were staying and the hospital for about a week. So yeah, a whole lotta shit that I don't even want to get into right now. I have managed to make some artwork since then but I'll probably be posting most of it at a later time. Right now, since it is the most relevant to today, my lastest and second tattoo, an image I adapted from the Japanese poster for my favorite movie since childhood, An American Werewolf in London. The poster:
The image I adjusted: My tattoo, done by Dirk Hays at East Atlanta tattoo:
"A naked American man stole my balloons."
Actually with the way life has been for me lately I feel exactly like that poor little boy that gets his balloons stolen. At least the image makes me happy. I mean, how could you not look at that ridiculous poster and be happy, or at least laugh? David Kessler gets a majorly rough deal in that movie and still manages to have a sense of humor about it. I think that sometimes, that is really all we can do.
Oh, and while I am on the subject of making shit times not so bad, I might as well mention my first tattoo, which was done as a cover up for one of my appendix scars. I say one of my scars because I had two after the operation in 2006, one little one where the camera went in and one giant one down the middle where the had to cut me from the navel down. Apparently the thing had already exploded a while ago and I managed not to notice, so my insides were kind of in pieces by the time I got to the E.R. Funny thing was, it didn't hurt.
The "before" photo:
And after, with my tattoo by Phil Colvin at Memorial Tattoo:
The scar had a puckered texture that always reminded me of sort of a half kiss print, so I just had to finish it off. It's nice to look at something that used to remind me of laparoscopic surgery and now reminds me of glam rock. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the lips are my boyfriend's. I have small lips which make for a lame print so I had to use his, which are quite nice. Also I kinda like that I have a dude's lips for a tattoo. It's much more fitting in my case.
I am a freelance illustrator and recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design living in Atlanta, Ga. I am interested in dark chocolate, monsters in B horror films, the supernatural, vintage clothing, transvestites, and loud, filthy rock and roll. My hobbies include writing and illustrating children's books, designing odd characters in my sketchbook, drawing caricatures of odd characters I meet on the street, painting rock stars, illegally breeding unicorns, phoenixes, and miniature dragons in my home, and riding around on Juniper, my own faithful Volkswagen unicorn. If you'd like to see more of my artwork, visit my website: http://baileyquillin.com/