Art Dolls

    I love making art dolls from fantasy creatures, creepy, to the cute and adorable like Santa. 

    Erbie

    Erbie's my new gardener – he loves plants, eats petals and just generally enjoys hanging around the shrubs everyday. He has big flat fingers that help him grab on to branches easily, big feet and toes for hanging on to branches a little like what monkeys do, and he also has gliders to help him get from one place to another.

    Erbie is usually in a happy mood, unless Frost comes in and freezes the plants or some inconsiderate fellow stomps on his garden home. But other than that, he's as jolly as Santa's elves.

    Erbie was inspired from a painting I made a few years ago, a simple black and white line drawing of a sprite flying without wings around a water deity. But as I worked on him on clay, more things came out like he developed a protruding nose, awesome hair and Tarsier like fingers for grabbing branches.

    Crabby Granny

    EShe has a very nifty yet simple belt. It's made of jute and she can hang just about anything there while she's scouring the woods! One of her staples is a small jar filled with dried herbs. It's her magic potion, a cure-all. And by jolly, it does cure all! She also ties dried branches and other finds by her belt. It keeps her hands free when she's out collecting.

    Her shoes are really old and worn out by now. She can really get mud stuck all over it specially when she goes out during a terrifying storm. She says there are mushrooms that grow only during lightning flashes and pounds of thunder, and melt with the first ray of the sun. So she has no choice but collect them while the storm is raging.
    A few days ago, after sitting down and writing in her book (I talked about Crabby Granny's book here), Crabby Granny decided to go to Puyallup and hang out at the WA State Fair. She took her rocking chair and cane with her so she was serious about staying there for a while. Must be the flora...

    Full story here. I also talk about making her book of herbs here.

    Ei there!

    My name's Ria and I welcome you to OrangeJar – my tiny corner in this vast digital world! Potter around and you will find my Creepylicious lines - macabre bottles and other items, Filipiniana-themed illustrations available in different gift forms, pet portraits, caricatures, sculpted art dolls and more. If you need Wordpress-based websites, hit me up too (have I said Jill of All Trades yet?). And before you go, don't forget to check my blog posts for DIYs, tutorials and the occasional random thoughts. 
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    In my previous job as a magazine writer, I often needed to source free stock images and sxc was a great destination. Through the years, the site was converted to Free Images. As a way of giving back and thanking the generosity of photographers worldwide, I started contributing photos too.  

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