Creating Beauty

As a child, I was frightened by a humongous Kissy doll. At 3, it was as big as I was and when you pulled it's hands together it made a smacking or a supposed kissing sound. I was sure it would get up and get me......making smacking sounds as it neared my bed.

Now I make dolls.....some are supposed to be scary, but most just reflect how I look at beauty. To me we have a very narrow view of what beauty is and is not. I have cerebral palsy and don't think I'm whining about it I'm not. I'm lucky my case is very mild compared to some people's. But you can pick me out as different, I walk awkwardly, but my arm and leg work correctly.....for someone with a partially paralyzed arm and leg.

I look like someone with CP is supposed to and in my way I'm attractive. I try to reflect alternative beauty in the dolls I create and so in some ways I'm still dealing with fear, but now it's not my own.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shantak - lovecraftian parrot

Shantak - lovecraftian parrot by chatnoirstudios

So much for waiting, here's SHANTAK  from the Pet Shop of the Old Ones series. I wanted to do something different than an octopus creature based on the Cthulhu Mythos. I'm thinking of trying the blind albino penguins from the Mountains of Madness.

In fact... after I finish my Sumerian snake priestess. I'm starting the giant penguins piece. Think German expressionism i.e. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

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