Sunday, December 19, 2010

Love Buddies

I'm not sure what it is about Apothecary Harry, but my beloved kitty "Smidge" just loves him. Either that or she is just a big camera ham and not getting enough attention this busy holiday season. Happy Holidays everyone.

Apothecary Harry has just been listed on Etsy. He is full of whimsy! Check him out.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Fairies off to Outsiders Art Gallery - Durham, NC

Trunk Show on the Go............

Just delivered this festive group of Fairies to the Outsiders Art Gallery in Durham North Carolina. If you are in the area - go check out the gallery for lots of great outsider and folk art. . If you see a "must have" contact Pam at the gallery - I think they will ship. The holidays are upon us - busy, busy, busy. Cheers!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I have so much to be grateful for this year. I am full of gratitude to all of you out there that support my artistic endeavors and give me courage to follow my passion! Cheers, Lurena

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yet More Great News! Folk Reveries of Etsy

Yet again I am excited to note that I am now a member of the Folk Reveries Etsy team. When I saw the teams motto: "Here are those who want to live among the woods beneath the stars, who believe and are inspired by folktales and dreams, the natural world and the magic that belongs to it, fauna and flora with mysteries and stories to be found." Well, that just about said it all! Please check out the team's blog to see a list of several AMAZING and wonderful artists.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Great News! ADO- Art Dolls Only Member.

I promised great news and here it is! I am now a proud member of ADO(Art Dolls Only). ADO is an online group of amazing doll artists. They each have a etsy shop too! So go check it out at or follow the blog at Enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time is Flying..................

Wow! Time is flying by. I have been busy, busy, busy with deadlines and am sewing my heart out tonight to fill a holiday order. I have great news and will post later, must get back to it. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock..................

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween is upon us..........................

Halloween is upon us! I am taking a few days away from my studio to enjoy the spirit of my favorite holiday. Prepping costumes, carving pumpkins and soaking in all the decor! This is "Miss Witchie Poo" she is one of my favorites and she is available at the Outsiders Art Gallery in Durham, NC. Just click the link on my sidebar to go to their site. Happy Halloween to all! Have a fun filled time of spooks, chills and thrills!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Finds

The weather today was amazing and we knew the local Flea Market would be hopping. So we cruised over and enjoyed an afternoon of junking and hunting. Lots of great finds and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. Halloween is days away................. yippeeee!

Lots of great findings in this box. Awesome stuff to add details to my dolls, doll hats and mixed media pieces.

Soooo UGLY, it was love at first site!

This leather suitcase is awesome! It's in great shape and a steal at ten bucks! I love to use suitcases for display at shows. My dolls really look great sitting in them and they double as a way to pack and get them there too. I plan to get to more shows in 2011. If anyone has suggestions of shows you think I might be a good fit for, please let me know. I fell in love with the wooden caddy too. Good piece of folk art with the handle fashioned out of a crochet mallet. I just love old stuff. It has so much character - I wish I knew the history behind some of what I find. Where it's been, how many lives it's interacted with, etc. Some stuff holds so much energy, oh the stories it could tell. Well, I'm off - happy hunting and haunting to all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Colored Bohemian Fashion - Sasha

Finally got some pictures taken of my latest for Etsy listings. Sasha - I just love her fall colored bohemian frocks.

Gotta love those eyebrows too.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Etsy Listing - Mr. Pepper Head the "Snappy Dresser"


Mr. Pepper Head is a very snappy dresser! Just listed............. and I just love him!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Little Super Girl!

Apparently this "Super Girl" stuff is serious business. My little super girl says she can "leap tall bolts of fabric in a single bound! Unravel yards of ribbon and stringy things, and save mommy from the thread monsters!" This is my favorite time of year. Costumes and imaginations soar!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Look who just flew off to Etsy..............

Snaggle Tooth Fred is all geared up and ready to fly. He loves to hit all the Halloween parties and pig out on candy! He is another one-of-a-kind original in my Freaky Geeky series. He just flew off to my Etsy shop. He is a riot!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Doing a little clean up............

Well, I have been very busy and with that comes super messy!! My drawers of various trims has turned into a total tangled nightmare, soooo I am making efforts to keep them de-tangled. It helps to actually see what I've really got crammed in all my drawers too. I had an "A-duh" moment and decided to use recycled paper towel tubes to wrap all my trims on and store them away! Simple.... why didn't I think of this long ago. It's a cheap quick solution. I'm off to wind some more. I may put my 4 year old to work!

Happy Fall everyone.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Listing,Listing, Listing..................

As I noted in my previous entry - I am opening an Etsy shop! Yippeeeee. I created the bones of the shop ( policies, profile, etc.) and have now begun my listings. WoW!!! This is a lot of work. I just want to sew and create. I need a personal admin. Ha HA ha. If any of you Etsyians out there have any words of wisdom, suggestions or critiques for my new venture- please make mention of them in my comments section. Well, here is a sneak peek at a few of my listed primitives. I still have a few more to load over the next week and lots of "Dark Dudes" and 19Th century dolls in the works. Thanks again everyone for all the kind words and support. Happy Fall weather to all.....................Peace

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Etsy Shop Opening Soon!

I have been thinking it over for some time now and finally decided to "just do it!" I am opening an Etsy shop. I am really excited about it and have put together profile, policies, etc. I now just need to get items listing and keep creating. Frida the Freaky Fairy is the first to fly off to Etsy paradise. I just love her!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Working away, feeling gray........

I'm having trouble feeling creative and productive this evening. I thought if I posted a pic of my latest works I would feel a little more into it. Do you like the "Where is Waldo" guy in the background peeking above their shoulders? HA!!! I didn't notice when I snapped the shot on my work table. I love it! He or she?? is who I am working on tonight. I've had the body and facial details done for a while. Tonight I am finally dressing it and making a little tutu for it. Halloween is getting closer!! My favorite time of the year. I just love making spooks and ghouls. OK, I'm off to my little tutu.... I'm still just not into it tonight. I hear the TV calling.........Cheers

Friday, August 6, 2010

Dragon's heat......

July's heat was that of a dragon's fiery breath- torching all my flowers in the garden this season. I still find beauty in the colors and texture of dried hydrangeas. I'm hoping for lots of August thunder storms to draw us nearer to Autumn. I long for the Fall season...................

Monday, July 19, 2010

Great News..... Outsider's Art Gallery in Durham, North Carolina

Hello, I am excited to report that my work is now available at the Outsider's Art Gallery in Durham, North Carolina! It is a fun, hip gallery, and a "must visit" while in Durham. This little gallery is full of incredible Outsider and Folk Art from all over the country. Here is a sneak peek of what the gallery has to offer.

For information on the gallery and to see what is available go to . Some of my work including dark angels, ghouls and dolls will be on display and available for purchase -so go check it out. Here are a few shots of my dolls at the Outsider's Gallery.

Miss Letti the Prom Ghoul is already sold.

Mr. Stubbins

Miss Witchie Poo

Liza Dane

Miss Higby
Please contact the gallery for these available works. Thanks!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Up late working....................

Up late tonight working. I've got a new collection in the works. I've got bodies all over the place and now I need to focus and get into the fun stuff. Creating faces, hair-dos, and costume. First, I hear a blueberry bagel calling my name. I'm off for a midnight snack...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create II - Blog Party & Studio Tour.......................

Before we get started, I really want to thank Karen Valentine @ My Desert Cottage for this awesome event! OK, the kids are asleep, hubby is in bed reading and the house is quiet - let's head to my little studio called Tattered Moon.
I live in an old 1874 farm house and after my two children were born, I gave up my large upstairs studio for a playroom and now share the downstairs large library room with my husband for work space. I won't be showing his half of the room but if your into old die cast cars and collections of Sci-fi books - email me and I'll send you pics! Ha Ha... Here is one of my bookshelves piled high with fabrics Atop sit some of my favorite Dark Dudes, Prom Ghouls and freaks. I still use the same machine I began my doll making from the early 1980's. I absolutely LOVE my machine and don't know what I would use if she went to machine heaven. I drive her like a Porsche and she just keeps chugging along. I have my Yoda mascot sitting on top -"use the force"
This doll has been in the works this last few weeks. I am waiting on some yummy ribbon I ordered for her bodice.
This bookshelf contains inspiring books and magazines like Where Women Create. I absolutely love this publication. I am so inspired by it and being a mother of two
(Eli 2 and Skye 4) it gives me hope and encouragement as I am getting back on the "creative horse" this past year and trying to grow my business again. I am finally feeling like I can breathe some creative air again with the kids becoming more independent. There are jars and boxes of buttons, scissors and tidbits. OK, yes I know - it is my dumping zone and no I didn't clean it up for the shoot. This is my space in the rough! My wall board is my fun spot. I'll post info about shows to check out, thank you notes from clients and artwork from my kids. on the corner of my main work table sits my "goodie box" I usually fill it with things that are grabbing my attention amongst all my treasures in my space. I can then focus and get inspired from the collection of textures and colors. I am starting to make some pin keeps and make-do's. What fun!
This guy is sitting on a chair with a pile of trim that overflows from my trim cabinet. It has sliding glass doors on it and the pictures were awful from the glare. Here is just a sneak peek of a few from the inside. This guy is trouble in the studio! Fredrico Diablo - his expression says it all! This is my favorite piece in my space. It is an old wardrobe that I snagged at a local auction for just $25 bucks. It is wonderful and full of charm. The drawers have some graffiti on them from children of past ownership like keep out, Rebecca's drawer, and the name Marvin.
On top sits a collection of old suitcases. They make wonderful storage boxes and are great display cases for my work at shows. On the front door of the wardrobe is "Torrence the tie guy" he watches after them all so my kids won't run off with them for dress up. I just love old ties! Photo boxes are a must in my space. I can organize and easily find items with these labeled boxes like buttons,old keys,threads,wire and feathers. Some more treasures, trinkets and dolls that are about.

Well, Thanks so much for stopping by my little studio and checking out my blog. Please visit my website for more on my work or send me an email. Happy studio hopping to you all!
These two have been looking over my back the whole time discussing what is going to happen when I try to publish all this at once. Here goes nothing! Cheers, Lurena Sheary Williamson.