Thursday, April 25, 2013


The crucifix is all finished,
painted and varnished 
and reassembled.

Here are the compare-and-contrast photos.

I was surprised at how useful
doll making was for this project.

After painting several coats of 
acrylic paint,
I used powdered pastels
brushed into the hollows
to bring out the sculptural depth.

Painted detail on the face.

And I got it all finished before Sunday!

Help a fellow Artist!

I have a friend on 
Deviant Art,
who makes amazing 
steampunk paraphernalia
(I have one of her fab Steampunk  rings)
and paints really charming and quirky images.

Like this anxious
Balloon Twisting Porcupine.

Or the gently humorous
Angler Fish with Reading Light

She's about to break out on her own,
making cards from her paintings
and I thought I'd 
give her a leg up
and post her Indiegogo page.
Go and visit, every little helps.
 Share, if you can.

In doll news,

Mistress Melinda is coming along.

But I think she'd like me to hurry it up.


  1. I've checked Roses's page and her illustrations are really unique and interesting!
    Melinda looks slightly different from other dolls...may be because you made her out of fabrics this time? or anyway, she is really charming!

    1. Oh, thank you! Yes, Melinda has a cloth head, a new design. My clothies never look like my other dolls, but I'm slowly getting them to how i want them! Thank you for visiting.

  2. You did a fabulous job on the crucifix:)

    1. Thank you! I'm just so relieved it's done and I didn't break it!

  3. What beautiful work you have done on the crucifix.
    I shall go check out Rose's work.. These illustrations are priceless!
    Enjoy your weekend

    1. Thank you so much, Penny. It was a wonderful and special piece to work on.

  4. Hi Rhissanna,

    You did a very beautiful restoration job on The Crucifix.
    Your Church will be so pleased.

    1. Thank you, Karin! I hope so. I hope it's easier to see when they hang it up again.

  5. The Crucifix turned out amazing! Beautiful work my friend! And, I love your Mistress Melinda! She is one sexy girl ;o) LOL! Your friend's art is excellent! I wish her all the best!

    1. Thank you. And thank you for taking a peek at Rose's cute and quirky drawings.

      I'm glad you like Mistress Melinda. She is wicked, isn't she!

  6. WOW. Rhissanna, you are truly magical! Everything you do is well-crafted and your doll...she is DARLING! I thank you so much for coming to visit and for wanting to participate in the France link party!!! AND CHEESE IS A GREAT IDEA! And....I wonder if you could also share your dolls? Do you have a French-inspired one?

    Either way, I will snatch your link and put your name on my list! LOVE! Anita

    1. If I can find some decent cheese in Arkansas! So, it may be dolls. My Marie found a new home, but I'm already considering another, ruffled and wigged and pretty...

  7. What a great job, yes, your doll making skills sure came in handy, there is no way us ordinary folks could have made that happen! Your Mistress is adorable!


    1. Heh! Thank you so much, Carol! I was so nervous the whole time in case I messed it up, so I'm relieved it looks ok.

      Mistress Melinda is a fun project. Unlike most of my dolls, no pink or frills on her!

  8. You did an amazing job of the crucifix

    1. Thank you so much Shashi! That's really sweet of you. It was nerve-wracking to do, I was so worried I would mess it up.

  9. Fantastic job on the restoration.
    Mistress Melinda looks great! and a little impatient. ;P

    1. Thank you, Ron.

      And yes, I'd better get back to Mistress before she starts cracking that whip.


Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive things you say! I'm thrilled to read them and I reply to each one.