MF Gallery Group Toy Show – Brooklyn Fall 2013

TS13Nearly a month has passed, and so much has yet again transpired. In wonderful ways and very very difficult ways. I have made another journey, from the South to New York again for the fall and winter. With my art and little darlings packed we headed on our way. Another friend of mine has passed away, may he rest in peace James Gleason. I am wishing the best for all the people I know, and may they find what they are looking for to full fill their life.

Halloween happened and I had more work come my way. Special thanks to Johnny Madison, Michael Blase, Rita Wu & Vanessa Marek. For fall this year I was invited to be a part of the Annual MF Gallery Art Show in Brooklyn NY on November 16th 2013. So happy to have these dear little ghost children after all the hard work to be put up on display. Thank you Johnny Madison for all the support, and thank you to all who made it out — My mother!, Michael Blase, Kelly Kotulak, Vanessa & Paul/Matt/mom, Rita Wu & Paul, Deniz Golpinar, His lovely wife, Jonny Aquadora, Peter Arvo, Jon Darling & Bridget Dahl!  The dollies are now available through the gallery here: www.mfgallery.net  & New Website New Galleries Here: embryblue.com

 

Welcome Ghost Orphans ‘Abigail & Georgie’

Welcome to “Honey Willow Orphanage”

Where all the ghost children are forever young and forever orphaned together in their own magical play time at The Honey Willow Orphanage. Although they have passed to another dimension they are still happy to play together.

Here they are together for a portrait.

Honey Willow Portrait III

Welcome Orphan Abigail, she is the sweetest little one here. She loved watching the other children play and most certainly loved anyone that would hold her precious little body.

She is a 100% handmade Ooak doll from top to bottom. Abigail measures 7.5 inches in length and 3 inches in width, she can fit in the palm of your hand. Face is handsculpted polymer clay painted with makeup and sealed with a matte finish. Her eyes are handmade by Kelly Kotulak of Hibernacula. Her body is made of batting, twigs, and vintage creme fabric. Her dress is also made of the vintage creme fabric and tied around her waist is a beige ribbon adorned with one beige cloth rose. Her neck collar & bonnet is white lace tied in with a sooty white silk ribbon finished with a pink cloth rose. She is posable.

Orphan Ghost Doll “Abigail”

More Orphan Abigail pictures can be found here:   ABIGAIL DETAIL pictures

Welcome Orphan Georgie, he sits in his trouser pondering what fun is to be had. Georgie loves adventure and has a curious wonderment of the world around him. He is quite inquisitive. 

Orphan Georgie is a 100% handmade Ooak doll from top to bottom. Georgie measures 8.5 inches in length and 3 inches in width. Face is handsculpted polymer clay painted with makeup and sealed with a matte finish. His eyes are handmade by Kelly Kotulak of Hibernacula. His body is made of batting, twigs, and vintage creme fabric. His trousers are made of  white tweed cotton and his shirt is made of the vintage creme fabric. The collar is creme colored crotchet, and he wears a creme hoodie attached to his shirt and adorned with one blue cloth rose. He is also posable. I think he looks best with his hand near his mouth because he always looks like he is giggling. Hmm.. Giggley Georgie!

 Orphan Ghost Doll “Georgie”

More Orphan George pictures can be found here:    GEORGIE DETAIL pictures

 

Ahhh* these dolls were so much fun to make. Although my fingers are pricked and I have permanent krazy glue stuck to them – it is all worth it. I believe more of the children will come out to play. Next session will be the Orphans from the Garden of Honey Willow Orphange. to be continued…

BTS-Georgie

signing out.

 

Embry Blue

Orphaned Ghost Doll “Hakidonmuya”

Introducing Hakidonmuya, which translates to time of waiting moon in Hopi.

Orphan Ghost Doll Hakidonmuya was the elder of the Ghost children. She is quite different from the others in the orphanage as she was the friend of the children in the orphanage. She would visit the children in their dreams to play with them and counsel them with their troubles. The children did not know she was in fact real. She did  live in the same orphanage many many moons before they. She had been at the orphanage so long she forgot she was once a real person.

Her worry keeps her attention on the children, and she seems to always be in that state.

Hakidonmuya’s clothing is hand sewn using the same beige vintage fabric as her body. She wears a metal rose on her chest and a vintage lace hood that can be pulled back to reveal her hair. Her hair is synthetic and hand sewn into her fabric head.
She also has twig nubs for feet and hands! Her face is sculpted with polymer clay and painted with makeup then sealed with a matte sealer. She is very lightweight and so very adorable.

∆      A special thank you to Kelly Kotulak, she provided these special handmade aura eyeballs for me. Thank you!   ∆

Hibernacula & Hibernacula Facebook Page

Hakidonmuya is waiting for the perfect home to protect.

She can be purchased here: Ghost Orphan Hakidonmuya

 

 

Orphaned Ghost Doll “Mildred”

She is finished! Her friends from the Orphanage are following close behind. .. stay tuned

The saddened Orphan Ghost Doll Mildred is forever in waiting for a friend. Left alone in her cottage many centuries ago, she sat waiting for her parents to return to her. Later found by the locals and kept at the orphanage. Until one day there was a terrible accident in the Orphanage and all of her friends where gone, and she still does not realize she is dead. She waits and waits for a friend to return.

available here: “Ghost Orphan Mildred” 2013 /// 1913

Her body is hand sewn together with batting, vintage beige fabric, and twigs.

Her clothing is also hand sewn to match her body, and adorned with crochet ribbon.
She has twig nubs for feet and hands.
Her hair is a multi light fiber, it seems to glow blue and white when light shines through it.
Her face is sculpted with polymer clay and painted with makeup then sealed with a matte sealer.
Her hood can be pushed back.

∆      A special thank you to Kelly Kotulak, she provided these special handmade aura eyeballs for me. Thank you!   ∆

Her Cabinet of Curiosity Shoppe is beautiful. There are truly some one of kind jewelry pieces here. Each one is so special. I love how there is mythology and folklore attached to every piece. ❤  “Hibernacula” can be found here:

Hibernacula & Hibernacula Facebook Page

Mildred  was so much fun to make. I’m in love. ❤

Embry Blue © 2013
Embry Blue © 2013

∆ Orphaned Ghost Children on the way.. ∆

∆  Hi. These past few months have been life changing, and very very difficult to get through. After my friends passing I just haven’t been able to get back to life. But I’m getting back to work and really look forward to making my life fun, happy, productive.  I know he is in another place, and his spirit lives on. The dolls I am working on now, I’m picking up from the day I found out about my friend. I was working on their faces the time of his passing, and haven’t been able to get back to work on them. ∆

Embry Blue∆  Yesterday and today I started. Ghost Orphan Children. These children are excited to live with the living, they are soo cute and enduring. Faces are sculpted with Polymer clay. For these ones I’m trying a whole new technique. Let’s see how it goes! ∆Ghost Dolls01Embry Blue

Insidious II Competition “In The River . . “

“King Killer Spirit & Doll”

King Spiritw-doll edit smallFinished! Entry into the Insidious II Competition. What a week! Many concerned looks from the folks at the River. I guess carrying around a wet doll with deamon attached look a little like a wet baby?! Oops! The Baptism is complete. Whew.

This is the final image.  .

web-Insidious_King Killer Spirit _ Embry Blue 2013

you can have a look at the rest of the contest here. .

http://browse.deviantart.com/contests/2013/insidious/

web-Insidious _ King Killer River Spirit & Doll ii_Embry Blue– In The River –
A river runs through the wooded hills of Gulpha Gorge, Arkansas.
Beneath a bridge is a hidden portal of evil. A beautiful doll floats down the dark waters of the Gorge where it is found by Annabelle, a young girl camping with her parents for the Summer.
But her delight quickly turns to terror as the evil spirit in the doll possesses her and she begins performing violent and sadistic rituals on the other campers at the National Park.

“The doll your daughter found in the river has something inside it…Something evil…And now it is inside of her”.