Oderus Urungus the Myth

 “Oderus Urungus the Myth”

I sculpted this piece for a very special memorial art show run by Martina & Frank Russo of MF Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. They were really close friends with him and had put together and amazing show of work in memory of Dave Brockie. Dave Brockie was one of the founding members of the shock rock band GWAR. He passed away this March. The band put together an Art Foundation for those in need of assistance to pursue their artistic dreams. They have a video about it here. Part of the proceeds from this art show will go to that fund. This was one of the coolest art shows I have been a part of, I am so honored to have had a piece in it. There is a lot of coverage of this event, to see pictures and art visit this.  My Oderus piece was made from Super Sculpey clay, wood, resin, and oils.
Oderus Urugus the Myth by Embry Blue

oderus in the makingDBmemorial-Blue

How to demonize a baby.. a walk on the fun side of Fall.

A still and eery baby in a thrift shop here in Arkansas jumped into my lap the other week. She/he/it was sitting in a crystal cup, wearing a christmas jumper. As I picked it out of the crystal cup it began to move and play the song “Jesus love me.” Of course! It must be a demon baby, or a kin to Rosemary’s baby. How strange to peer into this little baby’s eyes while it move forward and rotated backward while playing this ridiculous song. Ah HA! Super coooool.

What a treat to see inside this little thing. Tore apart the dressing and found an age old tinker mechanical music box with a protuding and moving slanted metal rod. The doll’s head is injected with this rod and moves once the box is cranked! Oh what wonder, what genius. Absolutely love it! The next day I sculpted a new face for the young boy, and of course some little goat legs. His outfit is sooo luxurious I can’t resist touching it.

The day has come and this creature is born.

Baby Lucifer moves in a circular motion slowly after the wind up in his back is cranked.

The music that plays is “Jesus Loves Me.”

Rosemary's baby

October 10, 2013 “Baby Lucifer”

Video coming shortly

 

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

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”.

Bubble bubble Bubble.. Monsterous thing are so much trouble.

Jan Svankmejer
Jan Svankmejer

I’ve been working on quite an array of things lately. Just launched my shop on Etsy. I have a shelf full of dollies to finish off. And I can not wait to create more. I must catch these new ideas before it’s too late. But before I get to them, I am working on a very special project, in which I only have 1 more week to finish. This one is soooooo freeeeeeAKy!

Super Freak. For example, I cover it before I sleep. AAAAAAAhhhhh…    I’ll explain more of it when it’s done. When it is done….For the love of death! Jonathan Davis will be finished! Some surprises on him too. For the meantime I leave you with this image. … Hehehe.

Creature A Day III ∆

"Tumm Tumm" born June 3rd, 2013. Redhook - Brooklyn, NY.
“Tumm Tumm” born June 3rd, 2013. Redhook – Brooklyn, NY.

 

Tumm Tumm

Getting ready to pack up and put the ole’ dolls back in the case. Here we go for round 1,000. But before I take off from here. I’ve aimed at creating 1 creature a day, but as time stands I can come pretty close to that. I lay before you a strange and wondrous creature. He was made when feeling just the way he looks.  Completely out of my mind. But all in good fun, nothing really matters anyway. 🙂

N O X I O U S

I’m overcome by Noxious peeling away.

Picture 7The flesh of this doll, reveals itself to be more than I had prepared for. I like the technique I am using but somewhat taken back by the realistic qualities. Smearing the thick blood on the sculpture, feeling the ribcages ….. give me a sense of having an ability to animate what I am creating. Almost like when I sculpt a mouth and teeth and then I feel like I am violating the creature by sticking my surgical tools into their mouth. Eeek! I know, it’s a bit weird. But  I take it very seriously. I cant post the picture yet. But trust me, it’s fairly vile. ?

JD Doll Hair

Punching hair into clay

crazy blueI have fastened a scalp hair puncher for the placement of hair into the fleshy sculpey. Punching hair into the scalp of sir Davis is no easy nor fast technique.   I am a little concerned with baking the hair. But we humans do all kinds of shit to our hair, so I believe the hair can really take a beating. I’m lucky enough to have been given 3 sets of hair from haircuts, during my stay here in Arkansas. And have acquired more than a sufficient amount of hair. Ewww, well when it comes down to it – I feel pretty good about using real hair, at least you know what you are dealing with. And now into dreading this hair, oooh I know I make it soo easy for myself. Don’t I?