Welcome to Enchanted Hearts
Dare to step inside...
and through imagination and muse,
discover your own Enchanted Heart.
The "Why" one of a kind figurative artwork
...of creating figurative sculpture; to bring into existence these tiny beings. This stirs in me gentle, comforting thoughts of long ago. It is a nurturing process and certainly the most satisfying. Whether it’s a memory of my own childhood conjured up, or perhaps fond recollections of my own children’s youthful days, this practice of sculpting figures, dressing them, attending to every detail... it’s remembering my time as a child and playing with dolls or recalling the fun of being a young mom playing with my own kids -- all over again!
To be able to do this and have it appreciated by others, well, it just doesn’t get any better than that. This intrinsic act of creating a figure, then watching the expression on the face of the viewer, or to hear the heartfelt comments of that one special person who ultimately takes this sculpture for their own collection, it is this exchange that spiritually intertwines me with that person. The cycle is complete and I am free to move on; to create again.
And yes, life is very good.
...and Children, they are my inspiration! I love studying people. I love to watch how the muscles move and how expressions form across your face...
The crinkles in the corners of her eyes as your grandmother tells you a story...the wrinkles on the back of the neck of an old man, it reminds me of a ginger cookie.
Polymer clay, specifically Fimo Professional Polymer Clay is my sculpting medium of choice. I sculpt every aspect of my figures; they are fully sculpted and anatomically correct even though they are usually fully costumed. I wouldn't have it any other way!
Along with this high-quality clay, (that has been around since the 1940's) I use fine fabrics of silk and pure fibers, mohair for the wigs and other exclusive materials for the accessories and trims.
Most everything is made by me, even the base displays for my work are all hand made.
I enjoy every aspect of my art form.
In the recent past I was introduced to a fantastic and fascinating new technique in fluid art acrylic painting. It's called the "Bloom Technique" and was perfected by SheleeArt. I've been following and learning as much as I can and enjoy this process immensely!
The possibilities with this method are unlimited and I thought the airy, light and ethereal qualities of the paintings were a nice complement to my whimsical art figures.
I'm excited to see where this takes me-as I am always looking for new ways to enhance my artwork.
Original Handmade Figurative Sculptures & Fluid Art Painting