Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Skunkboy Creatures

Katie with one of her Skunkboy Creatures

I just did a search of my own blog to verify my gnawing fear that I hadn't featured one of my very favorite Etsians and art doll makers, Katie of Skunkboy Creatures! I can't find any hint that I have although I've always told myself-yes you did. Well, no I surely didn't! After some serious deep thinking (ow!) I've brought up some repressed memories that the several times in the past when I would have done it- I stopped when I realized another blogger was posting about her the very same day! (end of sad long story excuse)
I've long admired the sweet homespun details of Skunkboy Creatures handmade (and made to order when purchased!) art dolls. For me- the enchantment of her work is in the recycled grey felt, her colorful top-stitching and the expressive button eyes-such as in little Suzette the Elephant. I imagine the artist might actually be a sweet little country woman making these for the children of travelers who stop by her little folk house. The details and colors are recollected from memories of her childhood outdoor adventures and the rare experience of attending a travelling circus menagerie that once came through a nearby town. Katie's real life muses for her magical and exceptional creatures can be found via her blog! *Katie also sings and plays a mean accordian...I mean, what a triple threat!! xo

Camille and Owly Owls in Love
Enlarge this to see more clearly her precious scalloped eyelids!

I'm crazy in love with Monkeys little green ears and stripes!

Owl Wedding Cake Toppers-Custom Designs
Her big doe eyelashes make me want to do it all over again!

Snail and Snail Mini-see similar here
I think can use the mini's base button to fasten her to your lapel!?

Robin Robin
Oh, that ruffled breast! Check out her
size in the first photo!


surfy birdy said...

so adorable! i've admired her work before- i've seen the adorable owls pop up on different sites. i love all the character in all them, they really make you smile.
peace & love.

skunkboy said...

Eeep! Thank you so much, Katie! I truly am honored to be featured on your lovely blog. <3

i am pam said...

freaking cute as all get out!

knack said...

oh my....such fantasticness! ....love all of it....and want the monkey:)


Unknown said...

One of these days I will have one of these creations They are a fav of mine too!!

blue moss said...

these are just so great!!! i love them so much

TexasDeb said...

In the face of such a crazy harsh world whimsy is precisely what is needed and these critters deliver loads of that, and charmingly. Thanks for the well deserved nod to this artistic endeavor.

Greetz from Tiz said...

these are so cute!