Tuesday, February 12, 2013

One of the Mori outfits we'll be selling at IDEX this April.

IDEX 2013 Show Dates & Hours

Thursday, April 11
8 am - 5 pm, Registration
9 am - 5 pm, Exhibitor Setup
Workshops all day

Friday, April 12
8 am - 5 pm, Registration
9 am - 5 pm, Trade floor open
Workshops all day

Saturday, April 13
8 am - 5 pm, Registration
9 am - 5 pm, Trade floor open
Workshops all day

Sunday, April 14
8 am - 2 pm, Registration
10 am - 2 pm, Trade floor open
Workshops until noon
2 pm, Show closes


Doubletree by Hilton at the entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

DollStories, Mori style!

Here's a few photos of my doll head, Kirya, by collector Fran M.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


DollStories will be at IDEX April 11th - 14th 2013. Please join us at booth 604!

Meantime work on our doll is underway again, with pre-final sanding. One more cast and it will be time for final sanding, final cast, then production. Here are some progress shots:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sanding the upper torso

I now have rough casts in resin of both the upper and lower torso. They're in two pieces, as you can see. The lower torso's resin is really icky, discolored, and bubbled. Odd how two batches of resin can be so different! 
I will post pics later of the casting process... I realize I've only posted the mold-making pics, but I wanted to show the latest progress on the sculpt.
The areas where I've smoothed and sanded on the upper torso are apparent; the area above the clavicle has not been touched and is still very bumpy.


I've been sanding and sanding and sanding this upper torso, for days and days. Thank goodness I have artists' OCD. 

The ribcage was too large for her narrow waist... so I've been narrowing it, all the while constantly reshaping the rib elements. I'm also going to increase the waist size, and raise the height of the waist a little, as she's too long-waisted. I'll make these increases in epoxy... actually a plumbers' compound called "Gapoxie", sold by the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, of all things! I've applied some already... it's the darker gray stuff. Once these adjustments have been remade and the upper shoulders and back are smoothed and shaped, I'll recast.

Friday, April 1, 2011

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