All the dolls are one-of-a-kind pieces, commonly referred to as OOAK. Sheila sculpts the doll heads out of polymer clay and uses vintage fabrics when the right pieces can be found. If she can't find a fabric to fit the doll, the problem is solved by just painting a scene on the doll's outfit. It's a way to keep working in both art worlds -- painting and sculpting.
Sheila says she finds inspiration all over -- it comes from people and faces. Faces and expressions just fascinate me. When I do someone I know, but I exaggerate enough, so the person will never know they were the inspiration for what might be an ugly doll.
And it's the dolls face and expression that will lead into how the doll will actually wind up and be finished. Sheila starts working on a face and soon it will tell me what it's going to be.
As to what's coming up on the horizon, more Christmas pieces are being planned, perhaps some Santas in action, such as sledding or even playing football.
As for fellow artists, Sheila particularly is drawn to the work of Scott Smith, as well as Jody and Richard Creager.
Shown above are three dolls that will be available at Ghoultide Gathering
Group of Three Hags
20", 16.5", 13"