Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Trick or Troll

It feels so great to be back in the studio, hard at work creating new characters from clay.  I've been working on Halloween spooks, because let's face it, Halloween will be here before you know it!  At least, in my world of art fairs it will be!

What I love about making Halloween characters is that they can be anything.  ANYTHING!  Yes, there are the classics like witches, ghosts, Dracula and black cats.  But there are also goblins, ghouls, trolls, and monsters.  And who among us has really seen one of those?  They live in our heads, mostly, right?  So the creative freedom is infinite!! 

A couple of days ago this guy appeared in my head:

I'm not sure where he came from, but I really like him!!
He looks a little mean and scary, but I've had a nice chat with him, and he's a lot sweeter than he looks.  Trolls love treats, too, and he's just out for a little Halloween fun.
He dressed in a purple t-shirt with a moon and bat, velvet bat wings and a crepe paper collar.  He has a funny tuft of wool roving hair and carries a little jack o'lantern filled with his favorite Halloween treat--tiny candy corn.
What do you think of this guy?  Is he a keeper?  He will be haunting my etsy shop very soon.  The tricksters are beginning to trickle in.
I'm back at it again today.  I have this vision of a zombie cheerleader.  What??  We'll have to wait and see where that goes....
Have a great day!


  1. Love it, definitely a keeper! Looking forward to seeing your Zombie Cheerleader!

    1. Hi, Trina! The Zombie Cheerleader is in the works! I started her this afternoon, so hopefully I will have something to share here soon.

  2. Hi Lisa. I like your creations a lot... I am just a beginner , working with clay... This latest guy looks great :)

    1. Thanks, Swapna. Working with clay is so great because there are so many things you can do with it, regardless of how long you've been working with it.

  3. This dude is super creepy! But, you know I'm a fan!