Welcome

Thank you for dropping by - I so appreciate your taking the time to look at my blog,
I create one of a kind unique characters . I am passionate about my art and love to incorporate whimsy and usual elements or themes into my pieces. Although I create dolls for all seasons and holidays, I must admit that I adore Halloween and love to make witches and pumpkins and things that go bump in the night.

My work has been published in Art Doll Quarterly and Prims .....Cordelia and Niles, my witch and cat combination were honored to be on the cover of the 2012 Autumn issue of Art Doll Quarterly

I have an Etsy Shop Primville where you will find items for sale and I take limited commissions

email me to be put on list to receive advance notification of listings or to discuss a commission piece.

Kathie

kathie@campbellisi.com email




Monday, August 20, 2018

Wilhelmina a Spider Loving Witch

Wilhelmina is an Original One of a Kind Witch designed and created by me.  She is approximately 26" Tall and 14" Wide. Wilhelmina was created over a wire and wooden armature, her hands, feet and face were sculpted from paperclay, she is a sitter style doll and her arms and legs are wired enabling different posing positions.   Willie was handpainted and sealed then costumed in various fabrics, ribbons, art papers and trims.  Wilhelmina loves spiders and has a beautiful spider brooch on her shoulder, a big black one on her hat and the hem of her dress is finished in black spider web. She has gray wool roving hair, some small drop earrings and some great white feathers on her hat.  




Wilhelmina is dressed in various shades of grey and black with ivory accents, her pantaloons are a Halloween orange that look great against her green polka dotted socks. My witches always seem to take over during their creation and Wilhelmina was no exception, she has a very sweet self satisfied expression that is really endearing.  I adored creating her and am just thrilled with Wilhemina and her witchy confidence.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Haunted Fairy Tale Headstone Huggers in Art Doll Quarterly

I was thrilled to have my Haunted Headstone Huggers featured in the current issue of Art Doll Quarterly.  The challenge was Haunted Fairy Tales so I created GRIMM’S ENCHANTED ETERNAL GARDEN. Happily ever after is the closing to many an enchanted tale, however the reality is that for all time marches on and our beloved fairy tale characters grow old and die.  Of course, most of them have a long and happy life. 
The fabled ones end up in the Grimm’s Enchanted Eternal Garden which is a beautiful and peaceful place to rest their bones, most of the time.  On All Hallows Eve, when the moon is high the charmed and wicked spirits alike shake off their shrouds and rise from their sepulchers to dance, frolic and haunt the night away.
Deciding which fairy tale characters would inhabit the garden took a bit of time and pondering, I needed ones that I would be able to come up with witty epitaphs for.  After some research on the web and fairy tale books I finally decided on Drizella Tremaine (one of Cinderella’s stepsisters), the Mad Hatter and the witch from Hansel and Gretel, I made two of the witches with different epitaphs. 



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Creepy Peepers

Ever feel like someone is looking in the window?



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Industrial Look Custom Birdhome

This birdhome was made by me it is a one of a kind original. It is approximately 20" tall 12" wide and 10" in depth.  The embellishments are all perfect for your favorite handyman or woman.  This would make an outstanding Father's Day gift.  This home will be available for sale at my Etsy shop, Primville.

Our Birdhomes are made from cedar and feature pressed tin or metal roofs, each has a hinged back for easy clean out.  With an endless selection of fun designs our unique bird homes are totally functional with proper ventilation and clean outs.  Our homes are guaranteed to please your feathered friends and enhance your environment. The cedar will last for years and the metal and embellishments will age and rust to a lovely patina.  If you would rather keep tin and embellishments from rusting just protect them once a year with a light spray of polyurethane.
With the vast destruction of natural habitats, it is more important than ever to give nature a helping hand.  By providing birdhouses in your yard you will start the surefire process of attracting birds and providing them much needed refuge.  The backyard birding hobby will reward you with the simple enjoyment of watching the birds, which is also found to be a great stress reliever.
Our unique birdhomes make for wonderful and long lasting gifts that can be enjoyed daily and gives  back to nature.  Many of our homes are delightful used as porch or interior d├ęcor and the hinged back enables you to add a battery operated tea light.




Monday, March 26, 2018

Gaelin A Woodland Magical Elf

Gaelin is a One of a Kind, Original Woodland Magical Elf created by me.  He is approximately 22" Tall seated  and 12" Wide.  Gaelin's head and hands are sculpted from paper clay over wire armature. His body is from from wire armature covered in fabric. His arms and legs are wired and able to be re-positioned.  Gaelin is costumed with various fabrics both new and vintage and is embellished with felt, metal brads, ribbon and cording, leather and has wool roving hair and beard and a fabric feathered hat.  His shoes were created from leather look paper.




He has been painted with artist acrylics and is double sealed with a matte varnish. He comes with his walking stick from which a metal and paper lantern hangs.  The lantern is embellished with moss and an adorable little snail. Some labeled bottles, crystals and  metal findings hang from his belt.  Gaelin sits perfectly on an aged garden chair.   He is signed and dated and will be looking for a new home and will be available in my Etsy Shop.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Milo - A Woodlands Fairy

Milo is a One of a Kind, Original Woodland Fairy created by me.  He is approximately 22" Tall and 9" Wide. Milo's head and hands are sculpted from paper clay over wire armature. His body is from from wire armature covered in fabric. His arms and legs are wired and able to be re-positioned.  Milo is costumed with various fabrics and is embellished with felt, metal brads, ribbon and cording, leather and has wool roving hair and a felt hat.  He has been painted with artist acrylics and is double sealed with a matte varnish. He carries a pod for his sack embellished with moss, a metal and glass hourglass and an adorable ladybug. A metal and glass compass hangs from his belt to give his direction. Milo's stand on which he perches perfectly is a stump sculpted from paper clay on a wooden base adorned with moss and some magical mushrooms.  He is signed and dated and will be looking for a new home and will be available in my Etsy Shop.