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




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BATTY PATTY A NEW HALLOWEEN WITCH

Batty Patty is a new original one of a kind Halloween Witch created by me.  As you can see Patty is Batty about Bats and has them on her bodice and hat and is wearing her favorite bat necklace.  Patty is 40" tall and about 16" wide.  Patty's face, hands and feet are sculpted from paperclay and she is painted with artist acrylics and double sealed with a matte varnish.  Batty Patty is dressed in an array of black, orange and white cotton fabrics.  Her bat black hair is wool roving and her paper crafted hat is embellished with bat ribbon, feathers, pearls and tulle.  Batty Patty is constructed with wired arms and legs so she is able to be posed as you like.  Patty is a fun loving witch that is sure to cheer up your Halloween.



Polly Poison a New Wonderful Witch Bust






 Polly Poison is a Witch Head Bust Mounted on an candlestick base. Polly is a one of a kind original piece created by me.  Polly stands 23" tall and is about 10" wide.  Her face is hand sculpted paper clay and is painted with artist acrylics and double sealed with a matte varnish.  Polly is adorned with a paper crafted hat covered in spiders and embellished with ribbon, feathers, tattered cheesecloth and a polka dot flower. Her white witchy hair is wool roving and she has some lovely magic crystals for earrings.
Polly Poison has a ribbon, tulle and cheesecloth bow at her neck and attached is her special poison bottle.  Polly is ready to enchant your tabletop or bar for a lovely Poisoned Halloween.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Molly and Max Mandible A Mr. and Mrs. Halloween Art Doll SkellySet









Molly and Max Mandible are an original Mr. and Mrs. Bride and Groom Skelly Set created by me. They were created from altered plastic skulls set on candle sticks, Molly's stand is mustard gold aged metal and Max has a black distressed wooden stand. They each have a paperclay eyeball and are painted with artist acrylics and double sealed with matte varnish.  Molly is about 12" tall  and 6" wide while Max is 14" tall and 5" wide.  Max, a quite dashing groom,  has a white paper shirt with black paper jacket. a black and white polka dot bow tie and white paper boutonniere, his black and white paper top hat is adorned with a black fabric flower and a bit of tattered cheesecloth, peeking out of his hat is a bit of black wool roving hair.  Molly is a stunning bride and is embellished with aged lace, tulle, pearls and a paper flower bouquet, she has a pearl drop earring and even has eyelashes on her eyeball. Max wears a  sealed paper sign " Till Death due us Part".   They are an adorable set of Skelly's perfect for cheerfully glooming up your Halloween or a one of a kind creepy gift for your favorite newlyweds.
Mr. and Mrs. Mandible are done in black and white for Max and ivory, gold and pink for Molly.  I can also make a custom set, with your choice of eyeball, hair, jacket, veil and flower colors for a custom bride and groom set which makes a unique gift .  They are available for sale on my Etsy shop Primville.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Chester - Ready for Halloween

Chester is a one of a kind Skelly Halloween Original Art piece made by me.  Chester was created from a pre made plastic skelton head that I painted and mounted to a black wooden candle stand. He is approximately 15" tall and 5" wide. Chester was painted with artist acrylics, has a paperclay eyeball and was double sealed with a matte varnish. He is adorned with a custom paper top hat trimmed with muslin, tattered and aged cheesecloth along with feathers.  He sports a orange and black bow along with tattered and aged cheesecloth.  His attached placard is sealed paper and reads
Chester and the Bone Yard Band.  Chester comes with a handmade from paperclay smiling pumpkin that sits at the base of his stand.

Chester is an adorable (in a gory sort of way) Skelly that will brighten your Halloween party, he is perfect for a Halloween tablescape, looks great on a bar or piano and he is ready to party!

Chester is available for sale at my Etsy Shop Primville









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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

GLADYS A WONDERFUL WITCH

GLADYS IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE - CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED

Gladys is a unique one of a kind witch creation made by me. She is a large witch 52" tall, which includes her wonderful witches hat and is she about 18" wide, in the second photo shown she is sitting in a white chair which is a regular people dining chair.  Gladys is
sculpted paperclay over a wire and cotton batting armature and is dressed in a wonderful combination of black and white fabrics with some burnt orange accents, her long full white hair is made from wool roving.  She is wired so her arms and legs are able to be positioned in a variety of poses.  Gladys is dressed and embellished with a variety of fabrics, lace, feathers, jewelry and trims, some of which are vintage. When I create my witches it seems that at a certain point they take over the design process and help me to conjure up a truly unique character and Gladys dictated that she would be a fun loving but elegant witch. Gladys comes with her very own glass of witches brew (non spillable) complete with a spider stir stick and an eyeball olive. Until my creations go to their new homes I enjoy them by displaying them in my home, Gladys perches on a bench in my living room and more than once she has encouraged me to sit down with her and share a witchy story and a drink, she really makes a great drinking companion. 








Maude a Fun Loving Witch decked out in green. Maude is available to purchase and will be listed in my Etsy shop mid September

Maudie is an original creation made by me. she is sculpted with paper clay over a wire and cotton batting armature and carefully painted with artist acrylics and double sealed with matte varnish.  She is playfully dressed and is adorned with various fabrics, lace, feather and jewel embellishments some of which are vintage Maudie has brown wool roving hair. She loves her sweet black cat with his wire whiskers and orange polka dot vest.  Maudie is a big witch, the white chair she is sitting in on the first picture is a standard people dining chair.  She is approximately 46" tall with her hat and about 19" wide.  Her arms and legs are wired so she is able to be displayed in various poses.  I always say that when I create my witches at one point they seem to cast a spell on me and dictate the development of their own individual character.  Maudie is definitely a unique witch, her mischievous smile and twinkly eyes make me smile every time I look at her.  I am sure that she is conjuring up a spell or a practical joke to brighten my day.  






Monday, September 4, 2017

Moldy Bones






Moldy Bones is an original Halloween Skelly made by me, Moldy is 15" tall and 4" wide.  He is an altered plastic skelly head mounted on a femur bone with a wooden base.  Moldy is painted with artist acrylics and double sealed with a matte varnish.  He is embellished with a bit of green moss and green and black ribbon along with some tattered and aged cheesecloth.  His sealed paper placard says Moldy Bones.  Moldie's mold green top hat is made from paper and is festooned with cheesecloth, ribbon and feathers.  Moldy is a fun but rather gruesome Halloween decoration perfect for a Halloween tablescape or he would definately gloom up any corner you wish to display him in.

Moldy Bones is available for sale in my Etsy shop  Primville.