Upper Description

I'm a woodworker and a leather artist/crafter. Photography and astronomy are my passions.

I'm descended from the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk who was killed in 1777.

I am also of Scots-Irish descent and VERY proud of my heritage and my culture. I do not apologize for my culture, nor am I "politically correct", and do not tolerate others who think that it is a necessity to be so.

Visit my Etsy site at: http://aeryckdesade.etsy.com


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Newest puppet

Here's one of the latest puppets that I made today. Yes, he's still naked and his body is hollow (no foam shell added yet). I did him as a muppet style puppet, with the entrance from the bottom, and only half body (legless). He is one of several the I'm making in order to sell, but this one's made from felt material whereas the others are going to be full body and made from fleece. I had some extra time so I just decided to hand sew this one today instead of using the machine (sometimes that can be quite relaxing).

Anyway, I said that I would share the pics so here they are. Thanks for looking!

Eddie's hair update

Here are the updated pics of Eddie's new hair, which looks much better than the previous wig.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Say hello to Eddie

I finally finished with the last details and have Eddie painted and everything's working the way that it should be. I do plan on getting another wig for him, though, as this one just isn't cutting it, even though I have. The wig just wasn't shaped correctly for use the way that I want it to look, but it will have to do for now.

So thanks for looking, everyone, and thanks for asking to see the pics of his progress. If anyone wants him to appear for any party, be sure to drop me an email.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I make my own friends

So this is just an update, as requested by a couple of my friends, to show the progress of my latest "construction" project, in which I made a friend whose name is Eddie.

The base of the head is a urethane cast from a sculpture, and the pics are showing the almost finished product with some of the sculpting medium still a bit wet and unsanded before the final painting is done.
The piece of paper that is sticking out from under the chin is actually just to hold the jaw in place while the epoxy sets up inside, as I have not installed any of the spring mechanisms for the mechanics yet. And, if you haven't already guessed, this is the head for a ventriloquist figure.

Here is another view from the side with the trapdoor not yet installed in the back.

And now for some of the internal mechanics that I constructed in order to hold it all in place.

And finally, the realistic eyes (what usually creeps people out about ventriloquist figures) as well as a closer view of the mouth (which I have already painted).