I'll be honest, I have exactly 0 excuses. I dropped the ball & gravity and/or procrastination kept it there.
I have a couple of pieces on the go - or perhaps more accurately, a couple of pieces waiting to go. The 12 Houses of Gemworld pieces are still sitting at finished final pencils stage, as is She-Ra vs Amethyst & a doll-style Dark Phoenix. A doll reroot was completed earlier this year, too. I've had many ideas flitting in and out of my brain, but no real finished results. Soon. Maybe...
I had ventured into a little side project for a while called "Perished Pixies". Basically, they are little dead faerie ornaments and though they were time consuming, they were a lot of fun! Working with miniatures was new to me. Here are a few examples:
|Perished Pixie of the Blood Red Sky - 2012|
|Perished Pixie of the Violet Light - 2012|
|Perished Pixie of the Meadow Stream - 2012|
Plastic, feathers, cloth, rhinestones, crystals, flowers, glue, wire, string, beads, glass, paint
Perished Pixie of the Blood Red Sky's wings took me over 12 hours of sewing & placement. Needless to say, I didn't make too many of that style. I have also since changed her little bead to an actual rainbow crystal sphere. (On average, these little figures take me between 5-20 hours)
These make pretty sweet additions to a Halloween display. Putting them inside large jars makes a nice effect. The only thing is that the glue shows up under a black light :/ Ah well.
The disclaimer: These are characters of my own creation, as is the name "Perished Pixies".