Portrait of a BJD

Portrait of a BJD
Rag Doll (C) 2011

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Announcing the Pre-order for my new RESIN BJDS! Ends September 15, 2015.

For more information and to order: etsy.com/shop/turtlechild
Layaway is available!  Pre-order ends September 15th

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Announcing Porcelain Editions of my Original Dolls!

  Hello everyone!  I have been so neglectful to this blog and I appologise, but I have been so busy!  I am so pleased to FINALLY introduce my line of porcealin BJDS!  I sculpt my original dolls from polymer (same as before) but now I am making plaster molds from the originals and casting them in porcelain!

  At this time I'm offering an "open edition" (for a limited time) customizable OOAK BJD.

  My daughter has named her "Rosie" but you can call her what you like.  This is a customizable doll...you choose the porcelain color I cast her in, wig color and facial expression and colors to make her a unique doll all YOUR own!  This is an open edition meaning there is no set limit to production, however given you make the choices and coloring she will still be an OOAK (one of a kind).  The doll will come to you nude but with a wig of your choice.  Costume options will be available for purchase in my Etsy store.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Learn to sculpt your own unique BJD in polymer clay!

  Learn to sculpt your own one of a kind BJD in polymer clay!  Class has just begun but there is still plenty of time!   This is an online class with a learn at your own pace format.  The classroom is open 24/7 with lesson downloads that you can print out and keep!   Join me!  http://www.aforartistic.com/classes/sculpting-an-ooak-bjd-with-polymer-clay-with-kori-leppart-odaca-artist.html

  Expand your doll making skills and learn the art of BJDS!  See you in class!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Largest Savings of the Year!

Well, it is that time again!  Time for my annual LAST MINUTE SALE!  This is the largest discount I offer all year!  So, if there is a Tutorial or a tool you have had your eye on now is the BEST time to buy!  Use coupon code LASTMINUTE15 at check out and save 15% off of your ENTIRE purchase.  No minimum purchase required!  Stock up!  Happy Holidays to Everyone!  Thank you so much for your continued support of my work and my Etsy shop!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Sale in my Etsy Shop

Save 10% on your entire purchase now through Monday December 1st.  Use coupon code THANKYOU10 at chek out to recieve the discount.  All items are on sale.  (You must spend at least $10)  I have new clays and tools, so be sure and check those out!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Annual Halloween Sale in my Etsy Store

Save 10% now through October 31st.  Use coupon code ALLHALLOW10 at check out.  You must spend at least $10.
  Many new products have been added to my store check out my stock of M Graham Acrylics and Watercolors.  Turtle Child Studio on Etsy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Resin Prototype is finished and heading to the factory, and announcing NEW projects!

Hello everyone!  I am so sorry it has been MONTHS since I have posted!  I will not be so neglectful from now on I promise!  I have just been so hard at work on my prototype for RESIN production!  My first!  Here is a few preview shots of her unpainted...she is actually two dolls...Monday and Tuesday, they are very goth twins (and have a famous older sister).  They were loosely inspired by the illustrative work of my good friend Mab Graves (with her approval of course).  She did a wonderful illustration of them which I then just had to translate into dolls!

I will post more pictures of my twins in other posts but just had to share some quick snap shots!  There are two dolls, as I said, so there are two face plates.  The one pictured here is Tuesday.  I will post pics of Monday as well, later on.  I don't want to spill all the beans right away. It is exciting!  Not long now and they will be winging their way off to the factory for production!   It will be a few months before the finished results are back and I can reveal some final looks.  Whaat you are viewing in these shots is just a hand poured resin PROTOTYPE that I made here in my studio.  While I wait for the return of my beloved twins, I will post some concept drawings and some costume designs.  That way you will get a feel for the final product! 

I am really excited about two new projects I have in my sketchbook that as I have been working on this prototype for the last year plus, have been dying to get out of my head and into form!  The first is a series called " MAD WORLD".  This is an Alice in Wonnderland series of dolls that I have had in my mind forever.  She will not be your usual Alice, but a dark and brooding Alice with "issues".  I am still not sure if I will be making these dolls in porcelain or hand cast resin (in my studio).  And yes, these WILL be ball-jointed dolls!

The next project I am excited about is " MUFFY AND MISS S"... Who are Muffy and Miss S, you ask?  It is Little Miss Muffet and her spider friend of course!  No details on this set...lets just say, I think you are in for a surprise!  Again, not sure of the medium, or whether these will be available as one of a kinds or a small edition series.  Still debating these details.  Well, anyway...that catches you up on news from my studio.  I will post some more pictures of "Monday and Tuesday" in the next few weeks   Until then!