Monday, June 12, 2017

What's on my work table

Follow me to Willow Hollow............where the side show awaits.

These are works in progress, some need little touches some just need a proper photo shoot.  I wanted to send a quick update as I dash out the door to teach a yoga class.

Dragon Lady
 She turned out a little more Scifi than I had intended, but I went with it and really like how she turned out.  


Siamese Twins 
 Siamese Twins.......of course they should be cats:)


 Black Swan or Black Crow.  That is my current dilemma.  
Black Swan



Sunday, June 4, 2017

Circus time!!

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Here's a little sneak peek of some of my latest doll sculptures.  It's beginning to look like a circus in here.  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Secretaries Day

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This little orchid was sitting happily on my desk this morning.  My all time favorite plant/flower looking perfect with my little zen garden.  

Happy Secretaries Day to all of those who work their booties off to make their boss shine :)  You know who you are and so does your boss.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Final Performance

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I decided to add a circus poster to this piece announcing the very last performance.  If this is your first time seeing this piece, pop back one blog post to see the story of Choe' and Raja.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An Elephant Never Forgets

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 Hi there!  So glad you stopped in to see my latest creation.  I have to say this was just about as fun as doing my "Cat in the Hat" sculpture for Art Doll Quarterly Magazine last summer.  You can still see this on my blog banner.

 Chloe is a circus performer who has just finished her very last performance with her long time friend and performance partner;  Raja the circus elephant.  Chloe sets the ball aside and unbuckles the harness to remove the head piece from Raja's head and trunk.
With familiar precision, Raja easily lifts Chloe up with his front leg so he can look into her eyes as to say, "thank you for my freedom".  Knowingly, Chloe closes her eyes and leans in to give Raja a hug and a kiss thanking Raja for his faithful service.

This may be the end of their performances together, but not to their friendship.  An elephant never forgets.   

**I am undecided if I will be selling this piece or not.  It was an idea that came to me in a dream and has deep meaning for me.  

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Peace

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Picture taken by my daughter, Melinda Shay  


Happy Easter, Spring Equinox, Passover or however you celebrate this time of year.  Hoping everyone has a peaceful day, that we may start to spread peace and love ALL days.  Pray, practice and work toward a rebirth of peace in our vast world and the world right outside your door.   

Namaste, God Bless, Merry Meet, Shalom, Salam

Friday, April 14, 2017

Elephant Love


Well Hello!  So glad you followed me over to Willow Hollow. 

I am so excited to see this piece come alive.  This elephant is part of a vignette I'm making for a magical circus series.  I love the circus and the performances, but am so happy the elephants have been given freedom from performing.  They are gorgeous  creatures and I'm glad they are able to live without the stress of working for the human race.  I just wish they were able to go back to the lands that they belong and survive.  For now they will be scattered about living as close to their natural environments as possible and can still be appreciated and observed.

Hang tight to see the final product.  Today is painting day!!!

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Don't count me out.....



Don't count me out........I'm still here and creating unique characters.  I will be posting items for sale online here, on my facebook and on Etsy.
Stop in or subscribe so you don't miss out.

This is my latest creation.  I'm so excited to have come across the ribbon jointed doll.  I bought a tutorial by Dorote Zaukaite to learn the "jointed technique" and then I created this dancing circus performer.  I love everything about her, from her ballet pointe slippers to her Vegas style head dress.

Soon she will be all finished and available online for purchase.


A big thank you to all of my wonderful customers and artist friends who lift me up throughout the years.

XOXO
Susie K


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pulling it together

Today is the first day in many months that the sun is what woke me up instead of an alarm.  Happy to have the whole day to work on my art and NOTHING else.
Pulling it all together today.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Getting back on track

My very first mixed media on canvas - and my daughter's Christmas gift from me.  
To me the holidays keep us so busy and happy that I don't get back into the groove until late January.  Well this year is no different.

I have started an intense yoga teacher training to add to my collection of things I can do when I'm retired.  This year is going to be the year of changes for me.  I am moving forward to do everything I can to prepare to be an independent self employed happy person.  I'm super lucky to have an amazing husband who is in strong support of my decision.  (I think he'd like to see me in a better mood at the end of the day).

Stay tuned as I create new art in many mediums and get back to what makes me whole.

Of to yoga school!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Crazy Charlie Christmas Art Doll


Crazy Charlie is a one of a kind piece.  He's all excited because the Christmas season is approaching and he can start draping himself with tinsel and bobbles.  Now if he could only keep his head on straight!


Sculpted with creative paperclay, Charlie came to life.  He stands steady on a wooden platform while he gets busy with his decorations.  

Approx 14" tall with the base at 10" wide
$175.00 plus shipping
Contact - Susiewhc@gmail.com
Designed and created by me, SusieK of Willow Hollow Creations

New floor / oil cloth for your Holidays

2' X 3'


The holidays is when a lot of our homes become a  B & B.  What a fun piece to have at your entryway welcoming your guests.

All of my floor cloths/ oil cloths start with raw canvas.  It's a long multi step process to get to the finished product.  You can see the process in my bio.   The heavy canvas is protected with several coats of polyurethane for years and years of enjoyment.

you will receive simple care and storage tips with your order.

Thank you for stopping by my little shop.

Designed and created by Susie K of Willow Hollow Creations
$100.00 plus shipping
contact   Susiewhc@gmail.com

**stencil for lettering by American Stencil Co.

New Floor/Oil Cloths just in time for Chirstmas

27" X  30"












 27" X 30"

Frosty's Peppermint Snowflake Cookies are welcoming you into the kitchen.  What a fun way to add a splash of Christmas art to your floor.    I visualize this in front of the kitchen sink of a bustling holiday kitchen.  Not to worry about splattering the cookie dough, it's an easy wipe off.

All of my floor cloths/ oil cloths start with raw canvas.  It's a long multi step process to get to the finished product.  You can see the process in my bio.   The heavy canvas is protected with several coats of polyurethane for years and years of enjoyment.

Designed and created by Susie K of Willow Hollow Creations 
$90.00 plus Shipping

contact - Susiewhc@gmail.com

**stencil for lettering by American Stencil Co.





Friday, October 14, 2016

Hallow-Gooblets







I truly enjoyed creating my “Gooblets” .  I wanted each one to have their own special personality and I really think they do.  When they are all lit up with the battery candle, they look like they might be just a little mischievous. 

Standing about 20” tall and made from a wooden candle stick,  glass globe and sculpted with air dry clays these little guys add a little pop to your Halloween d├ęcor. 
 $60.00 plus ship

Designed and created by Susie Krichbaum

The Irish Witch of Willow Hollow

Monday, October 10, 2016

Stay tuned for an Halloween Etsy Sale

My Halloween shows are over for 2016, so on Thursday at 6pm est I will be posting some of my Halloween Art on Etsy.  I hope you will come in and take a look.

www.willowhollowcreation.etsy.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

Spirits in Sanford

Getting ready for Spirits in Sanford, can't believe it's coming up so soon.  Hope to see you there.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

PFATT offering for July




Garden of Stones


Standing barefoot at the gate of a cemetery, this red headed witch is beckoning you in with a subtle curving of her right index finger, sassy little smile and innocent green eyes.   She holds an oracle glass in her left hand and is ready to tell you about your future if you dare. 

This vignette stands about 10” tall on a 8” wooden base.  The witch figure, snakes, skull and grave stone have been sculpted from prosculpt clay and hand painted.  A metal archway is covered in natural elements as well as the pathway that she stands on. 

Designed and created by Susie Krichbaum

$150.00 plus priority shipping


For ordering information please contact me at Susiewhc@gmail.com




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Halloweenie Frank



I started creating "Halloweenies" in 2015 for a Halloween Show I was exhibiting at. They turned out to be a big selling item and I’m happy to say will be in the Fall 2016 edition of Art Doll Quarterly. 

“Halloweenies” are little miniature semi- posable dolls that are little kiddos with masks on, each are 6" tall seated and about 10" tall with legs outstretched.  They are the little ones who come to your door with their little trick or treat buckets expecting goodies.  The side view picture of the shows the “mask” attached to a little kids face.

Hand sculpted with paperclay and proscuplt, then carefully painted and dressed.  A hang tag with the following description is attached to each “Halloweenie”. 

Halloweenies
We are the wee ones
 that got all dressed up and yelled
“Trick or Treat”
on your door steps

Designed and created by Susie Krichbaum

$50.00 plus Priority Shipping


For ordering information please contact me at Susiewhc@gmail.com


July looks like another great month for PFATT artists and followers. Stop by and take a look today, there will also be giveaways each month starting right NOW!! This group is growing fast so there's a little something for everyone.
These are my offerings, but stop in to see all of them before they are all gone.
http://www.pfattmarketplace.com/willowhollowcreations.html

Susiewhc@gmail.com
www.theirishwitch.blogspot.com
www.willowhollowcreations.blogspot.com
www.willowhollowcreation.etsy.com
http://pfattmarketplace.com/willowhollowcreations.html
https://www.pinterest.com/susiewhc/

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Magical Necklaces

$15.00

$22.00
  Mini magical wands and broomsticks to wear around your neck.  You never know when you need to cast a spell or make a quick get away.

The wands are wooden with a sculpted clay handle, and are about 3" long on a 15" cord.  Each have glass beads the coordinate with the color of the wand and a hand stamped moon charm.

The broomsticks are hand sculpted from prosculpt clay and painted and sealed.  Each is approximately 4 to 5" in length hanging from a 16" cord.

What a fun accessory.
Designed and created by Susie Krichbaum


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Garden of Stones


Standing barefoot at the gate of a cemetery, this red headed witch is beckoning you in with a subtle curving of her right index finger, sassy little smile and innocent green eyes.   She holds an oracle glass in her left hand and is ready to tell you about your future if you dare. 

This vignette stands about 10” tall on a 8” wooden base.  The witch figure, snakes, skull and grave stone have been sculpted from prosculpt clay and hand painted.  A metal archway is covered in natural elements as well as the pathway that she stands on. 


Designed and created by Susie Krichbaum

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Published in ADQ take a lookie


This is the piece I made for Art Doll Quarterly Magazine by Stampington Press.  The magazine hit the stands on May 1st and I was so excited to see my work on the pages in between.  I had a lot of fun making this piece and am looking to continue making unique and original pieces of art.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Summer has begun in SWFL



This is a picture of some fungus on the side of a fallen tree on my parents property in NC.  The colors were so vibrant.

Summer has hit Florida, the humidity is hiking up and the a/c is up and running.  So mornings are best time to sit out on the patio sipping coffee and watching the birds.   In the evening the state bird, the mosquito, gets too active.

On my way to the Green Market and vendor show this morning.  Hoping to pick up some fresh veggies and may an antique or two.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Patio sitting


Had to post a few peaceful pictures.  As I sat out on the patio sipping my coffee and updating my blog I realized just how nice a few plants around made me feel.  I love plants and flowers, but my work and art time make me forget to water them as often as they need to be.  So right now they look lovely.  The orchid has manged to thrive without much care and the shamrock, well she's brand new and just re-potted yesterday.

Zahara - Zen Art Doll





$150.00   contact me at Susiewhc@gmail.com

Zahara is an art doll that stands about 10" tall.  She is standing on a sconce that hangs easily hangs on a wall with a light weight nail.  The whole piece is about 14" tall by 12" wide.

This one of a kind doll was created and designed by me using vintage fabrics and thrift store finds.  

 I sculpted Zahara out of paperclay and attached her to a candle holder/sconce I found at a thrift shop. This little red head is draped in beautiful gold toned clothing made from vintage fabrics. She meditates silently with her hands to heart center; her mala resting around her beaded wrists.
She peacefully holds a tree pose in the middle of a lovely lotus. The lotus was created by sculpting each petal out of wire and filling with pink shear fabric, and finally embellishing with natural elements of moss and fern.

Susie K of Willow Hollow Creations