reprieve!

I’ve been worrying about the CPSIA law that was supposed to come into play in February – a well intentioned law, and addressing a real problem – but it causes problems for artists who create handmade items – If I read it properly – it doesn’t matter that the figures I make are not intended for children 12 or under, (which they aren’t) — but rather since these latest bjds are considered dolls – they could be interpreted as falling under that law. And it requires 3rd party testing to prove that the materials in each of my one of a kind bjds are non-toxic to children under 12.

any way – we have another year to figure it out….
Year’s delay in implementing CPSIA

Sidetracked….

I kind of wonder at what point you should recognize a personality flaw as integral to your being, embrace it and become one with it. I have real problems sticking to one project. Ok – I have real problems sticking to just 5 or 6 projects. sigh.

and you don’t want to see my house – nope, no way – don’t even go there.

so the contortionist and the mermaid have gotten set aside while i try to finish off the final molds for Bug and Cub – I’m kind of hoping to sell a couple of these guys to finance more clay, mold goop and resin…. my personal budget seems to be trying to emulate California State’s at the moment…. i consider it a good incentive to try to get myself focused – but the problem was figuring out which project to focus on.

so I chose Bug and Cub — and promptly decided to make a new head for that body so now its Bug, Cub and Birdie. I’m pretty fond of these guys — but if there were ever a “dolly” figure I was doing – it would be these guys — and that law that takes effect next week may cause real problems. These are intended for adults – but they are more toy like than most of what I do – my timing is lousy sometimes.

so whether I ever get to sell any or not – here are some pics
hope you enjoy …

pic of the triplets (bjds)

pic of the triplets (bjds)

pic of the triplets (bjds)

pic of the triplets (bjds)

pic of the triplets (bjds)

pic of the triplets (bjds)

pic of the triplets (bjds)

if nothing else – i’ve had a lot of fun with them…