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The Haunted Cake House

Almost complete now just some tweaks. Some openings had to be cut inside the walls to let in light to all 4 rooms from the two lamp sources, lamps are on a dimmer switch. I made some character ghosts with self drying clay then painted them with egg shell paint. I wanted to move them around like chess pieces within the structure of the house. They are all named and numbered, that gave me the idea that they could be part of a mini story in each room. The two legged hound and rabid rabbit stalk the ghostly grounds. The only fixed piece is the hanging man a nod to  the song strange fruits, my favourite version by Nina Simone. 

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About The Geisha Journey

167E00B3-C8CD-4AF9-A889-F923DB25EA73.MOV I have loved working on this little Japanese musical box. In it's original state the panels were mirrors and were badly frosted. I took all of the box apart, and replaced the mirrored panels for new panels I painted on rice paper. She now has a beautiful theatrical feel going on her journey with the wheels turning to swan lake. The  oblong shade fits perfectly and keeps the little drawers free to use for precious items. She has been sold now, and will journey off to her new home where I am sure she will be cherished. Goodbye little Geisha. 

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