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OUIJA

Ouija Mint Tin

This was a super fun commission – someone mailed me this tin and asked for a scene. This is a story to which I keep returning.

Ouija scene open

Ouija work in progress

Ouija scene

Here’s the “wanna get weird fellow” again.

Wanna get weird guy

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A Love Scene

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Tin

 

Skeletons kissing

Lovers

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Smelly Cat

Day of the Dead Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Diorama

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Birthday for a Friend

A dear friend just had a birthday. This image seems to hold a lot of meaning for all of us this year, so I decided to make use it in a found pocket watch. The watch already was monogramed with 2 of the 3 correct initials.

A Trip to the Moon in a pocket watch

Jeanne did her flower magic, and we added some skeleton hand salad tongs, because they are just cool, as well as useful, if you happen to have some salad.

Flowers with skull hand tongs

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The Advent of Unlikelys

Here’s something I’ve been playing with – using the dioramas to build sequential narratives. It’s a character study in comic form, if you will. I got the idea a while ago. Here’s the scoop:

After the Second American Civil War, but before WWIII, a villain released cosmic space dust into the atmosphere. As a result, new beings joined us, and it was just the beginning.

Closed View

advent open

advent tilted back

Watch out for the space dust.

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The Ghost in the Grandmother Clock

Tin box shaped like a house

The inspiration for this comes from family, and in particular, my grandmother.

Rosamond Laurie Doran died before I was born, in Panama.  She was a nurse.

The names on the tombstones belong to the dead raccoons that were killed by cars. They are buried in my yard.

graveyard with tombstones

There is a ghost in the clock – shrouded, because I’ve never met this particular ghost.

inside the haunted house

Ghost in the grandmother clock

Symbols of the Doran Family

Above the bolo knife is a painting my grandmother made.  It’s the only thing I have of hers.  It hangs in my dining room, and she signed it. She was quite beautiful.

Rosamond Doran

I often sense that she looks after me.

Grandma Doran's painting

Tiny paper-cut flowers