Angst on a Shoestring

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


October Effigies

Around our house, Halloween is a sacred holiday that my son would make a religion if he could. The Boy has a nice collection of witches, black cats and various costume bits and bobs. As an artist, I want train his eye as it were not to spend his allowance on crappy decor but instead aspire to better things to collect. So I'm always looking for new things. And my GBRs, I've found a great one. October Effigies is the site of one Ms. Kerry Kate. She stitches together wonderful spells in the form of dolls. She calls them "Vintage Style Abnormal Dolls."

Take this sweet devil for example. She comes complete with a recipe right on her tummy!

This is a lovely Attic Doll. Crafted from oils, ink, paper and cotton. She reminds me of Lene Lovich, actually, which is probably why I covet her!

From her site: In addition to designing over 100 dolls and making and painting several hundreds by hand, Kerry Kate also designs and makes a line of stuffed print dolls that are for sale and are also available for wholesale. October Effigies has been featured in several films and upcoming features like MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM, BLACK DAHLIA and Silent Ghost Cinema's THE GHOST OF SLEEP. Publications including DOLL MAGAZINE, VIAL, DARK CULTURE MAGAZINE and SPIN. Her hand painted dolls have been sold and shown in galleries all over the world.


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