grab your coke & popcorn and enjoy the show!

Purchase MRS.T.BAGG on etsy with paypal or a credit card. Or e-mail me to arrange payment by check!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

See, I CAN create other things out of polymer clay!

This is "The Jellybean Dragon" that I made before MRS.T.BAGG was even a dreg in the bottom of a teacup!

He measures about 12 inches long and 6 inches high. He's made of Super Sculpey polymer clay. I mixed the colored sculpey clay with Femo translucent clay to get the jelly look in the beans. and then the jellybeans were painted with gloss for the sugar coated touch. I had painted his eyes but I had gotten impatient with the cool down time, (polymer clay bakes in the oven) and I had painted it too soon and the paint got gloppy! Oh well, I will be more patient in the future...

Custom Red Hat MRS.T.BAGG sells for $37!

I'm always so excited to mail a MRS.T.BAGG to a new ebay buyer.
This MRS.T.BAGG, Martha in purple velvet with a custom red hat, is being mailed to the ebay winner in Oregon today!
Have a safe trip Martha!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

MRS.T.BAGG on Etsy!

Yeah, I've got listings on Etsy! Go see!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Currently listed on ebay!

Here is a picture of my latest red hatted MRS.T.BAGG currently listed on ebay. Her name is Martha and she wears a custom hat of red sinimay and clustered red ribbon roses. With an abundant use of red tulle about the roses and a huge tulle bow behind the hat, she is stylin' in high fashion! The bid is listed at $28.49 currently. The auction has 2 days to go. Wish her luck!

My first blog!

I'm so excited! I've just come out from under my rock and discovered blogging! Quite by accident really. I sold a MRS.T.BAGG doll to Aude Berger, a french book writer of beautiful art dolls a few weeks ago on ebay, and she suggested I look up her book which is currently displayed on Gail Lackey's blogsite.

Well, Gail Lackey happens to be one of my all time favorite artist of adorable fantasy characters. So I went directly to her site and low and behold, she and another wonderful artist, Marilyn Radzat, are hosting a creative retreat in beautiful Hawaii of all places! SIGN ME UP!!

So I signed up.

The week long retreat is not a sculpting seminar but is ment to inspire creativity which I am so ready for. No kidding, just a few weeks ago I was saying to myself, "I need to get my hands back into clay!" But it had been so long since I've created anything. MRS.T.BAGG has been so successful, and what a blessing, but I had quit sculpting as she took all my creative time. And I've moved around a lot in the last 10 years so my studio has literally been in boxes. This retreat is just what I didn't know I was looking for!

The long and short of it is that I'm feeling that creative surge and this is the right time to follow those urges. Everything just seems to be falling into place.

I have created other characters in the past, but MRS.T.BAGG is my passion just now and I will pursue that direction until I'm moved to try something else. I have yet to create a teacup baby. I've wanted to but they always look like little old ladies! So I intend to take a baby sculpting class under Jack Johnston soon and learn how to make a "pretty" face.

Wish me luck! ...Rose

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Welcome to my blog!

Hi, my name is Rose Farnsworth Davis and I'm excited you found my blog!

I'm here to introduce you to my lovely little teacup ladies. They're known as MRS.T.BAGG and are handmade by myself and sold only on ebay at this time. I have just discovered etsy and will be opening a shop on that site in the near future.

Just 3 inches tall from tip to toe (so to speak!), MRS.T.BAGG was originally created as an amusing gift for customers who attended private tea parties at a popular combination Tea Room/antique store in Richmond, VA.
To my delight, MRS.T.BAGG became very popular and I soon took them to market. From there they were seen in many fashionable locations including the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, tea shops in England and Germany, numerous antique stores, gift shops, and Tea Houses throughout the U.S.A.

Today MRS.T.BAGG is offered as a resin reproduction of my original sculptures. After sculpting over 3000 MRS.T.BAGG faces, I had to find a more efficient way to keep up with the demand! I found a wonderful resin artist who makes hundreds of resin copies for me. He sends me the blanks and I then blush and hand paint every little face and assemble the darlings myself.
Each MRS.T.BAGG wears a handmade teatag with her name printed on one side and the MRS.T.BAGG logo on the flipside.

Self taught in a variety of mediums I have at last found my passion in sculpting with polymer clays. As a mom at home, I first discovered the clay while entertaining my children with art projects over a Christmas holiday. The children soon when back to school and I never quit playing. That was over 15 years ago. I have attended sculpting seminars since then by Bill Nelson and Jack Johnston and their encouragement has been inspiring. I have been recognized by the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild as a Master Artist, and have proudly attended the New York Toy Fair as a featured artist in the guild. MRS.T.BAGG makes me smile and my hope is to make you smile too! Rose Farnsworth Davis, Artist

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