I’ve been searching for some artists doing cool Halloween stuff (as opposed to gory goth doll makeovers) and I’ve found one who may not know she’s a dollmaker. Lisa Nelson calls herself a “Halloween all year artist,” which is a good description of what she does, but a quick search doesn’t turn up any involvement with any doll organizations. In fact, as near as I can tell, you can only see her work in three places: her blog, her EBSQ gallery, and her eBay auctions. My first thought was that this lady needs to be on Deviantart! Then again, she claims customers from six different countries, so maybe she doesn’t need any more exposure than she’s already getting!
Her paintings are colorful and moody, but what I really dig are her sculptures. Nelson’s Halloween ornaments are equally colorful and full of personality. I’d like to know what kind of paints she uses on them, since her paintings seem to encompass every kind of media she can get her hands on. Check out her horrifyingly grotesque Goblin Witch above, which she explains isn’t really a witch but a goblin dressed for Halloween, and the one-eyed ogre, which is the worst kind, she warns, although I think he looks too cheerful to be all that horrible. Maybe he’s just had a good meal of Greek warrior.