Doll Head ornaments and Wall hangings.

December 14, 2009 at 4:58 am (art, art dolls, artist, crafting, crafts, diy, doll making, dolls, fine art dolls, Louisiana, Louisiana artist) (, , , , )

You can find them all for sale on face wall hangings have a secret message scratched on the back that only the buyer will see.And each phrase on each head is different.I’m only making a limited edition of these so get them while you can.
The ornament can be used as a wall hanging or even worn as a pendant if you remove the black hanging wire and slip a chain through the loops.


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Golden Thread Siamese Twin Doll Assemblage

June 30, 2008 at 7:25 pm (art dolls, artist, doll making, dolls, subculture)

More photos,and pricing info on the piece can be found here
This is a original assemblage by Ugly Art Dolls/Ugly Shyla aka Me.All images and designs are (c) 2008 Ugly Art Dolls/Ugly Shyla.
The centerpiece of the assemblage is two Siamese twins,with a embroidered white christening gown made from vintage cotton.The embroidery on the bottom is a faint blue/gray and their little bonnets are trimmed in cream and baby blue vintage lace.They are holding a paper that has a short poem on it.
They are mounted on a vintage red wooden frame with a cloth background,so it looked like they are coming out of the frame Alice Through The Looking Glass style.
The whole piece is 18 X 11 1/2 inches,and is made to hang on a wall.
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Stores in GA and WI now carrying my dolls and work.

June 3, 2008 at 3:17 am (art dolls, artist, doll making, dolls) (, , , )

I just sent 2 boxes of goodies out to two stores.One is FeMaledictions
in Stoughton, WI and the other is La Petite Morte in Atlanta, GA
Both are run by buddies of mine,And you can visit them both on myspace
Femaledictions Myspace
La Petite Morte’s Myspace

If you live or are visiting either areas you can visit them in person

Bestments – Oddments – Accoutrements
305 S. Forrest St.
Stoughton, WI 53589

La Petite Morte
1158 Euclid Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Victorian First Communion Shadow Box

November 8, 2007 at 8:50 pm (art, art dolls, artist, doll making, dolls, fine art dolls, gothic art, ugly shyla, uglyshyla) (, , , , , , , , , , )

New shadow box I made.
TITLE: First Communion
MEDIUM:Mixed Media, Hand casted porcelain doll face,bible pages, communion wafers,nails and silver fabric.It comes framed in a vintage gold and black frame.
SIZE: 11 X 9 inches.
STATUS: 200.00
You can see more details and pic’s here

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New Dolls

September 3, 2007 at 8:32 pm (art, art dolls, artist, Blogroll, doll making, dolls, fine art dolls, gothic dolls, ugly shyla, uglyshyla) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

New Nurse Doll I made she’s around about 11 inches with a porcelain head and cloth body.She has mohair style hair and a blue nurses uniform and cap.They are 60.00 each with S/H for more pic’s or ordering info please go HERE

Auschwitz Tribute to the Camp Victims Doll
New Auschwitz Doll,I made the doll after reading the Survival in Auschwitzwhich is a harrowing description of what it was like to be in the SS death camps.Everybody should read that book to better understand what the camp victims went through.
He’s around about 11 inches with a porcelain head and cloth body.His costume is a gray and black stripped gown with H-38 printed on the breast.They are 60.00 each with S/H for more pic’s or ordering info please go HERE

New Deco Dolls up on my site.I put some new deco dolls up on my site.They are 65.00 and porcelain with cloth bodies.You can see pic’s of all 4 of them and also more info here Shyla*Disgusting Shameless Self Promotion*Ugly Ugly Art Dolls Myspace

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More Vlack Dolls

June 22, 2007 at 5:40 am (art, art dolls, artist, doll making, dolls, ugly shyla, uglyshyla)

I have finished up a couple of new Vlack dolls which you can see more pic’s and info on them here

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New Full Vlack Doll

May 27, 2007 at 6:32 pm (art dolls, artist, doll making, dolls, ugly shyla, uglyshyla)

A full body Vlack doll based on the Vlack head repaints I used to do.A all original sculpt I sculpted,and made my own plaster molds of to reproduce them in Porcelain,which is what the one in the pic is made out of and it has a cloth body.It’s about 16 inches and his new home will be in Canada.I poured some more heads from the molds and I’m waiting for them to dry totally,so I can fire them and make some more of them.

The original Vlack dolls I did were repainted doll heads from thrift store dolls that I did for fun,but I’m trying to totally get away from repaints and do nothing but original fine art work.Everybody and their brother does repainted dolls now,but not everybody does original stuff they have hand sculpted made their own molds of ect.And hardly anybody in the Morbid Doll scene even knows what a kiln looks like much less how to make a doll from clay,china paint it or glaze it and fire it in a kiln.I have always done hand sculpted from scratch work,but I’d also do repaints on the side for fun and to use up some of the cool fabric’s ect I had left over from the more fancy stuff.But I got a wild hair or is it hare to just start doing all original stuff,why do stuff for fun when you are torture yourself for art and make stuff from scratch that is all original that nobody appreciates.LOL

Please excuse my awful pic’s.I’m still working on my photography skills,which I’m starting to do ok with is I make it a big elaborate thing where I make a little set for the doll to be in ect,but to just get a quick decent looking snapshot of the doll,I’m just AWFUL at it.
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Vending my dolls Aug 17-18,in Anaheim,CA

April 21, 2007 at 7:57 am (Alt Models, art dolls, artist, doll making, dolls)

Unless something major comes up,I will be vending my Ugly Art Dolls and Art at

Which is on Aug 17th-19th the vending days are 17th and 18th.Located at: DoubleTree Hotel- 2085 S. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim California, 92802,Tuscany Ballroom and admission to the vending area is FREE.So come out and buy my dolls and stuff so I can pay for my damn trip 😛

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The difference in doll categories.

April 3, 2007 at 8:26 am (art dolls, doll making, dolls, fine art dolls, gothic dolls)

Allot of people don’t realize that there is so many varied categories in dolls and doll art.Just in the little niche that My Ugly Art Dolls fall into alone have allot of different categories alone.People don’t understand that there is a large difference in things like art dolls as opposed to toys ect.
Lets start with the types of dolls I make.I call what I do Morbid Fine Art Dolls,I just tag on the word morbid because my work is of a darker nature and this easily conveys that without sounding kitschy or like horror toys.
Art or Fine Art Dolls:
Art dolls or Artist Dolls are normally hand made,all originals sculptures that are or not mounted on a base.These dolls are not meant to be played with and are not for children,they are also normally in the higher in price range.The higher price range reflects that fact that allot of work and money went into making the doll.If the doll is a one of a kind a true one of a kinds meaning the artist will never every make something like it again,and did not make a mold from the doll or make the doll from a mold.This is just the same as with a original,one of a kind painting or sculpture and a art doll can run into the thousand’s of dollars just like a original painting by a well known painter.The normal price range for a art dolls is from about 300.00 to into the thousands.Allot of times they can be fragile and can convey some intense emotions or grown up themes.That doesn’t just go for art dolls like I make but for art dolls in general.
Some good examples of art dolls or art doll artist are some of the dolls and artist
National Institute of American Doll Artist

There are also
Horror Dolls:
Horror dolls are normally dolls that have horror movie type themes,things like spooky bunnies,nurses,brides,babies,vampires or monster looking dolls.They have a sort of tongue in cheek scariness to them.The vast majority of the time they are what is called a “repaint” a ready made traditional type doll that has been bought at a store and then revamped to look with paint,by breaking,using epoxy or such to make wounds ect.Most of the time if the a horror toy is wearing clothing it’s clothing that the doll came with that has also been spookied up with paint,gray dye or fake blood.Unlike art dolls they are not one of a kind or even hand sculpted and the clothing isn’t hand made either.Since they are normally hand made one by one,even if they are made from a ready made purchased doll they can be billed as “one of a kind” because something made or even repainted by a human hand can’t be duplicated exactly.
One thing I dislike about some horror doll makers is that they try and get a bit tricky with wording to not fully admit that they have basically bought a doll at Goodwill or some cheap porcelain doll off of Ebay and dip dyed the dolls clothes and splashed some spray paint on the doll.They will say the doll is a artist doll or designer doll,when the case is that it IS a artist or designer doll but the person spooking up the doll is NOT the artist of the original doll,doll parts and clothing.I think that is a little deceptive on their part,especially because it confuses collectors and they may be willing to pay a art doll’s price for what is a repaint.But there are Horror doll artist like Bastet2329 or Autopsy Babies that will explain that they collect broken,discarded or unwanted dolls and give them new life.
The price range of these type of dolls are a little bit lower then art dolls because of the fact they are less work and the artist allot of times has no problem if you want a doll made similar to a previous one they have made.The price range for this type of doll is between 35.00 to 150.00.
Things like Autopsy Babies are perfect examples of a horror doll.

And Horror Toys:
Horror toys are like the horror dolls and have kitschy horror themes,but they are things that are mass produced by toy companies.They can be designed off the artist original toy or off of a artist repaint of a ready made doll.They are produced in masses or in limited editions,but the limited editions can number into the thousands or even millions.They are made from plastic so you could in theory give them to a child to play with.The price rand can run from 15.00 to 35.00.Because of the materials,production values and the number they are produced in,they are basically the bastard brothers and sisters to things like Beanie Babies,GI Joe and Barbie dolls.
Living Dead Dolls and
McFarlane Toys

I hope all of this has helped to clear up some of the confusion that people have about the difference between Art Dolls vs. Toys.
Ugly Shyla

(c) 2007

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Miniature Bile Dolls

November 10, 2006 at 7:48 am (artist, doll making, dolls, ugly shyla, uglyshyla, Uncategorized)

Too see another pic of the doll,and for ordering info go here I originally started out doing really small scale almost miniature dolls,and I still really enjoy doing those but I haven’t been able to do a miniature doll in awhile.But I just started doing them again.I just made these miniature Bile dolls. They are Cold Cast porcelain with all cloth bodies. Each doll is hand cast,and hand painted so no to are alike.It’s a great affordable way to own a Ugly Art Doll original.It’s a little hard to tell from the photos but the darker area across the dolls face/missing nose has a textured effect,so that it looks like a gauze cloth/bandage piece across the dolls face. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

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