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Karin the artist wearing a small version of CHUNKIE China necklace made by Frozenfa

CHUNKIE Calendar Series One now available

CHUNKY Elephant

Chunkies are a new series of figurines I am working on …the very first Chunkie to make an appearance on Red Bubble, was my Little Hula Girl….she put her hand up to go first :)

CHUNKIE Birthday Fairy


CHUNKIE Lotus Love on Golden Pond


CHUNKIE Sunshine






CHUNKY Ballerina

CHUNKIE Hula girl

CHUNKIES in love

CHUNKIE Lollipop Lover





CHUNKIE Tooth Fairy
Next in line is CHUNKIE China! ….a plasticine model I’ve also included lace a handmade fan which i painted..used silver twine to bind it together….some wool, thread, a lantern from another painting I’ve done in the past, some mesh for the background, and an ancient book that she sits upon….also some photoshopping….as China is an ancient land with a rich history…i really wanted this looking aged…in the end I was really happy with the results.

Once the Chunkies are created and photographed, I usually dismantle them to be used in the creation of more chunkies, so I am recycling the plasticine. These Chunkies have been very therapeutic to create over the holidays, whilst taking a break from red bubble and having my family around. I have many more to come, and although I won’t be on RB as much, I hope to also be doing some serious painting this year…so i look forward 2009 with much anticipation …

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  • Cazzie Cathcart
    Cazzie Cathcartalmost 6 years ago

    Awwwww I love her too!!!!!!! your awesum Karen :0) xxxx

  • thank you so much Cazzie!!! ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • AnaBanana
    AnaBananaalmost 6 years ago

    super cute again! im loving this series!

  • thank you so much AnaBanana, so happy you like her, my little China :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful! How much?

  • lol, thank you, I wish they were for sale…but they are made from plasticine, kids play stuff…and just fall apart…after the photoshoot (or are disassembled and reused) – so sorry Cathleen, all i have is a photo xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • MattTworkowski
    MattTworkowskialmost 6 years ago

    Lol,she is my fav so far,love that little lantern & fan,fantastic Karin

  • o really Matt…so pleased then! thank you very very much!!! i’m tickled!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 6 years ago

    Dammit! lol Well, if you ever do start selling them, I get first dibs :)

  • sure, of course Cathleen ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Cathleen Tarawhiti
    Cathleen Taraw...almost 6 years ago

    …and your backdrops are great – what do you use for them?

  • aw thank you
    here i’ve used a roll of straw mesh over the top of an ancient vintage book of paintings given to me by my grandmother – and that is also what she’s sitting on, then I’ve altered the backdrop and the dolls’s colours using photoshop. The doll’s dress is actually ‘royal blue’ and the reeds are less vibrant in reality….so glad you like her Cathleen…

    The other CHUNKIES have similarly styled backdrops, and I’ve just added changes to them in photoshop mainly. CHUNKIES in love was added to from the garden, with frangipanis, leaves and a few little flowers from my next door neighbour!

    The flowers in CHUNKIE Geisha turn out to be just one flower in reality, reused over and over…thank goodness for photoshop… :) lol

    – © Karin Taylor

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethalmost 6 years ago

    she’s great.

  • thank you very much MT ;)
    I made her today, took hours, but very therapeutic :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • debb
    debbalmost 6 years ago

    sensational series Karin – really special – so glad to read that you had a therapeutic holiday – so well deserved – you would have to be one of the busiest bubblers – I really appreciate that you take the time to pop in and comment on my work xx

  • thank you so much debb….and i appreciate you doing the same, really i do :) glad you like her debb…i’ll have some more to come…but for the minute I’ve finished creating these…and prob time for me to hit the paints again ;) xx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Mohsen Bayramnejad
    Mohsen Bayramn...almost 6 years ago

    Oh Karin :) i do really love this series… you’ve done an amazing job doing this.
    very beautiful!
    not sure really what to say just excellent!

  • aw Mohsen…am thrilled you like her ;)
    thanx so much!!!!

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    So amazing !!! I think she’s my fav so far- the fan and the lantern and colours, awesome xxxxxx

  • o wow, thank you so much Anita…so glad you like her…i think she might be my favourite too :) xxxxx

    – © Karin Taylor

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