Class With Deanna Hogan
This past weekend, I had the privilege of taking a class with Deanna Hogan. What a treat it was, and what an absolutely inspiring artist she is.
I learned so much and I enjoyed myself more than I have in ages. Deanna is a fine teacher and she has incredible patience. No wonder her dolls are so beautiful.
We made her “Verity” pattern. This pattern was great fun and focuses on a technique that Deanna learned from Helen Pringle. Helen was a famous doll maker of yesteryear, who figured out how to paint cloth dolls so that the paint would not chip off of the soft fabric over time.
Here is a photo of all the dolls together. Mine is the one on the bottom with the green dress and blue bow.
Here’s a closeup of my completed doll, Cassie. It’s hard to believe that she is really made from fabric!
I’m a total advocate of doll classes or any type of art class that supports whatever you are passionate about. When I take a class, it invigorates me and gets my creativity going. I also believe it puts years on my life because I feel so thrilled to be in my element around like-minded people. The inspiration for a class stays with me for years.
I hope to meet you someday in class!
Have a Dollightful Day!
This is a wonderful legacy post. I hope to meet Deanna again sometime!