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.
If you are familiar with making cloth dolls, you probably know that you can use a felting needle to root natural wool into a doll's head.This makes the hair look like it's growing out of the scalp. Working with a clay doll is different because the hair has to be glued onto the head, or the doll needs to wear a wig. Here's a technique that allows you to root hair, even if the doll is "hard-headed."
This is a legacy post that was originally created in 2008. The photos remain intact for the purpose of nostalgia.
These fabulous flapper dolls were created by my dear student Ellen. The dolls are based on my Vintage Becky pattern, and Ellen made not one but two dolls. They are dollightful!
This is my latest muse: a silk medley of stamping, beading, and a dash of meaning.Her name is NOTEworthy. NOTEworthy is the result of a need for an original gift for a musician who also loves the icon of the sun. I haphazardly cut out a pattern and sewed it up- and let the doll take its own form.
The doorbell rang just before 2:00 this afternoon, and what do you know- Cowboy Slim did mosey on in! Cowboy Slim is my entry for Li Hertzi's new and fabulous book, Art Doll Adventures. He's such a character! I forgot to photograph him before I sent him into the wild blue yonder, and now that he's back- well I'mma round up dem photos!First off, lookit this silly hat. Not your typical cowpoke hat. I was inspired by an old kids book called Go