Archive for November 23, 2004
I’ve been playing with water soluble oil pastels since Patti Medaris Culea introduced me to them earlier this year. If you like using watercolor pencils on your faces you’ll love these. They blend like the pencils but the colors are more vivid.
A rose is a rose is a rose … what do you do with extra heads?
I am making a garden with mine. If I have a good head that I’m not using for a doll I frame it with silk flower petals. Then I hang them on the wall.
I have a little sewing group that meets at my house on Sundays, the four of us call ourselves the Dragon Ladies. One of our group couldn’t make it this past Sunday when we were going to start on a new doll. Instead of starting without her we decided to play with needle sculpting. I have a book with accompanying DVD that shows different ways to needle sculpt doll heads. I’ve had them for well over a year but for one reason or another I had never tried the techniques.
I recently signed up for an on-line class with Ann Maulin of Australia at Lisa Risler’s site. Today I received an email from Ann that said I am the only student in the class. I was quite surprised at this because I think she is a wonderful designer and I’ve heard great things about her as a teacher. But that said, now it’s like getting a private class with her, I’m really excited about it.
Today brought an epiphany of sorts for me.� �In my Art Dolls as Self Image class we were given exercises in journaling to help find a theme for our dolls.� We were supposed to look at what we like to do, what colors we like, and a few other things to guide our thoughts.�
I recently took a class from Christine Shively and there was something a little off about the doll I made in her class. Took a while to figure it out and it actually was another artist friend of mine who told me.
We have been having quite a discussion on Doll Street regarding wobbly heads, or more specifically, how to avoid wobbly heads.
Seems that the most popular method to use is to put a stick of some sort in the neck and pack stuffing around that. Some folks like popsicle sticks and some just use dowels.