Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My New Passion...

On the right side of my blog is an icon for a group I joined called 'Cloth and Clay Doll Workshop'. Through a series of videos, Jane DesRosier demonstrates how to complete a doll from beginning to end. One of my favorite parts is her demonstration of the use of paper clay to sculpt the head and face. As I watched the videos it became very apparent to me that this paper clay stuff is very cool.

The other day I completed my first ever 'sculpture' and I love it. Do I think it is a great work of art? No. But in just 45 minutes I was able to create something that looked pretty much like a face and hair. I am enjoying this so much that just about all my other projects have been put aside until I complete this little gal.


This is a view of the head just after sculpting that also includes some of the tools I used.


This is a closer look of the head. This is also just after I finished the sculpting. She is definitely not perfect and she does have spooky eyes that seem to follow me.


This last one is a bit hard to see, but on the left is the same doll shown above with a black base coat and the first coat of her dress. On the right is a second doll I started. I wanted you to see what the doll looks like in the beginning before sculpting the face.

I will post other pictures as she progresses.

3 comments:

Kaci said...

Hi Lois, wasn't the fish bowl great?! I still have so much information to process and figure out but I love having such a clear list of things to think about and do to keep me on track. My dolls do have an armature made out of wire, covered with yarn and thin quilt batting before dressing. I make the head and the bottom half of the arms and legs out of paperclay which is then painted and varnished. I'm interested in this Cloth and Clay Doll Workshop you're a member of, off to check it out. Thanks for the compliment on my blog! Your doll is great, and of course it's a great work of art :)

jennydraws said...

very cool idea lois. These dolls are neat and interesting. I like the black doll.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

this is so cool. teach me!!!

hmm, my word verification is HERMULAS...
maybe that's the dolls name...
ok. not.