As promised, I am sharing photos of the progress of dolls from members of the workshop other than myself. I was not able to take everyone's photos but I cannot wait to see all the finished characters as everyone's dolls were looking great by the end of the week.
|This is by Jenny, as a tribute to her husband.|
|This will be a wee mouse girl in Paris (by Marla) The wee witch in the back is by Michele.|
|This will be a bunny girl (by Marla)|
|The hair is made from clay as is the ice cream. (by Paula) The old man and "young un" in the back is by Lynn|
|This elegant lady is by Gail.|
|This is my favourite piece, made by Paula (his headdress is in clay) The colourful shoes in the back are by Bobbi.|
Now my second finished doll is made with a sitting body suit that is filed with plastic pellets and polyester filling. Unlike the first character it is not fully wired as I wanted to retain the floppy, tender look. Since this was the first figure that I started in class, I choose to give her one shoe and try my hand at sculpting a foot (as suggested by Kate Church and as many people did with great success).
I completed the costuming in class except for her teddy bear (2", handmade by me). I decided that she was not right for the base that I brought to the class so I made another base at home and sewed a "faux" fur rug for her to sit on. I am pleased with her tender look.
|Back of then wee doll|
|The wee teddy is 2" tall and hand made by me.|
|I used ModPodge to add the colour (using napkins) and the phrase "Tender Moments"|