Sunday, January 13, 2013

Moon Raiser

There is a tale in ancient folk lore about a legendary creature whose roots are deeply embedded in the earth. Each night she secretly emerges as a beautiful flowering Goddess to raise the moon to the heavens.......Source unknown

22" Moon Raiser is a captivating monochromatic mixed media art piece that incorporates cloth, polymer clay and Creative Paperclay. Learn how to create her cloth over clay face from a clay mask created from  my origanal sculpt in a push mold!  The mask is in a kit available for $7.00 The moon is Paperclay over foam which you will sculpt yourself as well, and the class also offers creating the doll's armature, fact painting, articulated hands, and some unusual embellishing techniques.
The class will begin Feb. 1, 2013 at The Creative College  at   You can get there directly from the button on the right! And to sweeten the pot, anyone signing up for this class or any other I offer there will get a free e-pattern! Offer good until the end of Feb., 2013!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Scrap the Patchwork Girl

Scrap the Patchwork Girl has been created for the Wizard of Oz challenge at Dollstreet Dreamers. The dolls will be displayed in a special exhibit at AFIC conference in Ohio in April.

I did not want to do the Lion, Tin man, Dorothy or Scarecrow because I figured a lot of people would choose those. When I saw Scrap during a Google search, she stole my heart. I did not want to do a floppy rag doll style, as Scrap exhibits a lot of movement, so I gave her a full body armature. She also has very exaggerated cartoon like white gloves, and only 3 fingers which is typical. But I gave her 4 fingers, could not help myself,

This is not a typical doll for me to make, but was she ever fun! All the patchwork sewing was a bit labor intensive, but I think the doll captures the spirit of Scrap!