I took a class with a wonderful teacher and clay artist,
Sophia from my local Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild last week.
She also does beautiful ceramic work.
We learned to make a faux wood or bone technique and made pendant dolls.
I had to be a little different and make my mouth
with the sliced coffee stir stick we used for the eye indentations.
She looked too sad with a frown
so I added the up turn spots
and look she's a
|Little Faux Wood Vampire Doll|
for all those Twilight Fans out there.
It was especially fun to make the wire coiled hair and the tiny earrings.
This doll is 5 1/4" tall from the bail to the tip of her tooth shaped body.
This is the first time I have ever used super soft sculpy as a base for beads too.
It was a little difficult to keep it from getting lumpy
when you cover the center with the sheets of the wood grain clay.
All in all it was a really fun day with some new people I hadn't met
and I would like to make more dolls with my own style.
I have been dreaming up ideas for more faux wood pieces, beads...... very inspiring class.
I am taking a few moments to think about all those gave their lives to preserve freedom,
something I never want to take for granted.
Thank you to all those with loved ones in the military for your many sacrifices.
I am off to mow the lawn before it gets too hot.
|My dream mower- it's either this or I hire Chippendale's Men!|
Our friends Rick and Tanys are in town this weekend
so I am looking forward to seeing them tomorrow night
and having a chocolate-raspberry beer at the Yard House Brewery.
Happy Memorial Day
and I hope you all have a very safe and wonderful holiday week-end.