Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas SCOTT!!!




WHEW! I did it! Finished my brother Scott's "Daddy Doll" on Christmas eve...by the skin of my teeth!! But I was very happy with the finished doll....When i picked it up...it was soft and cuddly and the picture I used of my dad from his childhood really came to Life!. This doll is a symbol of the Love my dad gave to all of his children. He worked so hard, and yet he "played" with us and all of the neighborhood kids loved...JOE! He was always funny...even in church...when the collection basket came around, and he had to give each of us four kids a quarter...he'd give us funny things to make us laugh in church...a nail clipper, a nickle that squirted water...One time he found a tiny inch worm dancing on this ladies perfectly coiffed Behive hairdo in the pew in front of us..They are some of my best memories!!! haha!

His clothes are made from Velvet fabric that came from Elizabeth Taylor's seamstress' "stash". (my dad loved that actress), given to my by my friend Tery. I had to cut around the Gold embroidered name...but the velvet is exquisite..feels so soft! and his boots are made from thin leather with tiny buckles and clay soles. His little scarf is made out of Fabric that says...When this you see, Remember Me!"


He has a beautiful vintage metal heart bead hanging from his shirt...because he was "ALL About Love and Compassion" ....Always!

3 comments:

Mary Louisa said...

Merry Christmas!! What a wonderful gift you made and such great memories to have. See you in the NEW YEAR!!

Marijke van Ooijen said...

Hay...

Wat a cute doll you made...and you give it as Christmasgift...wauw!

Sweet greetings,
Marijke

natalia carlota vallejos said...

esun bello muñeco, me encanta tu trabajo, Ilike your work, no se si lo dije bien, muchos cariños y feliz año nuevo desde Argentina

NY wow

NY wow
dIANE kEELER CLASS

Diane Keeler Class

Diane Keeler Class
Diane Teaching

Diane Keeler class

Diane Keeler class
Class Picture

Sculpting a Childs face

Sculpting a Childs face
My face ..Day 2 ..ready for EARS!

Working on a new face now!!!

Working on a new face now!!!
Completed face and breastplate

Attached head to breastplate

Attached head to breastplate
The clay is very dirty..the cleanest i can get it!

After Face Make up

After Face Make up
WOW...it gives a translucent glow...hid the dirt!

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet

Removable wig...not styled or cut yet
Goat mohair that was dyed and combed

Now she's styled!

Now she's styled!
But it is a wig...it will be glued when i'm ready!!!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!

Painted Face...still needs brows and lashes!
She will be sealed with Duncan flat mat as soon as it comes in the mail!

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...

Cloth Pixie body fit under breast plate...
After drawing and sewing a million body parts....

Girly girl "21" charms

Girly girl "21" charms
Angelica's 21st birthday charms

Devon with his creation

Devon with his creation
Devon and his monkey boy

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern

Devons Doll that he made from a pattern
Monkey Boy

another charm group

another charm group
Debbies Charm

Leapord tube charm

Leapord  tube charm
The diamond shape is a soldered glass bead.

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....

Wax medium melted over polymer clay face....
She's getting there..i think this hair suits her better..she needs eyelashes and ears

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy

Odd Vintage bug- like Fairy
Just the idea

Clay Window glazed with Utee

Clay Window glazed with Utee
Stamped Utee glazed "Charms"

Clay Charms

Clay Charms
Making a mold from a charm to make more charms!

Charming

Charming
Clear tubing and stamped Utee

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Vintage photos

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!

Charming!!! ....REALLY!!!
Soldered Charms

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie

Journal Day with Tery and Stephanie
Creating an Art Journal

Stephanies journal

Stephanies journal
of course..completed first!!

New Art Journal

New Art Journal
Journal made from SCRATCH!!!

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS

Art journal EMBELLISHMENTS
Clay, Stamps, Utee

Inside cover

Inside cover
Material and free motion stiching

Celeste

Celeste

Celeste up close

Celeste up close
Celestes shirt is made from gessoed and tinted lace with free motion embroidery

EVA

EVA
She is with her new mom Evelyn