Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Class with Ankie Daanen.....WOW!!!




Trying on some hair...I think this matches her coloring and Freckles!
 
My  Freckled Girl and hands Sculpted in Class  "Ankie" style .....
 
 
I took a two day class in NY at Gwen and Doris Jackson's House.  What an amazing experience...all the way around.  I traveled with Heather Brauner...and as soon as we arrived at the Sisters' "huge" newly renovated house...I felt right at home....many sudents stayed in the many rooms on three floors ...Like one huge "Pajama Party"  !!!

Then 2 days of working on a doll....I am truley amazed by what I learned and accomplished in that time!!!  Something clicked for me upon meeting Ankie...her LOVE for the "doll" form and her undying energy was PURE POSITIVE INSPIRATION!!!   I loved being with her and learning more stuff!!!!  I purchased her book, and on the back cover....she has written....'Dollmaking, a never ending Story."  WOW!!!! aint that the truth!!!?!! 


well...when I arrived home...I took my doll head and hands and put them on the counter to admire what i had created...and along comes my most favorite cat in the universe,  moon..and "Swats" the one hand...I watch in slow motion as it smashes down on the tile floor...ugh...4 fingers crack off!  MOON!!!!! 

4 broken  fingers on the right hand!@!! First stage of repair!



But...amazingly..I used e6000 and holee!!!! they are stuck!  I sanded and now will have to apply a little more paperclay!!!  Just another one of life's Lessons!!!


With Ankie....an amazing Experience.....

Ankie brought beautiful dolls....this is My favorite.....

Our Class head sculpts












14 comments:

Joyce van der Lely said...

wow, looks like fun, I would like to give the doll making a try at one stage ♥♥♥ beautiful doll(s) !!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*Lovely work Colleen! Your doll looks like a beautiful character from a book!*~
I am looking forward to seeing more beautiful faces as you create more, in time!

Susan said...

Colleen,
I absolutely love the face of this doll!!! You did a great job, can't wait to see her finished.

Dorien said...

Hi Colleen,
She is lovely, what a pretty face!
Well done! Wonder how she will look like when you are finished!
Have a nice weekend.

Elizabeth Parsons said...

Your own style shines thru...i love her face! Moon is lucky that you love him so much, otherwise he might end up in the bay...

I cant wait to see the doll in person! Oh, and I made a cute pumpkin from the mold u gave me...love it! Miss you!

Angel Hugs said...

As usual your work is awesome!!! I am so glad Aankie finished mine lol!!

Caroline said...

Beautiful and lucky you!

Debs said...

You are talented - inspiring!

Flora said...

Colleen, Your talent shows through in all your work and this beautiful sculpt only shows that you are a quick and talented learner ,getting better and better!!!! I have always wanted to learn from the "masters" maybe one day I'll do this too?
Blessings,Flora

Shashi Nayagam said...

Beautiful work Colleen, but then I don't expect anything less from you. How lovely that you could take a class from Ankie.

Lillian said...

Colleeeennnn!!!! I LOVE your doll's face! I hear Annkie is great and it looks like you all had a great time! Please say hello to Gwen & her sister for me! Sooo sorry to hear that Moonie was misbehaving...what a shame :( Hugs, Lilliano

natalia Carlota vallejos said...

ooohhh!!! too much!

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Why she looks distressed?

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