Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Monday, November 21, 2011

So many new faces in my head.....


Almost ready for her face!
 

She is getting sanded and strung! She'll be painted with watercolors instead of acrylics

 

Choosing Colors

Ready for wigging..I think Red hair!


What will she be?

New Faces in  "first stage"  of refinement 

I just cant pinpoint a tail color for her....maybe if I wig her first..hmmm

  
So its the end of November...so many dolls to finish...by Christmas!  But new faces keep popping up in my head...and I have to keep stopping what I'm trying to complete...to just "Quickly " sculpt that face that I keep seeing....ugh....feeling crazy with this energy!  Does that ever happen to you?  I bet that it does...but I think sometimes we stop it from coming by trying to Follow THE RULES!!!!...  November and December  are always powerful months for me....I guess for most people too...Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This time is "Magical"..... sometimes overwhelming...but its always"Exciting"....  and Dec is also my Birthday...a double whammy of energy and focusing on what I "Want" and what I "have" to do!  haha
Anyway...here are some dolls that absolutely must get completed!!!  One will be going to Holland to my Over the top...talented friend Marijke van ooijen....she's gotta be "real special"!!!    And another is going to Totowa NJ..to my good friend Alison.  I grew up with Alison...and when I was 15 she was in a very bad car accident...I made her this plaster decoupaged book with a little girl in it...and 35 years later...she still has it!  Sometimes friends are there to remind us of our future dreams and our "now" accomplishments...A never ending story!

So I am also working on an etsy shop where I will sell some dolls and also some sculpting tools and tutorials....Time...hmmm..I guess I'll figure it out as I go along....no big plan!  haha (Not that there really is ever a big plan....)
Start of some tiny candies....

12 comments:

Elizabeth Parsons said...

Mink, pink velvet and crystals...she will be beautiful! And the cake on her head is a great idea! I just love your dolls, they are so 'you' and full of life, just like you! You inspire me to keep trying!

Susan said...

Colleen...your faces are changing..I think it's Ankie's influence. Gorgeous dolls...what kind of watercolors do you use. I know Marlaine uses only water color for her paper clay dolls, but I've never tried it.

Colleen said...

Hi Susan....thank you for stopping in and for the nice words....the painted dolls are in acrylics. Yes..ANKIE has influenced me with her "other wordly" look...just love it!...that was the first I used water colors and we just used cheap paints,from Michaels ...they worked beautifully! Then they are mat varnished ..,but I'm having a hard time finding mat varnish for water colors....its clear that is brushed on...not sprayed....

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

What a beautiful face on this doll, I enjoy and admire your work!

Susan said...

Ankie and Marlaine use this weird varnish that comes from the Netherlands, you can't get it over here, but Marlaine said she could ship it. I'd love to get some too. It's really smooth.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Colleen this doll looks gorgeous already. I love the face. It is has such a soft expression.

Usemeplz said...

Cool works! How much do you need to create one doll?

Rhissanna said...

I love the watercolours for her skin! I'd never considered that for a doll's skin but you're wight, if it can be sealed in some way it would work just fine. Her face is lovely. I understand about the cramming of ideas and the pressure of time as Christmas gets closer. Never enough time...

Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for sharing these photos of a doll in progress.

Angel Hugs said...

Your dolls are always wonderful!!!

Heather Elizabeth Brauner said...

She came out beautiful !The cake hat with the hand painted pink leopard is darling . love your style !

Toyin O. said...

What a beautiful doll; I can't wait to see the out come.

Usemeplz said...

You are very very talented! YOur works are amazing!

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