Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Year..New Hopes, Dreams and Dolls!


Every Dream is Worth Dreaming

 

Mermaid Ballet Slippers from Sof t Leather and Polymer Clay soles
























Vintage Paperclay Mermaid


A "Fox Tale" .........Coming Soon!!

Sue Milos Master Molds!



Well...I guess I had to re coup from Christmas!  But I'm feeling Strong ..Energized and Excited for New Stuff to Happen!  There is a lot of New Creative Energy flowing...and I have Completed a Mermaid Doll!!! Of course Under pressure...because that is good for me!
Her tail is paper clay on a foil and wire armature that is jointed so it can bend. The design in the clay was created by pressing a stamp into the moist clay.  Paints and rub-ons were used to create depth...the it was glossed with triple thick. The joints were created with bead caps and findings.   I had to send the doll out and hopefully she will be in an Article.  I won't say anymore until it happens!!! haha
 (I hate rejection!).....



Sues "Many" Tiny Sweets!

Anyway....I went to visit my Friend Sue Milo and we both got crazy with creating tiny sweets...Finding special molds...clays...embellishments for toppings...blah blah blah...I cant wait to continue on my sweets making journey...But I Believe Sue went over the edge! haha...She made some beautiful original sweets..and she also went nuts creating her own molds....She is now the "Precision Master Mold Maker" in my book!!! Check her stuff out!

And last but not least...Is my ART IS You 2012 Class Project. She Is halfway there...The Class is written up and now She needs to Come Alive !  I know where I'm going with this....I hope she becomes who I want her to be ..sometimes these dolls are so stubborn...and refuse to cooperate...

12 comments:

Alba Linea said...

oooh my goodness! what a suuuupercute mermaid you create! im speakless! so lovely and soft! have a creative weekend beause i cant wait to see more of them. di
;0)

Jan Conwell said...

Wow...her expression makes me wanna help her get feet! Gorgeous work. And have a great 2012!

Sujana said...

The mermaid doll is so lovely! You're very talented.

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Always love seeing what creative thing is going on here! Lovely things...

Theresa said...

Colleen, you always amaze me with your talent. Just when I feel empty of ideas, I come to your page and start thinking maybe I can make something pretty like that too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Colleen said...

...what beautiful creative friends....thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your wonderful words.....

Joyce S. said...

Hay Colleen, your work as always, inspirational & flawless. The mermaid, ballet slippers, fox & the tiny findings. I want to be like you when I grow up. Many Blessing Always,

Lillian said...

Helllooo Colleen!

I can't stop "ooohing and aahhing" at your FABULOUS mermaid!!! The fox is just so great! Your work is truly amazing! I'm so glad you'll be teaching at Art is this fall...anyone taking the class is sure in for a treat! Hope all is well with you...hugs, Lilliano!

Kikka said...

Hi...Happy I found your blog.
I have been dreaming about dollmaking, but don`t know how...
You are The Artist in this area!
I am stunned! ..and Wordless!
Hugs
Kikka

Colleen said...

Kikka...i tried to email you...getting errors. WOW!!!! THANK YOU!!!! Love your blog and your frogs!!! Love Colleen

CindySowers said...

So lovely, Colleen. I am particularly fascinated by the hat! You know I love hats. You have inspired me to check out light weight clay as I read about the other hats you have on these pages. You go, girl! You will always be famous, in my book! Happy new year! -- Cindy

Paige said...

the face on your doll, bonbon
and dreamer are achingnly poignant,
i want to make it better for her,
cherish her.

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