Create Clay Hats and Crowns!

Create  Clay Hats and Crowns!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cocoa Carmel....







I created Cocoa Carmel for my friend Alison.  Alison is a woman of color with American indian in her background.  She has a beautiful brown  skintone with freckles and high cheekbones....I tried to portray her the best Icould...Cocoa's hair color actually matched Alisons... 

Cocoa Carmel has "Swiss Chocolate Dot" shoes and  A Cocolate cake Hat made from "pluffy" clay...a very lightweight marshmallowy  clay that must be baked.   Her hair is different than my normal goat hair.  It was from an acrylic like "Dread" wig from the beAuty Supply shop.  I really love the darker skin and hair for this doll.  I will definately do more of these.


 



And now no more dolls for a while...Working so hard on my NEW SHOP.....The Artsy Soul...I should be opened by july 4th...A retail store for mixed media supplies...and "treasures"...and a classroom.  I will be teaching sculpting tiny dolls and making shoes, crowns, hats and charms.  I will have teachers come in to do workshops.  I will attach the site to my blog when I get there..!!!

17 comments:

Rhissanna said...

I love Miss Cocoa! Her shoes look exactly like they're made of chocolate with white chocolate meted dots. And she does look good enough to eat!

Good luck with the new venture!

Elaine A said...

Colleen -

Cocoa is beautiful! She has such a sweet face and I love her hair! Wonderful work of art. Can't wait for you to open your store, finally someplace to get supplies - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Heather Williams said...

Mmmm....lovely doll, Colleen!! Hmmm....an online shop....am wondering if this means you will be teaching any online classes?! I sure hope so! Many blessings ~H♥~

Heather Williams said...

P.S. I wonder if it would be okay to pin any of your dolls from your blog to Pinterest? If not, no worries....I understand. Thank you ~H♥~

Susan said...

Love her Colleen, I first saw her on your facebook post...thanks for sharing more pictures and details. Can't wait to hear more about your new shop.

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They look like some vintage German Christmas ornaments my mom once had.

Vintage Ballerina Doll from Europe

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julie said...

Wonderful!!

Johanna said...

Aww Colleen, I LOVE your little dolls. They are gorgeous!
I have added you to my follow list so I can see updates of your work.

Johanna x

bois-fleurie said...

I think your dolls are amazing,the faces have so much expression on them.
Look forward to seeing your shop.

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Hi dollmaking friends....oops have totally ignored my blog....but wait till you see the shop.!! I'll get pics up and continue on this blog....look forward to seeing all of your dolls and what you all have been up to

Colleen Colquhoun Athens said...

Hi dollmaking friends....oops have totally ignored my blog....but wait till you see the shop.!! I'll get pics up and continue on this blog....look forward to seeing all of your dolls and what you all have been up to

Theresa said...

She's so cute Colleen but all your dolls have that special something about them. I love your animal dolls too, they have so much character!

collectible dollhouse dolls said...

She is so beautiful, it is a pity that she looks so sad! My one inch scale collectible dolls

natalia Carlota vallejos said...

Colleen he venido a visitarte y he quedado maravillada con tus bellas niƱas-dolls, felicitaciones amiga, te deseo felicidad!!!!

jessy said...

I really like your blog it's really nice.

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