So, we are continuing our tour around the display table at our 9th Annual Show and Sale. In the center of the picture are two dolls from last year's White-on-White or Black-on-Black Challenge.
Next, seated on the leafy vine (sculpted from wire and Apoxie Sculpt), is the original GwynnEllen doll that Leslie taught in the fall of 2010. The lady in blue with the pink headdress is Gabby's Night Out, created by Nita from a Jill Maas pattern. Martha made the green and peach doll seated on the wooden box -- the green body fabric is a polka-dot print, and each dot is covered with concentric circles of beads!
Continuing around the corner, we find another nativity set by Sandy. The polymer faces are set in silver spoons, and the robes are made of painted, embellished Tyvek.
Next are two dolls by Katie Jones -- the tall one is a wrapped wire armature as taught by Ray Slater, and the other is from her class with Leta Benedict at AFIC last spring. The matroyshka doll is a collaboration between Leslie and her granddaughter Rebecca, and is the first doll Rebecca has made.
The last dolls on the table are the smallest dolls in the display; 6-inch dolls designed to teach the basics of dollmaking to a beginner class.
From the smallest to the tallest -- at 4 feet tall, these members of Sandy's most recent nativity did not fit on the display table, and in fact, only three pieces would fit in her tiny Miata to travel to the show. Sandy created an entire breast cancer nativity, complete with wise men and a camel. The scene below depicts an angel bringing a new prosthetic breast to Mary.
|Lady Gaga by Mary McNeely and|
Percival Poulet by Julie Gausvik
|dolls by Leslie, Nita, and Martha|
|Nativity, original design by Sandy Wildman|
|Brody by Andrea Baughman|
|Betsy, Bitty, and Betty by Andrea Baughman|