Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cloth-Over Fairy Faces

As promised, our October meeting show-and-tell had some finished fairies from Leslie's September workshop.  For her class, Leslie not only designed an original fairy body.  She also sculpted a head for the body from scratch, and then made a mold of the head, and then made copies of the head for everybody in the class.  Then they covered their fairy heads with cloth to match the bodies and colored them.
Nita's purple, green, and teal fairy has beautiful details everywhere you look!
Julie G.'s fairy has a more wild and windblown woodland look!
We'll have more pictures in a week or so, when the library display case goes up.  Don't forget to check out the show and sale info on the tab at the top!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October Challenge Dolls

October's meeting was very busy, as it was our first regular meeting since July. We chose our slate of officers to vote on in December, and caught up on lots of planning for our big show next month.

We also had some beautiful show and tell, but those pics will have to wait for the next post, because 6 talented club members finished their Challenge Dolls!

As you can see, everybody did a fabulous job of sticking to this year's theme:
White-on-White or Black-on-Black.

This picture has two dolls -- Percival Poulet and Snowflake.   The photographer apologizes profusely for not having a full picture of the lady Snowflake, complete with her tatted namesake.

Lilli White on her Wedding Day

Count Vladimir Blackula

White Winged Wishes

For those who like to look things up, here is a 'quiddity link'.

Aren't they all fabulous???  You will notice that there are no dollmaker's names attributed.  That is because these dolls (and any other challenge dolls that are finished between now and then) will be part of our annual People's Choice Award, and we don't want to bias our voting public. 

Please come to our November Show and see these stunning dolls in person!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Leslie's GwynnEllen class

For our September meeting, Leslie created a original fairy doll to teach some new techniques, especially a cloth-overlay on a clay face.  Quite a few dollmakers journeyed to Leslie's house, where she hosted the two-day workshop.

Check out these work-in-progress pictures!
a picture from early in the class from Julie W.

Julie G.'s nearly finished fairy, sporting angelina wings

check out Martha's tattoos!

Nita's demure fairy hair-do

Katie's berry fairy

Ann R.'s rainbow fairy, sitting on her own custom leaf

We are missing pictures from two class members. Denise could only attend the first day of the weekend workshop, and therefore missed the group photo below. And Lauren, who is not a member (yet?), but who by all accounts did an outstanding job on her first doll ever in this class!

a group shot - Ann R., Martha, Julie G., Nita, Katie, Leslie, and Julie W.

Check back later for show-and-tell pictures of the finished dolls.  I'm sure we'll see them all completely done by the November Show.  (and if you believe that...)