Friday, July 23, 2021

Cecelia

Just finished another doll this morning. This is Cecelia, made from craft/robe velour (I don't remember which). Her face is painted in acrylics, and her hair is bulky wool yarn, sewing in place. Her clothing is removable. She stands about 13 inches tall. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ruby

 I've got no less than five dolls in various stages of completion. I'm pleased that I've finally gotten one dressed. This is Ruby. She stands about 13 inches tall. Paperclay over cloth.



Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy July 4th

This year's Independence Day makes me nervous. Oregon has just reopened, and hoards of tourists are flocking to the Coast - some vaccinated, some not. Many not wearing masks. Many making risky decisions, impaired, driving, fireworks in dry areas, etc. 

Please, let's just be safe this year. 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Life Book 2019 October Lessons








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or Life Book 2019 HERE
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Life Book 2020 February Lessons

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https://effywild.com/

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or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE
or Life Book 2020 HERE
or Life Book 2021 HERE

Friday, May 28, 2021

Life Book 2019 November Lessons







Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE
or Life Book 2020 HERE
or Life Book 2021 HERE

Monday, May 10, 2021

Life Book 2021 February Lessons









Life Book 2013 pages HERE
or Life Book 2014 HERE
or Life Book 2015 HERE
or Life Book 2016 HERE
or Life Book 2017 HERE
or Life Book 2018 HERE
or Life Book 2019 HERE
or Life Book 2020 HERE
or Life Book 2021 HERE

Friday, April 23, 2021

Experimental Trio

Before my last two completed dolls, I experimented with a new doll body. Trying to get the size and shape I wanted, I made three stuffed bodies. 

            #1 was too long and thin
            #2 was too angled at the bottom
            #3 is a bit more full at the bottom

I ladder stitched all three around the waist for a couple reasons (that I can't really remember now). It may have been to round them out a bit more, and in #1's case, shorten her a bit. Maybe all three needed to be shortened, but I won't know until I sew and stuff another to see what I was thinking at the time.

All three have had paperclay added to their heads, which was my intention from the start.

Since I don't really throw anything away, my plans for these prototypes are:

         To make #1 into a Day of the Dead character
         To make #2 into a character of some sort
         To make #3 into an Izannah-style doll

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Pumpkinhead

Call for Submissions! We're excited to announce that a brand-new special edition of Art Doll is coming your way in 2021, and it will be bigger and better than ever! We're currently seeking submissions of all types of autumn and Halloween-inspired dolls — from spooky to whimsical, from clay to fabric, from realistic to primitive. For all information on submitting your artwork, please visit: https://hubs.ly/H0G5_HR0 We can't wait to see your art dolls! Deadline April 25

So I decided to do this, and though that another Pumpkinhead doll would be perfect. I submitted her photo today, and she may or may not be accepted for the September issue featuring these seasonal dolls. But it was fun anyway.

Visit my website for some of the details: http://www.blueherondolls.com/Gallery13.htm


Monday, April 19, 2021

Ginger

Ginger is a commissioned doll, representing a wonderful woman of the same name. I used craft velour for the body (Averill pattern) and head (modified Cecelia pattern). She has jointed shoulders, elbow, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.