I'm not sure why, but it's felt like I've been in a creative slump of late. I've been plugging away at this doll as time and energy allowed, and I'm happy to have finally completed her (note ~ this is NOT one of those many unfinished projects featured in an earlier post). Here's a pre-assembly photo.
This is a doll made for one of my co-workers, using my Averill pattern with an alternate clay face and different costuming (she wanted a doll like "Sonia" made late this past year).
This doll has the hands and feet featured in my fingernail/toenail tutorial a few posts back (see the link to the left).
She has hair made from hand-dyed Tibetan lamb on the hide, which is the perfect scale for dolls.
More pending dolls with deadlines:
Penny challenge - due March 31
Eugene Joint Meeting luncheon doll - Madame Alexander inspired - due April 2
I know there's more than that, but this is all I can begin to think about right now.
Deanna, you do such an incredible job with hands. She's lovely! Do you know the Reel Dolls group in Corvallis? I'm joining them in May for a Pamela Hastings workshop. :)
Regarding "Creative Slumps": what they don't tell us is that we actually NEED a slump here and there. Especially when we're forcing ourselves to meet too many deadlines.
That's when we need a break.Then when we return to our projects, we have even better ideas. Right?
I've heard of the Reel Dolls group. I wonder if some of the members will be represented at the Joint Meeting in Eugene April 2nd. I'll be there - just sent off my reservation. This will be my third year there. Lots of fun, and I get to see my friend Jean Peeters, who belongs to several Eugene clubs.
I've taken a workshop with Pamela, several years ago at Camp Doll U. You're going to have fun!
I think you've hit the nail on the head. I've got the next few days off, and feel a little more energized (or maybe I'm just procrastinating doing our taxes...)
Your doll is absolutely precious and so feminine! She will be a great hit!
...I certainly know how you feel about losing something important [your little hair clips]. I always ask St. Anthony to help me find everything that I lose (even memories!), and I would be lost without him. I always use the children's prayer, as it is always good to be "as little children."
"St. Anthony, St. Anthony, please come around; something's been lost and it must be found."
And then I very politely ask for his help with what I need. When I find what I had lost, I try to remember to thank him, too.
It's always amazing, even after all these years, when St. Anthony helps me to find what I'm looking for. He actually oftentimes pops the knowledge right into my head so that I finally REMEMBER!!! I rely on him every single day.
What's the worst that could happen by trying this? I hope it works for you as well as it does for me!
Have a great time at your luncheon! Many blessings to you and yours,
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