Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cloth & Clay doll

During my participation in Dixie's Izannah Workshop, I'd also been lurking on another artist's site. Jane DesRosier (Gritty Jane) has a Ning group with tutorials on her method of creating Cloth and Clay dolls. I'd been working on my doll a little bit at a time, and today finally finished her. I decided to use some challenge fabric given to me in October by a fellow doll club member for her skirt.

This doll is a work of folk art, and more primitive or simplistic than my usual style. It's good to work outside the box once in awhile. I think the hardest part for me was grunging the finish. I have to admit I did it with a light hand.


Dixie Redmond said...

She so looks like a Deanna doll, though! Great job. I still need to do my Cloth & Clay doll. :-)

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks, Dixie~
They're not that difficult or labor-intensive like the Izannahs, but it sure feels good to have another doll completed. I'm going to try to get some unfinished dolls done this week. I wonder how that would feel - to have no works-in-progress?!

Ayala Art said...

She looks adorable.

Deirdra Doan said...

Your dolls have such beautiful faces..and it is fun to see your Jane doll. Nice to meet you.