Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Long Time Since Posting!

I can't believe I haven't posted in so long. I guess I have been busy. I have 4 new dolls in the works--2 will be online classes and the third is my Hoffman challenge doll and the 4th is for an upcoming issue of a magazine. Have to be mum on that one! I also attended a Scrapbook/Stamp show and bought some new stamps, twinkling H2Os, some stencil paste from DreamWeaver (worth checking out!!! http://www.dreamweaver.com/) , took a Bargello class with my EGA, and had meetings with the Garden State Doll Artisans and Sew Sew doll Club. We are readying our display at the Garden State Quilt Guild's show June 12-14th at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison NJ. This year I am curator of our exhibit but I have lots of help.
I have also been sketching in my Face Book. I have tried to take those sketches and translate them into cloth. Here is the first, Jasmine. Her face is done in a cloth over cloth style with set in eyes made from wood. Not bad for the first try but her eyes need to be set in a little more--she looks like she has Graves disease and her nose is a but large though it doesn't look quite so big in person. I was going for a 1920's flapper look. Oh well, maybe the next one!

The next is my OhOh face based on this picture from a hair dye ad.
Here us the sketch.

Here is the head. Not sure I am happy with this one yet. I'm sure she will look better with hair!

I have also been working on the faces for my CQ doll class--the kits contain completed heads. I sketched them out then scanned them and manipulated the files until I got faces that printed out OK. I also have been making some more sample dolls so I can time all the steps to make sure the doll can be completed in 2 days. Here is a sample with a printed face. I think I need to make the features just a bit smaller. Her colors were taken from the focus fabric print on her bodice right--another piece of tie fabric.
Thanks to everyone for your kind words about my class pieces. I am excited about teaching them too.


Gerry said...

The CQ dress is wonderful. I like the oversized facial features. They are very dramatic and work will with the slender, shapely body.

Allison Ann Aller said...

The printed face looks so good! What a great way to go...you could market them.
The Oh Oh drawing is just fabulous...

Linda Misa said...

I think she looks great Stephanie and I love the colours - regards, Linda.

Sandi said...

I like the work that you've done with the faces. I think the idea of having a "Face" book is a great idea and you've given me something to work on. I enjoy your work.


Liz said...

My goodness; you've been a busy girl! Your faces and resulting doll heads are great. I can think of several settings for the OhOh head/doll. Little Miss Muffett . . . spilled milk . . . wind blown skirt a la Marilyn. It's fun just to think up possibilities!

Heidi said...

Oh, Stephanie, your CQ doll is a Winner !
A g a i n you had a fantasic idea combining crazy quilting,dollmaking and beading into one fantastic needle art expression ....'now, why did I not think of that?'...[smile]

Kat Lees said...

Step I think these drawings and the faces you are doing are spot
on gal. Very dramatic with tons of expression. Kat Lees