Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pearl Moon Class and a New Purse

First, I can't say thank you enough for all the wonderful comments on my Hoffman Doll. I am very excited to have won this special award.

Just a short update, my Mother is doing great and is in Rehab. We are hoping she will be allowed to come home within the week. As of today, she has been away from her home for 2 months.

I have been busy so haven't written. I was priveleged to take a class with Pearl Moon. Learned all sorts of fabric and fiber manipulations. Pearl used the pieces she creates to display on her dolls. Since the class was geared toward the embellishment techniques, we didn't receive a pattern. Well--you can take the girl out of engineering but you can't take the engineer out of the girl! so I created my own doll to embellish--have to have a plan you know. She is a stump doll created using a 6" round wooden base for the bottom. I sculpted her face with scuply and covered it with fabric. I am so bad at this but I am still going to use it. I am almost done with the doll--applying all the fun things we did in class and then some. Here are pics of the doll and some pics from class.The class was great fun and Pearl was a wonderful teacher. Her techniques were unique and really opened lots of creative possiblilities.

Diane, Colleen, Teri and Maria deep in concentration.

Emily and Diane in the forground, Maria in the background.
Pearl and Teri.
Group shot: Colleen our hostest, Maria, Emily, Heidi, Teri, Me, Diane and Pearl.

I also finished a commission piece--a new Collage Purse. I used the grunge board flowers on it and really am pleased with the way it turned out. My client was pleased too! The pics really don't show the colors clearly. It is done on an eggplant background with puple, teal, blue and gold metallics.

Purse back. The flowers were cut out of fabric with my Big Kick machine. I then stitched around them with yarn (bobbin work) and embroidered the centers with beads and sequins.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I am just getting into creating art dolls. I am very much interested in the fabric over sculpy technique that was used for the face. Do you have more information or where I could find some more. Thanks