Last Saturday I took a class at the Artsy Soul with Clay Artist Doreen Kassel. Her small dolls and ornaments are just wonderful. I don't work in clay - just can't stand the feel of it, but loved her dolls enough to be motivated to take the class. It certainly was a learning experience for me learning what I can and can't do with clay (of course I was more in the can't do arena!) and Doreen was a patient and considerate teacher. I did tell her I was Clay Challenged! The head was sculped over a glass ornament. I also had a calamity with my doll (so what else is new) which meant I didn't get the opportunity to finish her using the oils furnished by Doreen, so I improvised when I got her repaired at home. I used Luminarte Perfect Pigment Acryllics which gave her a shimmer. Considering her theme, I think this was appropriate. I think I will try a clay project - maybe book covers - with polymer and oils. I named her "Lucy in disguise with Diamonds" originally but may change that to "Sunny disguised in the Stars". I like the doll, may make it in cloth. I also included a pic of her without the mask too.
Since I retired from my "day" job in November, 2003, I have discovered Cloth Dolls. For as long as I can remember, I have been doing fiber arts from making clothes to all forms of embroidery, weaving, Knitting, etc (except tatting). I love to combine my love of anything tactile with creating dolls and other items. Check back to see my latest "stuff".