Monday, March 15, 2010

Finally finished that dang paper clay doll :)

Last year on my Spring Break I started Gritty Jane's Cloth and Clay dolls online class.
I did this:
But I never finished her :( I was afraid to paint her.
Then at the end of last summer, I started to paint, but still I was too intimidated to paint the actual features:Today I finished her!I don't know what I was so afraid of. If you make a mistake, you just paint over it. sheesh. Click on any of the pictures for a close-up.
Next time I'm going to make one with a skinnier neck..... I'm going to call her Susan. I kind of think that she looks like Susan Boyle. You know? That singer from the UK?
If you want to take the class, it's on sale for only $25!! Here in Toronto you can find paperclay at Aboveground Art Supplies on McCaul street (beside OCAD). I loved making the doll -- but it does take a huge chunk of time. Not something that you can make in one evening. Or even one sitting.

For the rest of the afternoon I'm going to play with photoshop, then tomorrow I'm going to try to make a scrappy book from the Remains of the Day online class. I feel like I'm at an art retreat!

13 comments:

Leslie Jane Moran said...

At this rate in your production, I suppose we should all be glad that you teach most of the time! How would we ever keep up??? Love all of your creative posts lately. Have a wonderful March Break.

dogfaeriex5 said...

she is darling!! i love her, you did a perfect job...xox

Melinda Cornish said...

it turned out great....it does look like Susan Doyle...funny....

Pilar said...

Hurray! I love your little dolly; and yes, she does look like Susan Boyle. : D I know with the first doll I made I was very intimidated because I never worked with paper clay before. Yours came out much better than my first effort. This is a great project to work on during the summer since the heat helps the curing. I can't wait to see what you do with your ROD pages.

Kim Mailhot said...

Susan is wonderful ! I love her face and her outfit.
Thanks for the tip about the class. I have been wanting to start making paper clay beings since I saw them on Judy Wise's blog.
Enjoy your self-made retreat, smart Martha !

Sandy Michelle said...

I knew Susan would turn out amazing!! I can't believe how much the price went down for the Tutorial! I might just have to sign up! How was the ATC swap? Happy March!

Sandy xox

Elizabeth said...

I love how Susan turned out!! Great job! I know what you mean about feeling anxious and intimidated about certain steps-that happens to me often and once past it really seems so silly!
I really wnat to find some time to do the Remains of the Day class as well- didn't do too well with DJ's class Sigh!!! I am sure that you will have better luck!
Have a great week on Your retreat- with your very own bed!!!

vivian said...

lol! I dont think she looks like susan boyle. She turned out great though. have a great week Martha!

me again said...

Susan is wonderful! Being British, I think she needs a spiffy hat :-)
==lennie==

A bird in the hand said...

Bravo!!! I've been wanting to try paper clay but haven't had the guts to try it yet...

Joanne Huffman said...

What a productive spring break you're having! I love the doll.

Maija said...

I can't believe you took so long to finsih her- she turned out beautiful!! The colors look beautiful together!

Jacky said...

You've done better than me Martha...I joined the class too, then had trouble getting the paperclay I needed. By the time I found it, ordered some, I had lost my enthusiasm (Plus my computer is so slow at downloading it was taking forever). I must try again soon as your doll looks WONDERFUL!

Jacky xox