Saturday, September 8, 2012

Miss Sweetness Sunshine is done

Look a OOAK doll named Sweetness! She is a doll inspired by the Queen Anne dolls.  Her head is sculpted for air drying paper clay that has been covered in stockinette and painted with alkyd oils. The head is attached to a wooden body. Her legs are cloth with wood beads for knees . . . she sits nicely in a chair so she can show off the red bottom of her pointed-toed boots. She wears an angel necklace and a corset that laces down the back. Sweetness is dressed in red, white and blue. Her dress is silk with a vintage cotton lace slip. She has carved basswood hands. She is so sweet. Her hair is a navy yarn called wool lashes. It is so soft and curly. Sweetness has a gentle smile with downcast glass eyes that express her shyness. She is sure to add beauty to any doll collection. 


I love the wool lashes for hair and her sweet expression is priceless!


I am so proud of the hands .....they turned out so nice.
Sweetness is for sale on my etsy site.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Carving Woodies

I joined a woodcarving group online. DollCarving AndPaintingArtistry on Yahoo. Fun group. . . .I am learning lots of great things about carving in wood. Here is my Queen Anne inspired doll all painted. Her name is Claudia Trustworthy. I need to work on her arms but after a year she is almost done. It has been a labor of love but I really have learned alot about how to carve and how to construct this type of wooden doll. So hopefully many more to come.. . . . .

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wooden Hands

I have been carving wooden doll hands.  The doll hands I sculpted from paperclay never turned out the way I envisioned them.  I am having better results with wood. I like carving...but my carpal tunnel does like's gotta do what one's gotta  These dolls hands have been through a lot of it takes alot of trial and error.  I am developing my own techniques as I go along. It is not like I have a pattern to follow.  Sawing wood on a bandsaw it rather tricky and dangerous too. I dont want to loose a hand,  making a hand no pun  I love trying new things. It takes practice, practice and more practice. I'll keep trying till I get them right.