Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Lost Is Found Times Two

I know some of you have been wondering where the heck I've been. Well, I've been traveling and busy, busy, busy....so blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.

Yesterday I received the nicest note from sweet Barbara from The Flashing Scissors blog. She and I had both thought her RAK package had been lost....but - YIPPEE!! It arrived on her doorstep yesterday. Forgive the pictures - it was a cloudy day when I took them....


A tiny framed monogram and a pin keep


Some fabric, floss and a pattern from Ewe & Eye & Friends

So....where have I been?? Salt Lake City - at a seminar ......learning to sculpt dolls from polymer clay. I was VERY nervous, as I had been attempting to sculpt on my own and had no clue whatsoever how to go about it. I've never worked with polymer clay much - except for a tiny witches hat or a wee little pumpkin. I must say, after my experience with my instructors, I really think I can do this!

I was fortunate to spend THREE FULL DAYS with Jack Johnston in his home studio - AND with Apryl Jensen. Both Jack and Apryl made me feel comfortable and have inspired me to come home and try my hand at more dolls. I took quite a few pictures, so will have a few posts of my adventure so as not to overwhelm you.


Step One: Make a head armature out of aluminum foil


Step 2: Cover the back of the head with clay and lay in the eyes


Step 3: Lay in the nose, forehead and chin


Front view of Step 3


Face ready for baking

More about my Big Adventure in a future post.....and I really need to catch up with all my blogging friends - I'm so behind! ......until then - have a great week!




29 comments:

  1. Holy wow -that is really neat!! Salt Lake is a lovely place to visit!

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  2. Your doll looks wonderful! Lucky you to be able to learn from such talented artists....not a bit of green-eyed envy here!

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  3. Lovely gifts, Kim!! :) Your seminar sounds very interesting! You always take a systematic approach in learning any art perfectly. That's inspiring!

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  4. Wow Kim you have so much talent.
    Love the gifts .

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  5. How perfect for you! I'm pleased you could go and that you enjoyed your learning time so much.

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  6. Wow interesting how to make the doll.It looks difficult to me!AriadnefromGreece!

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  7. That is so very good that the RAK was finally delivered.
    Wow. Amazing doll head Kim.

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  8. It's nice to know Barbara's goodies weren't lost and how lovely they all are. What a fascinating new craft and how marvellous you could learn from such very talented people.

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  9. o my, the picture of the googly eyes WIP! That just tickles my funny bone. How fun to learn a new skill like this. Glad you had a great time!

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  10. Wow... that sounds amazing and you're very talented with sculpting the clay!

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  11. Another super RAK, Kim! Wow, what a fun and cool learning adventure you had. I look forward to reading more about it.

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  12. Wow. This looks very interesting. Happy your RAK has turned up..

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  13. Keep the progress pictures coming...love your work.

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  14. Wow! that look amazing. Happy for both of you now that the RAK arrived safely.

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  15. Wow! How exciting to learn this! You're doing beautifully and I can't wait to see the finished piece! So glad you had such a grand adventure!

    Blessings - Julie

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  16. Glad the RAK has found its way to the recipient.

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  17. Wow you are an artist!! Enjoy!!
    Hugs

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  18. Amazing! Don't think I would have the patience.

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  19. Really awesome♥ Happy Friday ♥

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  20. Wow! Kim, that is so amazing - you are going to so love doing this, I know.

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  21. Wow! What an amazing transformation, my friend. You are indeed an artist :) Hugs to you!

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  22. How great to see the doll's head and face taking shape. And the wonderful result. Just awesome.

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  23. Another lovely RAK finds its way home!
    You are so artistic...that doll's head looks amazing!

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  24. I'm impressed with your doll head - looking forward to more photos!!

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  25. How very interesting, Kim! And what fun--you will make some lovely doll heads from the clay, I'm sure!

    Glad your latest RAK arrived safely!!

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  26. Hi Kim,
    Thank you, again, for the very generous gifts you sent me ..... it was so sweet of you. It has been fascinating following your very special year!You mentioned you didn't take a close-up of the monogramme ... I have, and you can see it on my blog, but the light wasn't too great here either!
    Looking forward to reading more about your clay doll work.
    Many hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  27. I am so glad Barbara received the lovely RAK you sent her! Your sculpting class sounds fun. Based on your more recent post, you definitely can do this! :)

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  28. "lay in the nose and chin" and just like that an amazingly life-like face appears! Not Mr. Potatohead which mine would be. You obviously have a talent for this artform too.

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