At any rate, my photo files were a mess, and now they're not. Yay me! Getting ready to list a bunch of stuff in my Etsy store, and needed to see what I have/have not regarding listing pics. But while I was digging through the virtual closet, I found quite a few of my old photos, dolls I made back when I was still VERY new at the whole process, playing with all kinds of new ideas, techniques and materials.
I'd say don't laugh, but some of these are pretty mirth-inspiring, so chuckle away if you feel the need. I'm still proud of some of these starts, because they represent the very best part of finding out what I can do.
|Made of a cornucopia basket, paper clay, and found stuff.|
|Her wings move on their hinges...but she's pretty lazy.|
|Josephine, Witch in Green Plaid.|
|Old Gardeners never die...they just become great compost.|
|Lord Elfwin, my second gourd art doll.|
|He's the Keeper of Santa's list...don't tick him off.|
|My FIRST gourd art doll...Tiamat. I think she weighs 8 lbs.|
|Six months after she was finished, the clay finally dried and she cracked all over this nice smooth bottom.|
|Marcelle...made with a wooden spoon, various toys, wood bits, and paper clay.|
|Dreaming Bunny...she's preggers, and dreaming of the baby clothes she'll sew.|
|Jack Frost was a challenge doll when I belonged to Art Dolls Only.|
|He is proud of his skills.|
|This one is called "Twa Corbies" after a very old Celtic song...|
|...again, mixed media, with lots of found stuff.|
|My first wooden cat doll. These are so fun.|
|Learning cloth and clay...|
Mostly these days I'm making the Izannah Walker dolls, wooden jointed dolls, and gourd art...but I can't completely get away from the mixed media, because I will always look at things and see something other than what's on the surface. That is another Best Thing I've learned from doll making.