Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Having fun with air dry clay and Wild Women!

I am currently enrolled in two online classes. Mixed Media With Suzi Blu and Nancye's art dolls. I so love the online class concept. They are so convenient. I have such a busy work schedule, and these classes allow me to work at my own pace and check in when I have time. I know online classes have been around for a while, but it seems that they are becoming more and more popular. Maybe it is just me, but I have put it out there that I want to take more classes, and the Universe is sending me lots of fabulous links and information. My goal is to teach my own online class and I have several concepts that I am working on.

Since I label myself a Mixed Media Artist, I take it upon my self to learn and absorb as many techniques as I can. I never get tired of learning and applying something new. I love how the title, "Mixed Media" doesn't pin point me to a certain medium. It is quite liberating, actually. Last month while at CHA in Anaheim, one of the vendors asked me, What is a Mixed Media Artist? At first, I thought she was playing, but then I said, seriously? For me, it means I use any type of medium or genreI am feeling at the moment. I don't like rules within my creating, and since my attention span can be extremely short, I don't have to focus on the same ol, same ol, and I don't have to commit to a certain craft or art.

Ok, I major digressed here, my point of my blog was to share a couple of Art dolls I just made using air dry clay. (sculpting anything beyond a skull is new to me)

The first doll was inspired by a homework assignment for the Divine Goddess Class with Suzi Blu. I used a push mold for the face, and I embellished a paper mache torso I purchased at a craft store. Tranquility, Wisdom, and Intuition were my muses for this doll.

step 4


finished close side

I gave her to my girlfriend, Sharon as a gift. She actually was my ultimate muse behind the birth of this doll.

This second doll is actually a wand. This was a free assignment through Nancy's Art Doll Workshop. She gave out this freebie as an introduction to her actual class, that I am so looking forward to taking. She teaches step by step, and although my sculpting is very rough, she actually made me want to give it a go. Had I not taken her tutorial, there would have been no way, would I ever try to hand sculpt a face.

She kinda looks like an alien, here.
wild woman 1

Paint does wonders, however my husband still says she looks like a drag queen. I will take that as a compliment, because I LOVE me some drag queens! Rarrrw!

wild woman 3

Side View
wild woman 4

I had so much fun with these classes. I look forward to the next projects!

ps. Did I tell yall I just finished 60 ATC's? Yeah, hi, I am a tweaker too. Pics tomorrow!


An Altered Life said...

You never cease to amaze me, great job!

glorv1 said...

I love those yoli. Great job. I have a rag doll I bought minus clothes and face that I am going to try to work on some day. Right now it is getting too springy and there is work to be done outside. Great job with your classes. Take care.

3rdEyeMuse said...

they are BOTH so fantastic ... I can't wait to see what comes next!

have a blast & may you learn tons in your classes. :)

Rosie said...

I love youyr wild spirit of adventure! How wonderful your dolls are! Okay, the first doll is outstanding - I love the colours and her face is so beautiful, but WTG you for sculpting your own doll's face. She reminds me of 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'!