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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Getting there

I have been working on Angela Jereski's class doll. At last I am getting there I feel. It took me a long time to sculpt the head but finally I got it done and it is passable I think. I also started another head but I can already see lots of things that are not right. 
This doll as you can see is a fairy with her skinny legs and strange ears. 

Here are some of the fabrics I brought out to choose. At present I am only checking what colours I will use. They all are silk with a beautiful sheen to them which does not come out very well in the pictures.
I am leaning towards the light green and gold but I shall see. First I need to do the stockings which is going to be challenging as well because I don't have any suitable knitted fabrics that I can use. I got some plain white knitted fabric which I am hoping to dye.


Today I finished attaching the head. Now have to leave it till tomorrow for drying. Waiting is the hardest thing to do.
 Inspiration for the pose came from this book


17 comments:

  1. Dear Shashi, first of all I must thank you for your sweet comment. Meeting lovely people like you is the very best part of blogging, thank you.
    I adore your new doll. She is just so elegant, and she looks very like the fairy on the front cover of the book. I rather like the colours she is dressed in (blues and greens), and I love her hat and wings..

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    1. Thank you so much Barbara. I do love this illustration so I got the book. Inside there are not many big illustrations but they are all my favourite stories and small illustrations which are cute. I hope to make the smaller cheeky looking fairy as well but most probably it will be iin cloth.

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    2. That would be lovely Shashi.

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    3. That would be lovely Shashi.

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  2. Love your new doll. Can’t wait to see what you choose to dress her in. But the green and blue does look rather nice :)

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    1. Thanks Wendy yes I think one of the greens will be my choice too

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  3. You've done an amazing job so far - love the head sculpture, and I know she is going o be wonderful!

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  4. I was so tempted to take that class but I wasn't sure about using clay. You are doing a fabulous job so far:)

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    1. Thanks Mary Ann. I see that Angela is teaching the traveler doll again. I missed it last time so I might take that this time

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    2. That was one of my favourite dolls to make. I think it is probably one of the best dolls I've made so far.

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  5. looks good :) I would go with the red and blue, but I tend to pick colours that end up not looking right :p

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  6. Thanks Jen. At first I was thinking of blue and green and gold but leaning towards gold and green now. I might end up totally with a different colour who knows

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  7. hey Shashi ....is it paper clay that you are using for sculpting? probably if you are waiting for it to dry ....it looks great. I know the fingers must have been a bear to work with as they are so skinny....and, paper clay is tricky to work with in some skinny situations...like fingers! ...yikes....great job!

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    1. Thanks Vee. Yes I am working with paperclay. I found her nose and lips the most difficult to do.

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  8. she's going to be so pretty - i especially like where you placed her - in front of the window - what a cool photo.

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  9. Thanks Sandy. I took the picture towards the evening and that was the only spot I could find to get a good picture of her

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