Monday, January 16, 2012

snow and new round robin beginnings

We finally had snow here this weekend. Because of that I missed (2) doll groups, but was able to get alot done around here. I wish I had taken pictures, outside, just 2 hours earlier - the sun was actually out! You have no idea how little sun we get here because of the lake and weather. It was beautiful. These photos were taken about 3pm on Sunday. I love the way the snow sits on the branches and all the shapes are outlined. These are taken here at home. This is what surrounds my complex, woods and more woods - it is so nice.
Then - our new round robin for Time for Dolls - we will pass around a paper mache mannequin. I got the new Prims issue (second best issue to the premier issue) and was inspired by what I saw in there. I tried my hand at paper clay and it turned out pretty cool. I have a wooden dowl in the length of the entire mannequin, going up thru most of a Styrofoam ball. Gessoed the ball, then covered it in paper clay - giving her a neck too. I used acrylic paint, markers and pencils on the face. I am pretty happy with how she turned out - definitely will be trying this again. It will be very interesting to see how this turns out - there are 10 of us that all will work on each doll.