Thursday, June 18, 2009

WAY beyond my comfort zone!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was really intrigued with the creation of this cloth/clay doll and I had to find out how it was done! So, I dove in with both feet and signed up for the class at Gritty Arts Sudio and Clay Doll Workshop hosted by Jane DesRosier. It is not my style of doll, but my very first one for me had to be done by the book, so here it is. I had to use the bottle as a base since I'm not a big fan of stuffing. Hate stuffing!!!!!The technique to create this doll is so cool and I'm anxious to use it in creating an assemblage art doll that is my own style!!! The possibilities are endless!!
Jane DesRosier has a really wonderful setup with step by step instruction videos for creating a cloth/clay doll. Very easy to follow and members in the group are so talented!! All of the dolls created are pretty amazing.


stregata said...

Very cool, Carla! I am looking forward to seeing how you make this in your own beautiful style!!

Carla Trujillo said...

Hey Stregata,

Thanks for dropping by and for your very encouraging words!! I'm pretty anxious to create one that is mine!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

GReat job! I signed up for the workshop as well and have 3 dolls in various stages but have yet to finish any of them.
I love the fact that you used a bottle. Is that just to hold her up for the photo or do you plan to keep her attached to it?

Carla Trujillo said...

Hi Cathy,
The doll is permanently attached to the bottle using masking tape that has been wrapped several times. I hate to stuff and this was one alternative. I really liked using the bottle. You could probably fill the bottle with strips of fabric, glass marbles or rocks.