Thursday, August 26, 2010


I belong to the RiverCity Figurative Artists' Guild and we brought dollmaker Cindee Moyer to teach a class last weekend. She created  a doll specifically for the class. This style of doll making is not really my style, but I went in with an open mind and really enjoyed the class.

If I can avoid stuffing a doll at any cost, that's the game plan. Cindee's doll was stuffed all the way to the bottom of the dress and I stopped right below the waist line because I really liked the look!

I tweeked my doll a bit further by using clay for the head and porceain arms. However, I was intrigued with her technique for making hands and plan to try that sometime soon! I did away with the hair and she hangs on the wall instead of a free standing. She measures about 18" in length. There are soooo many possibilities with some of the techniques I learned.

This is the doll Cindee created for the class. Cindee also offers on line-classes at


Cotton Picker said...


studioJudith said...

Fascinating to see the combination of your varied approaches ... . .
it's always healthy to open ourselves to a bit of new inspiration !


Carla Trujillo said...

Thanks Cotton Picker!

Miss J - Sometimes we get set in our ways and opening up is a struggle, but it needs to happen for growth!
Thank you!

jenclair said...

I really like your version, especially the lack of hair!

Carla Trujillo said...

jenclair - I was going to go back and add short rusted nails to her head, but I liked the way she looked without them!