For over 5 years this site has been celebrating creativity and being inspired by antique dolls. What better way is there to celebrate this milestone than to have a cyber party? So, I got a cake....and candles... Wait. Where are the guests?
Oh, that's right. Here they are! These are some special Iznnah Walker inspired dolls created by lovely doll makers.
|L-R, dolls made by Jackie Hendricks, Artis Corwin, Dixie Redmond, Elaine McNally and Martha Bishop.|
To celebrate 5 years of inspiration, I decided to learn a new skill, to pour reproduction heads of a German covered wagon china doll in composition. This required me to learn to pour slip in plaster molds, which was a big learning curve! Psssst! As part of the fun I am making 5 of these available to MAIDA Dolls Group members to purchase. If you're a MAIDA member, look for a forum post about this in the group forum discussion board.
|For MAIDA Dolls Group Members to Purchase|
Edyth O'Neill joined in with me to mark this day by designing a body pattern for the reproduction head above.
Below you can see one of the heads painted, and placed on a body made by Edyth with Edyth's antique style body pattern. This body pattern fits the reproduction head, but is also appropriate for antique papier mache and china doll heads.
To Purchase Edyth's Body Pattern
For those of you who have been thinking of making an Izannah Walker inspired doll, I am offering my pattern for $18 until March 1st. Click the image below to go to the point of sale.
GIVEAWAY - I am giving away this wonderful sculpting tool made by Gail Wilson.To win this sculpting tool, leave a comment on this blog post. I use this sculpting tool almost exclusively. This tool was a game changer for me with my sculpting. It fits perfectly in my hand, and is way better than the skewers I started out on, or the cheap wooden tools I found locally. It is carved from apple wood. To read more about this tool, you can visit this page on Gail's site and scroll down to Molding Supplies, to Gail's Special Wood Tool.
And last, but not least, please visit Edyth's lovely new blog.
Here, have a piece of cake. :-)
Thanks for coming!