Monday, October 14, 2013

Alter Egos Part 1 - Creating Doll Heads from Paperclay

Join me on November 9, 2013 at Yema Gallery, 540B Freeman Street, Orange, New Jersey from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for Alter Egos Part 1 - Creating Doll Heads from Paperclay. Students will learn basic head sculpting techniques for doll heads or assemblage work using Creative Paperclay, an air dry medium. $50.00 class fee includes materials.Wear messy clothes - paperclay can be messy - and come ready to play and explore your creative vision. RSVP.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Art Dolls & Blackeyed Peas. The Kitchen is My Studio.

I found fresh picked cowpeas (aka blackeyed peas) at Cheesequake Farms yesterday! up early this morning, i shell the cowpeas, bring to a boil. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil, add tomato paste and cumin. Add peas. Kosher salt, black pepper to taste. Finish covered on low heat until tender.

It seemed right that I should have Aunt Hawsie in the kitchen to supervise. I never met my Great Aunt Hawsie, sister of my Mother's Mother. She passed long before I was born, when Mommy and Aunt Deenie were young. Rumor has it I look more like her than I do anyone else. Aunt Deenie say she was very kind.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Return to Dollmaking

I've been away from dollmaking nag blogging about it for quite some time. Two years ago, I got a promotion on my "day job". I love my work buts it's been a whirlwind. Between work and home, something had to give. But more and more I find making space for creativity is essential to my wellbeing and sanity, no matter how much I love my work.

Last week I went to the seventh annual Day with Dolls where area dollmakers from NJ and NY gather. Ive bee feeling inspired ever since.

Here are some dolls in progress. I'll show you more as they evolve.