Once Upon a Time

By December 4, 2007 July 5th, 2020 One Comment

My piece “Once upon a time

Unfortunately again this year I found too little time to work on my dolls (once upon a time………). One of my latest pieces is this piece “Once upon a time”. When I found the decoration cage I got the image in my head of the half-doll on top. The shape of the cage was perfect to represent a “skirt”. The head and hands are sculpted directly into porcelain like all my pieces. The hair is made out of chenille yarn curled up around two big beads.To give the doll a twist I made a fish out of papier maché to live inside the cage. The fish makes her look like a fairytale. I am quite happy with her.

From one of my students I got flax porcelain paper clay. This is a kind of porcelain that has to be fired, completely different from Creative Paper Clay (an air drying clay). I hope to find time soon to start working with it. It really looks interesting!

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  • Pat DuChene says:

    Once Upon a Time we seem to have had time to work on our dolls and other creativities. Now, we have to almost fight for those moments!! Perhaps there will be time when I retire…
    Merry holidays to all. Be well, be healthy, be happy. Pat

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