Sunday, September 28, 2008

Icon Doll Class with Chaska Peacock

O.K. I have been having some fun with making a doll this weekend. I am taking an online class with Chaska Peacock whose dolls are just so glorious.

Now, I looked all over around here for the materials, and there Chaska had written out a perfect materials list, but folks around here didn't have the correct things, and I got to thinking about all the gas money just to get to Michael's and back, NEVER MIND how dangerous it is to let me loose in a store like that, so I said to myself," Dearest Self, we must get clever here and make do with what we have got:. "Not a problem." replied me, and off we, er, I, went.

First: I rolled up a piece of cardboard and taped it:Then I snipped a circle with tabs for the bottomAnd used some shipping newsprint with gel medium as if I was putting papier mache over all:Half way done:I added some flowers cut from thick paper, for texture:And colored tissue on top of that for some color:These are not Chaska's instructions. Don't follow all this if you want to make what she did. This is just, well, my mind's eye says that this will be great, you just maybe don't know that yet.

And thennnn:
I couldn't follow Kathryn Antyr's directions either on her Soul Journaling blog. But I had a great time:


I want to be a Soul Journaler when I grow up.

And a doll maker.

And a writer,

collager,

swimmer,

traveller,

vessel-maker,

ATC-ist,

and mixed media art quilt "seamstress" (That's most of them).

Well then, I'll be on about it then, yes?

3 comments:

Chaska Peacock said...

I no longer go by Mai-Liis at all, only Chaska. I would appreciate it if you would correct my name on this entry.:-)

Fern Lady said...

Hi-- fun blog! Thanks for stopping by mine. it's always nice to meet Mainers over the web.

KathrynAntyr said...

I love your soul journal page. Oh, please don't think you need to follow my prompts to the letter. They are designed to inspire and encourage playing.

I love the radial balance and the image of Mary. Like Quan Yin, Mary is another favorite. Compassionate women - they rock!