artist for the third doll of this series is Mercedes Wachter, of San Jacinto,
theme for this doll was cherished things... or the things that are important
Mercedes picked an ocean theme, and Linda picked trees, I chose spirit
to be the theme for my contribution to this project. So much of my life
has been spent soul-searching and trying to establish a comfortable "place"
for my spirit, that I felt I needed to express that.
used a mix of Sculpey III and Premo polymer clay to create the face and
feet, both of which were made using molds. The feet pretty much remained
as-is after I took them out of the mold, but the mold was only a starting
point for the face, which I remodeled to my liking. I find it difficult
to work at such a small scale, which is why I decided to make use of the
the lead of the other two artists, I'd originally intending to only put
the head on some feathers, but the piece somehow took on a life of its
own and evolved into what you see here, mostly because the material that
I used to evoke sky/clouds (the fiberfill) ended up looking more like
a dress, especially after I added some ribbon.
journal arrived as sheets of paper fastened together with three metal
rings. I was amazed that the pages had survived without too much damage
but decided right then that I would make covers. I used some Sculpey III
to make them, stamping on the outside surfaces for texture and then rubbing
mica pigment onto the surfaces prior to curing, after which both sides
of the covers were rubbed with Future floor polish.
had fun adding to the journal, the opportunity to go shopping for new
papers never lost on this artist! ;)