10.06.2008

My Gritty Jane Dollie...

As I have written in the past, I took Gritty Art (Jane's) Cloth & Clay doll Workshop. Well, I have my dollie done and thought I would show pictures of her. Now, she is my first attempt at making a clay, over cloth dollie...
This is a badge Jane gave us to display on our blogs, if we wanted. So sweet. I love that dollie on the little badge.
This is the dollie, that Jane used to teach us in her online class. We could make one in likeness and then we can try to make a second dollie, by the time the class is over (A challenge Dollie), but I do not think I am going to have time. I have learned a lot and loved the class, and I will continue to dabble in clay. While I enjoy playing with clay, I must say, it is fun, but very time consuming. I wanted my dollie to look really olde...the cracking and peeling effect. Although it looks very neat in person, you can not see "capture" it in pictures very well.
I feel for my first cloth over clay dollie, I did pretty well and Lola, is a KEEPER! Yup, she is a labor of LOVE, my first dollie and I am keeping her. I had a heck of a time with re-constructing her face, after she took a nose dive and while we (our selves) are our hardest crictics, I can see things I could have done differently. In person Lola looks so pretty, I do not like the way she looks in these pictures...

I am pleased with her, because she is my very first clay/cloth dollie. I have always wanted to learn this technique and I have several books on this, they have all told the same thing as Jane, but the diffence was Jane showed it! I love watching and having visual aide.
I made a little paper flower garland for Lola to hang on to. There are little rusty bells for the centers. I have wired them to her hands...

And there are her little ballarina shoes. So very sweet. I had lots of fun adding them. She did not show that in class, but she had them on some of her other dollies and I thought they looked so sweet. I had FUN, but the old nerves got to me when I had to paint the face. The faces on my cloth dollies use too, but have done so many it does not bother me any more. This dollie was a challenge, but definately FUN! Thank you Jane.

I must get to work. I didn't get much done this weekend. I don't know if we will go out to the Home Makeover site today. They will finish up tonight/tomorrow and show The Devries tomorrow. I do not know what time. I have heard that you must have a purchased ticket for the reveal, but do not know if that is true. Toodles for now kiddies, ~Tonya

14 comments:

Janelle said...

Tonya, I think she turned out wonderfully!
I'd love to learn that technique myself, or try my hand at paper mache heads for some Santas...
Great job girl, and I don't blame you for keeping her!

Janelle

Tallowberry said...

Your doll is amazing Tonya! I think you did a fabulous job. Love the flower garland and tiny shoes.

I don't blame you for wanting to keep her, thanks for sharing your pictures of her though.

~Tonya said...

Thank you so much Janelle and Diane. I had fun and have worked on some other things since making Lola.

Janelle, you will have to sign up for the class, next time Jane has one. She did a wonderful job with the class.

Have a great day gals.
~Tonya

Char said...

you did a wonderful job on her!

Shay said...

Tonya!
Oh she's just wonderful! You did a fantastic job! I would so love to learn this! I got to the site a tad to late though for sign up's! I will definitely keep my eye open for her next class! I did a snowman a few weeks ago on a dowel rod for a dollie, we'll see how it turns out together!! ;)

Just beautiful work Tonya!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Shay

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You did a wonderful job and I just fell in love with her legs, shoes and garland...I don't blame you for keeping her:)
Rondell

Pea said...

Tonya,
She is WONDERFUL & I don't blame ya one bit for keeping her. I love her. Very sweet she is. Good for you now you can do everything! Ya brat! LOL
Okay I am off to cook food for my family. They think they need to eat. sheeeeeeeeeeesh what next?
Peek at my place. Lots there!
hugs,Pea

Debra Facer said...

Tonya, This doll is wonderful, I love her, her little feet and legs are so cute, I would keep her also. Great Job.. Hugs Deb

Pam said...

Tonya your dollie turned out really good. I can do things better when someone shows me. So classes would be great for me to. I would keep her to. Alot of work. Thanks for sharring the picture of her.

hugs pam

fiddlestixstudios said...

Tonya,your dollie turned out wonderfully!I love the colors that you used,too!I always see things that I could have done differently too,when I sculpt,but I feel that's just part of the creative learning process.Good for you,for keeping her,you'll be so glad you did!Bravo!
Hugs:),
~Mandy

Sue said...

Tonya,
The goodness in your heart shows in your dollies....This one will be a keepsake and will be passed from one generation to the other...I am so proud of my Minnesota girls....Thanks for your prayers & thoughts.....
Take care my friend...and enjoy the fall colors while we can...
Hugs
Sue

Jenny said...

Good Job girlfriend. Now I gotta make mine..lol I am happy that you decided to keep her. That is awesome!

Country*Road*Primitives said...

Great job Tonya... Your fabric choice is exquisite as always and she looks oh so vintage! Keep up the awesome work and be blessed - xox

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Oh Tonya...Lola is beautiful! It's so much fun to try a new technique...I can hardly wait to see where your creativity takes you with clay!! Blessings, my friend...Susan