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Thursday, January 14, 2021

It's Been A Bit~


As some of you know,
I have taken a bit of a break
over the Holidays.
It was hard to 
pull myself back to work...
More on that, farther down~ 
but first a wee announcement.

This Sunday, 
January 17th, at 8pm EST
I will have a couple 
Salem Hags here
for adoption.

So...the big question is,
What's up?
Well...you see,
 I self challenge myself
every year.
this way, I feel that I grow
and reach the goals that I want.
I have been working on 
 face skills for a couple years now, 
for they have always been
the bane of my existence.
Simply...I want more realism. 
I also want a different method of armature.
I found exactly what I have been looking for
from my fellow Bewitching Peddler,
Karen Baker.
It was an online class through
a site called Curious Mondo.
Check it out! (Google will get you there)
There is so much and you can register to watch classes for free as they tape them!
This time of year can be perfect for doing projects or learning something new.
We can always learn something in a class!
 My class used Polymer Clay.
a whole different animal,
 from my beloved Paperclay.
I tried it years ago
and was not captured by it.

It is very soft, waxy and oily looking.
I knew enough to trust in the process, 
and her methods.



Check out those wrinkles!

The next step was trying to
 do that in Paperclay.
Well, that was what I set out to do 
for this month's Early Work Mercantile
But, I did not realize
how difficult would be
to put everything forward with my Hags;
to strike a balance of more realism
and wonky, old worldish.

So, simply put;
time got away from me ~~~

but on the other hand,
a green pumpkin for September 
was cool!


TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh girl...you make me dizzy with your talent! I can't even begin to imagine. LOVING what I see and will try to remember this Sunday....Who can't but want to add another hag to their fold?? ;-) ~Robin~

susan hemann said...

oh, Stacey, he is just wonderful!! I've tried polymer clay but did not care for it. Now my hands hurt too much for it. I recently bought a clay designed for dolls that is softer. Haven't tried it yet though

Carlie said...

I just love your dolls! You are very talented and inspiring. Hope you have a great new year!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your work Stacey - so realistic. You inspire me more each day.