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Monday, April 13, 2015

Essence of Seahorse 2

Pressing on, I’ve done the back of the seahorse now. Linda suggested I leave the masculine face alone, clearly it wants to be that way, so who am I to argue with it.  I added a little more to the top of the head, but no photo just now. I’ll show you that when I have this piece all together.

For now, this is how the back looks. We had some discussions around whether to add the dowel now, or later. I opted for now because i knew what i wanted to do on the back and had visions of body parts flying off in all directions.

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If you’re wondering about the Rabbit doll.  Click here to see where I left off.  I have decided to put it in a box in the corner and create a dreaded UFO. It’s the worst class I’ve ever done online and will never do another one with her again. I’m still waiting for the last lesson, it’s been 6 weeks of time wasted on something I should have just created on my own.

I thought long and hard about whether to critique the class in a negative way out of respect for the teacher, but then common sense took over, emotion went away and I decided that for the sake of anyone else considering taking this class, you are forewarned. I could go into a lot of detail but I won’t. Suffice it to say that, if you know me well enough, you know that I call it as I see it and that’s what I’m doing now. Sherry knows how I feel, I’ve told her directly and she does get my blog updates, so I’m not hiding behind anything when I post this.

I can be a patient person and understand that when you’re thrown one curve ball after another in life, it throws you into a chaotic state, we’ve all been there at one time or another. There comes a point of no return when you run out of patience and understanding, and I’m there. I am a student and all I want is what I paid for, that’s it. Understanding only buys you so much time, after that my pendulum will start to swing the other way, which it is now.

So for the sake of others who might be considering this class, well it’s a beautiful doll for sure, but you better be able to work independently or you will surely have problems.

3 comments:

  1. Well it's a good idea to move on to more positive activities:) Your seahorse is looking good.

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  2. OMG, I wanted to take this class and now may have to sign up. Love mermaids and seahorses. I have several of each in my collection. Mine and a few of other doll artists. Linda was the other teacher at my last conference. I have one of her dolls also in my collection. Also two of her patterns. The last week has been so hectic that I am behind in Angela's class at the A for Artistic site. Angela is a great teacher also. So excited to see your progress!

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  3. Can't wait to see where Mr. Seahorse takes you Romona and great advice to let him decide who he wants to be. Sorry to hear your rabbit class is disappointing but good on you for letting others know that there are 'issues' so they will not pay good money only to be disappointed 😕 I hope things will work out so you can finish the rabbit, it looks darn cute.

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