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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Essence of Seahorse

While I sit and wait and wait for the rest of my lessons for Serenity, I’ve started a new class. This class is with Linda Hollerich, Essence of Seahorse. What a difference in teachers. Linda is always so prepared, engages with her students and encourages you to be your best.

Tomorrow I’ll be starting the next lesson, but this is where I’m at so far. We’re doing the head first and I always enjoy getting my hands into the clay. I wasn’t always that sure of clay work, but I’ve given over to it and decided that I’ll let the clay speak to me and I’ll just do what it says. I’ve also decided to set small time limits on how I work with clay at the different points of creating the figures, to stop myself from doing the hen picking thing that never ends well.

Here is where I’m at. I always seem to lean into masculine faces and am going to have to study this face and get Linda’s input as to what I need to do to make it more feminine. It’s probably such a simple trick that I’m needing to get the hang of. The three pieces at the back are not permanent yet, but I left them there for the pictures and so that I can check to see how things look. Sometimes you can get such a different view of your work by seeing it online and make changes where needed.

So without further delay…  Here is my man/woman, androgynous character.

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8 comments:

  1. You are definitely listening to the clay, Ro. I love what you have made! I am equally impressed by your decision to set a time limit. Most of us do not know when to stop fiddling :-)

    Next month I will be taking a sculpting class by Dawn Schiller. If my piece comes out even half as good as yours I will be delighted.

    Hugs,
    Chrissie

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  2. Chrissie, I'm so happy to hear from you and that you're taking a leap into doll making. You will love it. Just enjoy it like you do other artistic avenues and you will easily transition to doll making. What fun, can't wait to see what you do... Ro

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  3. You and the clay are talking to one another Romona! Wonderful sculpt!

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  4. Wonderful Romona! I admire your sculpting talents, can't wait to see where this lovely head takes you!

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  5. Oh dear, I was hoping I could send the heads to you! If I kept them they might be the only body-less dolls in history ��

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  6. Feel free to send me heads, I will turn them into full bodied something or others...lol But not before July 1st. Big show coming up and have tons to do to prepare.... ;o~

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  7. You're on! If the "first born" looks acceptable I will keep it but the rest are yours!

    I hope they will be full of character... possibly not pretty but more wrinkled and Hobbit-like :-) Knowing you, by now you are imagining their outfits LOL.

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  8. You're on! If the "first born" looks acceptable I will keep it but the rest are yours!

    I hope they will be full of character... possibly not pretty but more wrinkled and Hobbit-like :-) Knowing you, by now you are imagining their outfits LOL.

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