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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Teaching My First Online Class

I’ve been so busy over the last 2 – 3 months working on creating my first online class to teach. It’s been a labour of love for sure and such a great learning curve.

I’ve been very fortunate since I first started making dolls in 2003, to have learned from some amazing designers and creative souls, and to name a few, would be not naming others who deserve to be listed. Simply put, I enjoyed every one of them along the way. Sadly many of them aren’t teaching anymore but they have given much of their time, so who can blame them. ;o)

This doll I’ve designed is not meant for a beginner, it is more appropriate for an intermediate/advanced doll maker. The inspiration is taken from a painting back in 1902 that I just love, called “The Crystal Ball”. It’s a John Waterhouse painting and what I really like about his work, is that he always depicts women in such a feminine, gentle and simple way. By simple I mean, minimalist. He put a lot of emotion into his work, which I can feel coming through each painting.

This is what the original painting looked like. Somebody kindly made this montage of images from the original.


This is my interpretation of the painting. I hope you will like it and if you feel so inclined to want to make this doll yourself, please follow this link to my website. On this classes page, you will find all the information you need, I hope I haven’t forgotten anything.

If you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll get back to you asap. There is an email link in the sidebar to the right.

There is a link to PayPal at the bottom of the classes page.  Thanks so much, and keeping fingers crossed that I see you in class.. Romona



  1. Woo hoo I am so glad for you. All the very best with the class

  2. Thank you Shashi. I have everything crossed that it goes well. ;o)

  3. Congratulations, Ro! A logical extension to your incredible doll creating talent. Well done you!

  4. Thanks Chrissie. Hope all is well, haven't heard from you in ages. ;o)

  5. All is well, thanks for asking. Still in the depths of winter here with rough stormy weather that doesn't seem to want to quit. Not a patch on a Canadian winter, of course, but to an Aussie it's freezing :-) We'll be back in the US at the end of the year. News for you about next year but I'll email that to you later this weekend.

  6. Congratulations Romona, what a fabulous doll you have created from that beautiful inspirational painting, wishing you much success with your new endeavor! Deb xo



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