I've been making time to spend in my studio at home lately. It's really my own world, and I have a great time getting lost in music and all of the little details of my projects. Recently I've been spending time learning the joys of creating with paper clay. Here is a picture of one of my new friends who has come about from that process.
Her face and hands are made of paper clay attached to an artist's armature, and I made her clothes from painted fabric. She's part of a larger project that I hope to tell (and show) you more about in the near future. Rosanna Pereyra (doll-maker extraordinaire and creator of the weblog Fractured Fairytales) and I met during this year's One World - One Heart festivities, and we've been corresponding as I've worked on my dolls. She's been a real mentor, sending encouraging replies to my emails and pictures, and gently pointing out where I can make improvements (like in my sense of proportions). Thank you, Rosanna!