Oh my poor blog. Do y'all ever feel like there is just never enough time in a day.....I'm sure you do!! With summer vacation in the near future for my little one I fear I will have even less time for creating and blogging, on the bright side there will be lots of play, swimming and hanging out with my very favorite doll:)
Meet Contessa. Contessa was a number of firsts for me. She is the first pose-able doll I've made that can actually sit and stand. OzlemAkin's zany dolls was the inspiration for me. I've been wanting to do try this for awhile and I was pleasantly surprised to find it easier than I anticipated.
Contessa also came about in a rather weird way. When I sat down to create her I realized I had no Super Sculpey (the clay I usually use for my dolls) I also had no car to go get any clay. What I did have was a bunch of black clay. So I said what the heck and I sculpted her entirely out of black clay. I sponged on a bunch of layers of acrylic paint after firing and added some pastels. I completely love the effect and will definitely be doing more. It's funny how sometimes what seems like a bad thing (not having clay) can turn into a great thing!!