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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Ivy

This freckle-faced cousin landed on my doorstep this evening fresh from the swimming hole. She must have come from down under as she sure wouldn't be swimming anywhere around here. I rushed too much while making her as I have a time out with girlfriends coming up this weekend and the following week and tomorrow starts the count down.

I named her Ivy because she looks just like a girl I went to school with by that name. Freckles, dark red hair, big eyes and lips, everything.

Except the muffin top. This Ivy has been eating too many potato chips and doing more sunbathing than swimming. She's made her New Year's resolution though.

I made her legs out of Sculpy which were too rickety to support her so I had to put a stick up her backside so she wouldn't fall over. Next time: dowels for legs like I used for Colette. For some reason I wanted to try something new and it didn't work.

If I made Ivy over I could get her costume right. The top needs to be shorter so the bottoms can show more. But I'm learning. I know what I'd do better now.

Here's Ivy with the rest of the girls. This may be it for awhile although I'm taking my toaster oven to the beach. And I'm talking to Diane at Innerstandings too about offering a workshop at her place in March on making the Sculpy Dolls. Her studio only holds 8 so it will be an intimate setting where we can play together all day and have a finished doll to take home.

Another art retreat website went live today; the website for Squam Art Workshops in New Hampshire that's happening this coming September. I'll be teaching only two days there (Thursday and Friday) and then leaving directly to teach in Italy that Saturday. Squam was so magical last year. If you're curious there is a beautiful slide show here that will give you a taste.

Catch you on the flip side.

22 comments:

~Barb~ said...

Oh Judy, I adore Ivy...she's built just like me! LOL I love her freckled face, too...just adorable. You really have got me thinking I need to try my hand at making a doll...I'm just loving yours so much!
Enjoy your girlie time!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Candace said...

Wow, Ivy is quite the determined athlete, eh? Love the hair... and that little outfit! Thanks for sharing her... oh yeah, you've got the Sculpey bug for sure. LOL.

Enjoy your "time out" --
Your Correspondent From Athens.

mystele said...

she's awesome...the imperfections are what draw me in. i esp. like that she's a bit on the "frumpy" side. :)

Pattio said...

Judy this doll family is iresistable! I howled when I saw the one with the thong! You also having me want to make dolls as well.

I always enjoy looking at your blog.
Cheers Pattio

laura said...

Dolls, dolls, I want to make dolls! You continue to amaze me. You are so talented in so many different ways. I can nearly feel the creativity oozzing out of you.

Jeane said...

okay, Ivy has a few image issues - a bit to much of the holiday fudge plate I'm afraid and then her handicap of not being able to stand without her stick brace, but she does seem to have a good attitude all the same and could Phoebe please stop daydreaming for a just a few minutes, please!

Deirdra Doan said...

Your dolly dolls are so delightful! I love seeing them all together...

grrl+dog said...

loving their grumpy expressions.. and their muffin tops.
It's Ok to be grumpy when you have muffin tops.

Ever thought about ding a video tutorial for the sculpey/distance challenged?

like me??

misty said...

they are all so awesome! i love how each one has such personality!
i can't wait to see the art and hear the stories from your week at the beach, how cool would it be for all of you to make one doll together. ;-)
i so much wish i was counting down, too. have a wonderful time Judy!!!
xoxo

Maija said...

Ivy looks just like me when I was a little girl!! I had red hair Pixie cut with a smattering of freckles across my face!
You just gave me a happy flashback! Summers at Sun Lake!

Deryn Mentock said...

At first, I thought this was a boy (sorry Ivy!). I think your gaggle of gals needs a guy! Living with three of them, I'm partial. :) She's adorable Judy.

aimee said...

i'm crazy about this series... i keep waiting for the next sister, cousin, friend, personality to come along...

risa said...

Thanks for sharing all these gals...I look forward to checking back to see if there's a new creation! And a wonderful story to go with!

Toni said...

These women just slay my heart -- I think they need a cat mascot, though, don't you? (My feline Zoe said that, not me.) Meanwhile, ROCKING NEW BANNER!!!

Tyn said...

Ivy and I have the same body.

Chris said...

What a cast of characters, such personality. Wouldn't it be fun to somehow make a short film with these gals?

jen gray said...

judy :)
i am so so so happy you will be teaching at Squam!
hooray! and i wont be teaching this year so i will get to play and take one of your classes!
xoxox
jen gray

Lisa Kaus said...

Judy- I just love your doll collection- I'm so intrigued... Any up for sale or do we have to make our own?? On that note- are you teaching a class?
happy new year!
xo
Lisa

julie king said...

ivy has soooooo much character and i love her shape!!!

miz katie said...

ooh, ivy could be my best friend. no, scratch that. she could be me. argh! ny resolutions!! i started mine early, and have been careful not to call them "resolutions".

I grew up in NH, not far from Squam Lake. We used to take field trips there.

Dayna Collins said...

I'm loving the ladies!

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