vrijdag 11 april 2014

The wooden doll

A week ago I did follow a workshop at the Apeldoorn Dollhouse Show given by David Pennant from Teeny Weeny Teddies. His class was well prepared and a great tutor he turned out to be. First we've started on carving/sanding the wooden pieces. A lot of extra steps followed and after that we've had plenty of time to practice on painting faces. First on a flat surface and after that on a dummy before we started finally painting on our tiny dolls. She's fully poseable, well her arms and legs at least. Putting on her sleeves was a reall challenge since my own fingers got in the way constantly.

But here she is on the sofa her residence for the time being.

And here's a close up of her, it wasn't easy to get a clear picture of her.

On Saturday, at the show, I recieved this wonderfull portrait from a friend of mine!
I was totally surprised by this generous gift so again a BIG thank you!! He will get a nice place in one of the rooms but I haven't decided which one yet. So he might show up in several pictures through the house.

And here's one of the plates that I've painted, it's still not finished it needs some more detailwork like fish scales after that it can again be fired.

At the show I didn't have much time for shopping since I was helping a friend at his table.
But fortunately I can look forward to a trip to Kensington Dollhouse Festival next month.