Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bird Boy & Wendy Froud Workshop

Brian Froud, Wendy Froud, and I at the Petaluma Art Center.

On July 16 - 18 2010, I went to Petaluma for Wendy Froud’s Creature Workshop where I created my Bird Boy doll.

He is 12” tall, feathers, fur and all. All materials provided by the Frouds. An interesting note is that some of the fur from the workshop was from the movie: "Where the Wild Things Are".

Meeting the whole Froud family and the other fellow doll artists was an incredable experience. Here is a group photo with our completed dolls.

Message from the Ancients

This Eleven doll is 18” without her base and with the base she is 23.” Her head, hands and feet are made of translucent cernit polymer clay. She has glass blue eyes. Her handmade costume is made with pure silk. A linen vintage ladies hand scarf is stitched with delicate flowers and leaves is redesigned to make the blouse and skirt inserts.

Beige Celestial Crystals hang from her waist. Redesigned vintage jewelry adorns her waist and forehead crown. She is wearing white leather sandals with silk bows and Swarovski crystals. Her hair is from one of my angora goats whose name is “Cotton".

Her message is timeless : “Love is forever.”