Teaching in Ottawa
To add to my international reputation...and general level of FUN, I taught a Doll Making with Found Objects class to the members of All Dolled Up in Ottawa in early July. The women who attended were both skillful and fearless, as they worked outside their own "boxes" with new materials: Apoxie Sculpt from Aves: http://www.avesstudio.com, which attaches pretty much anything to anything and is great for the mixed media work I love to do, and also Floriani heavy-duty fusible interfacing, generously
supplied by http://www.rnkdistributing.com
Detail of the face of the doll on the far right.
Robots created from discarded asthma inhaller and bicycle parts. And natural materials. Dolls as different as their makers.
Very different uses of boxes as a body part.
A sheet of heavy interfacing with fabric
ironed on and then wrapped with mesh and beads to
create an elegant dancer below.