I had the wonderful opportunity of taking a class this past week or so, from the wonderful Australian Artist, Susie MacMahon. By sheer luck I found out about this class only seven miles away from me. The class was for three days and in it we learned how to sculpt a doll head and sew the body, special stuffing techniques and adornments.
I never did learn how to sculpt a doll head and this was my first lesson. Susie is a great teacher. She is very patient and very dedicated.
I decided to make mine an African lady of means lol.
I used an African fabric I had bought some years ago and did a draping effect on her and wired and tacked jewelry on her here and there. I made her a turban out of the same fabric.
Her arms are movable so I hooked her into the planter.
I have her standing in a hanging pot and in the back yard, a perfect surrounding. She is actually a wall doll but I think she looks good standing too. Standing in some plants or something, I think.