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Monday, May 02, 2011

Back From Artistic Figures In Cloth

Howdy to everyone out there in blog land.  I am back from my trip to Columbus to attend the Artistic Figures In Cloth art doll conference.  It was a blast and I really did learn some great new techniques from Susie McMahon who was my teacher.  She hails fro Tasmania Australia.  The class was a three day sculpting workshop and I learned how to use paper clay in a more efficient way.  Needless to say it was well worth it to me.  I am tired, but energized too.  Here is the figure I created.

She is tentatively called "Petitioning Nature for Mercy" and is a paper clay head over stuffed armatured body built on top of a brick.  She has real twigs and decorative papers applied to create her skin and hair.  Then painted with acrylic paints and mediums.  I am trying to decide if I am going to offer this for the upcoming bricks along the journey auction or make another.  It may be hard to give this one up.

Well, I am really pooped.  So, I am off to get some rest before work starts tomorrow.


Pattee said...

She looks fabulous Cody! I love Susie's work and would loved to have taken a workshop by her!

Glad your home safe and sound
XXX Pattee

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Pattee. It sounds like you are having fun too.

An Unusual Girl Named Christine said...

Susie's work is amazing to me. What a great opportunity to take her class! Now having said that- you're no slouch, either! This is a great piece.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Christine, I appreciate the compliment.

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Cody, it's so nice to meet you. :)
I really like this piece you created at the workshop. I love the texture and the power and feeling you have captured. It's not easy to capture emotion, but you have accomplished it in this piece.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you for your comment and it is nice to meet you too. I have followed your blog for some time.

cat said...

Awesome looking doll Cody! Glad it went well and that you are getting your artistic mojo back!
Are you planning to attend doll camp?

Cody Goodin said...

Hi Cat, no I am not planning on it. I am going to the joint meeting this Saturday though.