Saturday, March 13, 2010
Shelly the Singing Dragon
Wow, it's been an incredibly long time since I've posted, but a lot has happened in the past 16 months. I haven't been idle, so the next few posts will feature some of the things I've worked on lately. Just over a year ago, I joined an amazing group of talented artists who belong to the organization Central Texas Art Doll Sculptors. I couldn't begin to tell you all I've learned from them, but I'll show you what I made at the first retreat I went to. We were all using an armature for a snail doll, but of course, coloring outside the lines, I decided to make a dragon. Several especially cool things happened to make this piece unique. First, I had taken with me a package of small shells that, as it turned out, seemed ideal for the dragon's spines. Then CTADS member Karin Otto Burfict asked me if I'd like to use her dragon scale tool to finish the skin. I didn't even know there was such a thing! And the glitzy dried stems that Marilynn Huston had brought were the perfect touch to represent the dragon's song. Shelley the Singing Dragon has been waiting almost a year to make her debut. She hopes you like her!