Life has been a whirlwind since returning home from Art & Soul in Portland. I had the intentions of coming home to paint and finish the doll I started in the class I took from artist, Judy Wise. I always feel an urgency of energy to paint and create when I come back from these artful adventures and I needed just a few hours to complete my doll. That had to be put on hold as my Hubby wanted to head for the scenic mountain lands of Wyoming. It was incredible with beauty and wildlife. We hiked the mountainside finding clear lakes and hidden waterfalls. It was all so wonderful but I am so happy to be home. These October days in my little corner of the world have been so amazingly beautiful... taunting me to come out and enjoy the warm Autumn sunshine. I think this is the prettiest fall I have experienced since living in this Utah land. The mountains are still gorgeous with Autumn colors. Usually this time of year the tips of the Wasatch are frosted white. I am more than happy for this bit of nature to be postponed although it is freaking my husband out! All he can think about is our local ski area opening on time which so far does not look promising. There will be no living with him if the snow does not come! Anyway these days of sunshine keep me from painting... doing the laundry... completing chores undone and the list goes on and on but finally I took some time to pause and finish my little Sculpey doll.
Since I am a Halloween kind of girl I thought it would be fun to create a witch.
I loved creating with the Sculpey clay. The hardest part was painting the tiny features on her face. Even with my glasses on I found it frustrating- it's an age thing!
This sweet horse and doll were created by our amazing instructor Judy. She had a story for each of her little creations. Judy's little people are incredible. Such amazing detail! This is Olga and her Russian circus horse. He is mean and has a tendency to bite!
Judy's Sculpey sheep
This is the doll my talented friend Heidi created. I can't wait to see her finished.
This is the sweet creation of artist Katie Kendrick
Her piggy bum cheeks!
Pretty in pink created by Michelle (sorry I don't remember her last name)
I was so amazed at all the dolls that were created in this class. The women were amazing.
And speaking of amazing.
I won this beautiful necklace from the amazing Jane Jolee of Art Takes A Village
I met Jane almost two years ago at the 1st Art Nest retreat I went to. She is a kind and generous soul and oh so very talented. Stop by her sweet blog and say hello.