How to Create an Umbrella

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Happy last rainy Friday in April everyone! Just posted this tutorial with Creative Paperclay to show you all how to make an umbrella with clay. The doll in the photo can be found in my etsy shop through the link in my bio. Enjoy your weekend and head on over to @creativepaperclay‘s blog to see how this umbrella was created at https://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com !

Side Note: This doll has just been added to my Etsy store here if you are interested!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/701739961/melandolly-art-black-doll-sweet-folk-art?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

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Peg Robot Doll Tutorial

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Creative Paperclay Tutorial, Uncategorized

 


Hello Everyone, I’m back again with a new post from Creative Paperclay®! This tutorial will show you how to customise those little peg people that you can find in a pack of four in art stores. Feel free to share your creations with me in the comment section below and have fun!

https://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/2018/12/how-to-make-peg-doll.html

New Creative Paperclay Blog Post!

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls

How to create a Elkey_Instagram-Recovered

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend! This week’s post for Creative Paperclay’s blog tutorial series was inspired by the upcoming election. I wanted to create something that would hopefully inspire people to go out and vote instead of get ready for Thanksgiving dinner. The piece that I made is a combination of a donkey and an elephant to represent both the Democratic and Republican parties. See how I made this creature here! Hope you all go out and vote this upcoming election day Tuesday November 6th!

 

New Blog Tutorial with Creative Paperclay!

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DSC_2498_1Hello and happy Friday everyone! Here is the fifth in the series of my monthly Creative Paperclay blog tutorials! I decided to make something a bit less difficult so that the kids can join in without getting frustrated! Head on over to their blog to see how this piece was made with Creative Paperclay®!

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My Latest Post on Creative Paperclay®’s Blog!

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Publicity, Work in Progress

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Hello everyone!

I have been pretty busy with summer and squeezing some projects in between. Here is my latest tutorial that I put together on Creative Paperclay®’s site on how to create a paperweight. I hope it inspires you to make your own, if so, please email me your creations if you would like for me to feature them here!

How to Create an Artdoll Bust

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Publicity

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Hello everyone! Here is the second in the series of my monthly blog tutorials! Head on over to Creative Paperclay®’s blog to see how this piece was made, or click here for the direct link to the tutorial!

Now Sponsored by Creative Paperclay®!

Art Dolls, Completed Dolls, Other Art Projects, Uncategorized

How To Create an Art Doll In a Frame_Pinterest

Hello Everyone!

I am now part of the design team for Creative Paperclay®, so I will be posting tutorials on their blog on the 4th Friday of each month! My first post for their blog series demonstrates how I created this Art doll in a frame. Head on over to their blog to see how it was all put together!

https://creativepaperclay.blogspot.com/…/art-doll-in-frame.…

 

You Deserve Some Serious Side Eye For That…

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I had a very unfortunate situation leading up to my last workshop. There was a writer who decided that she would “share” my content with her community, but never asked my permission or even contacted me beforehand. She took my blog posts, images, unrelated personal work biography with previous job titles and assignments, patched it all together and printed it out in her local newspaper that boasts a reach of 10,000 in Harlem and the Bronx. I found out from a friend of mine who saw it in a building she was working in and sent a photo of it to me. At first I was a bit flattered, but then I realized that she copied and pasted word for word from both of my websites and passed her story off as an interview that she never conducted with me. The images weren’t even credited to the photographer that took them, and now a bit of my personal information which I would have never disclosed for this story, is out there. If asked ahead of time, I would have totally agreed to speaking with her and giving her permission to use my content, but the opportunity was never presented to me.

I understand Google is a living and breathing thing and that we can discover all the information that we could ever dream of with it, but should we compile everything we find on a person and distribute it throughout their neighborhood without their permission? I think not, and it’s quite alarming when you think of it. And if you are wondering, yes I did receive an apology but it was more like a sorry, not sorry type, with an emphasis on trying to spread the word about my workshop over respecting copyright laws and my privacy. I enjoy sharing what I’m doing with everyone, but this experience has been a real eye opener for me. As a result, I will be putting even more limitations on what I do share online. Be careful out there folks!

Coming Up Next!

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I have a workshop scheduled for next week Saturday, October 28th at the Huntington Free Library in the Westchester Square section of the Bronx. In my head, I had it down for it’s original date that was discussed which was November 11th, so it kind of creeped up on me. I pretty much know exactly what I plan on doing, so I feel like I’m prepared for the most part. I just need to round up my materials for the participants. I can’t wait to meet the group that I’ll be working with, it’s always interesting to see what people come up with!