I was truly amazed at elinor's wit as well as her knowledge of all diverse art doll forms including her background in African American folk doll art forms. She started out the workshop with a brief history of the traditional doll making form in the U.S. dating back to the early part of the last century. She spoke of the history of NIADA and other doll groups and movements.
Then we moved into a free flowing art class for those interested in learning more about the structure of a doll and those wishing to learn more about making doll faces (I was in this category). I learned so much about making 3 dimensional faces and drawing, embellishing and painting. It was more than worth the trip.
elinor is truly an amazing gal and I felt honored to be among 6 lucky aspiring and established doll makers to sit at her feet and learn the ways of quality doll making.
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.