Here he finally is! I know that I was supposed to be making Amarus Beatrix Matilda, Grand Duchesse de Sainte Claire but somehow in amongst the feet dragging & all the procrastinations that I could think of, this is who emerged:
Amarus' father, the last of the Cathar priests or wizard depending on how you feel about Cathars.....
I have a brand new appreciation of what it means to wig & dress a doll. I can't even begin to imagine having to make Victorian clothing! He looks slightly windblown & if I had had time, I would have re-done his robes.
I'd still like to sculpt my own people. Anatomy classes are full for this year. (I figure I need all the help I can get. LOL)
Let's just say he'd good enough to take a photo of; let's just say I've learned a few things that I'd do differently next time; I'm sure there'll be a next time now that I've gotten my feet wet! Let's just say that I still hate to sew. But.....
1. I did try something new.
2. I think I did OK for a first time.
3. I'm sure there'll be a second time.
Even though my guy is going to be filed under "A" for attempt in my bottom drawer, I'm glad to have made him. I'm sure when I go through that bottom drawer at this time next year, I'll laugh at my amateurish attempts but I'm rather proud that I not only finished him but also finished by the Sept 31st deadline.
If you take anything away from reading this post, then I hope it'll be a feeling of "well, if she can do it, so can I"! It doesn't have to be a doll. Just try something you've never done before! I promise you won't regret it!