Friday, September 14, 2012

It's been a long hot summer in Chicago.  I'm ready for Fall and some cooler weather.  I spent a lot of time working in the yard this summer, adding new landscaping and keeping up with the weeds in the garden, but I neglected my sculpting. 

Also, putting in a new studio in the lower level of the house, can't wait until it's finished.  My current space has become so cramped I can't find anything.
EJ  Taylor Class
I'm looking forward to the NIADA conference in Stamford, CT at the end of the month.  I'm taking a class with EJ Taylor. It's a 3-day workshop to sculpt, paint and wig a 2 1/2 inch paperclay doll head, using a variety of techniques that EJ has perfected.  Should be a lot of fun.

3 comments:

Rhissanna said...

Oh wow! Please, full report with pictures on the E J Taylor class! I have a dollmaking book of his I bought in the UK. When I came to the USA with only a suitcase full of belongings (long, boring story) I made sure that his dollmaking book was with me.

Susan said...

Hi Rhissanna,
I'll definitely take lots of notes and photos from the class. I love EJ's work and look forward to learning about some of his techniques. Would love to hear more about your adventures coming to the US. Have you ever been to a NIADA conference?

Susan McMahon said...

Wow! That's one class I'd love to take! I have his book, too and I've long admired his work. Lucky you! I too, will look forward to your report on the class.