|I never scuplted anything or had even touched polymer clay until I took
my first class taught by June Goodnow. I was terrified that I would end up
with a monster; however, I left the weekend class with a beautiful Indian
with sculpted head and hands, determined to create more. Since then, I have
only completed a couple of pieces but my head is crammed full of ideas for
future projects that I will eventually get to. This is such a change for
me since as a child, I was always the one to draw a blank when the art teacher
said to be creative and draw something or make something out of clay. My
parents still have the 'hippo' that looks like a pipe wrench, the dog without
a nose and the flower tree they thought was an ash tray. I decided it was
best to pursue a engineering degree instead of anything artsy. I now work
full time in a left-brain computer job, so doll sculpting helps exercise
the other half of the brain. I carved out a studio area in my dining room
and get to see my family swirl around me when I find time to create.
The engineer inside me likes to solve problems and dollmaking has many
opportunities for problem solving. Sculpting does not come easy to me, but
it is fun to see the faces and personality finally appear in a piece.
You can e-mail Yoanna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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