Saturday, July 16, 2011

How fast time flies

Here it is Friday already and I'm wondering where this week went.  I had planned to have my project  finished by today , the first part of the project anyway so I could get started on the main part of the work but one small oversight slowed things down .  The oversight was, in my haste I bought the wrong JB Weld , a compound that I use to hold things I'm building together.

JB Weld is a two part resin/glue that is just great for many things.  JB sets up in 20 minutes .  The mfg. recently added another type that sets up in 4 to 6 hours and that is the one I mistakenly bought.    

I wondered what was wrong , why wouldn't my project set up ?   I finally saw the mistake and had someone pick up the right JB for me  so now I'm back on track.   I guess that old adage of , "haste makes waste", is right.  In this case it was time wasted.   

Marion Springer

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Indian doll blog site

Hello Everyone, 
I have had my web master set up a blog site for the Indian dolls that I create.  Dolls really isn't an appropriate word,  for dolls suggests toys.    My creations  are not toys .  They are my version of Indian people of an earlier time.  I represent  them doing the ordinary daily things they might have done back then. 

From the time I was a little girl I had two passions-I wanted to fly and I wanted to make dolls.  I have been very fortunate for I have lived my career was spent in aviation and I am also making dolls.   there's that word again! 

The heads, hands, feet and legs of the Indian figures  I make are sculped from Pro Sculpt which is made of PVC and plasticizer.  In other words, it's a plastic clay .  The sculpted part is cured in an oven. 

The body of the figure is generally a wire armature with a fabric body-stocking filled with polyester fiberfill.  Occassionally the body will all be made from clay . 

I have a head full of ' Indian dolls' I want to make...a mother holding her baby,  a young man playing his flute for a beautiful young woman , also   women tanning a deer hide. Those are a few of some things I would like to make.  I have more ideas than time to make the figures.  

This is my first blog on this site so I don't know if it allows  viewers to comment or not but if it does  do send me your comments or questions.
Marion Springer