28 December 2011
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13 December 2011
I have been working on a book! Impact Books will be publishing "FaeMaker: Making Fantasy Characters with Polymer Clay" in 2012. Faemaker includes step-by-step instructions to make a variety of fantasy characters; also includes stories, poems and a gallery of my work.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 12:59 PM
21 October 2011
She's not wicked, she's just Miss Cheevas!
Learn to make this Halloween oddfae! Carabassa (her given name) is a great project to help hang on to that Halloween spirit just a little longer. Sign up on Doll Street and join in the fun! Click here for more details...
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 2:34 PM
12 October 2011
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12 September 2011
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 2:23 PM
11 September 2011
I'm excited to announce a new venue for me, and a new class!
Mon 9/12... Bazinga! - 25% off for two days - for Dawn Schiller's debut class on CraftEdu.com... sculpting hands in polymer clay.
Watch for more of my classes on CraftEdu in the near future...
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 2:44 PM
19 August 2011
Finally getting around to posting a pic from ComicCon — showing off our groovy tshirts!
ArtFire has a new widget allowing one to purchase from an Artfire shop without joining the site. It took a few minutes to figure out, but it's a pretty neat idea, if it works. It's over there on the right-hand side of the blog...
There's new art in my Etsy shop, and I'll be posting even more new stuff later today.
The Steampunk Oddfae class is entering its second week with some really fab dolls being made. The class is self-paced so you can start whenever you like and we've a chatty group...this week's lesson is body-building! Check it out here.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 1:01 PM
08 August 2011
Hey, these guys are finally a class...we're starting this Friday, August 12. Head on over to Doll Street to sign up!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 4:59 PM
02 August 2011
I'm finally catching up from Comic Con, and Cre has been after me to publish his pic...he had a great time! Everyone loved him, tho' most were convinced he was "Dobby" in disguise. I think he was wandering around at night pickin' up freebies...
He may get a bit of a makeover now we're home. I want to refine his hands, and do some more painting, probably with the airbrush. And he's definitely gonna get new armature on his lower legs! We had a bit of an engineering problem with weak ankles...
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 12:13 AM
18 July 2011
Clothes on...need to sculpt fingers and paint.
Ordinarily, I'd paint him before clothing, but his hands aren't dry, and I'm still sculpting other pieces for sale. I'm planning to paint him either in the hotel room, or at the booth. I'm thinking people may be interested in the process.
I may change his clothes once we're back from the show, and I will probably put more detail in his hands — I'm doing the simplest fingers possible...more to come!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 12:30 PM
17 July 2011
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 7:14 PM
15 July 2011
So, five hours and some bad words later, I have thirteen freshly painted masks! And took pix of Cre in his bones:
I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have to put his shirt on before I sculpt his hands...at least he doesn't have to go in the oven!
Time is growing short, as I want him to be the mascot for the booth at Comic Con. I have to do the hands TONITE if they're to dry in time. It's looking like I'll have to paint him after we get to San Diego!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 7:42 PM
14 July 2011
So, amongst all the writing of classes, teaching classes, making oddfae to take to Comic Con, and sculpting masks...I decided I needed one more thing to work on.
This is Cre. I'm working with Paperclay for the first time in quite a while — I love this stuff! It's so messy, it gets you in touch with your inner child, yet one can do "grownup" art with it...
I have just finished putting Cre's skeleton together, and will show that pic in my next post.
Oh, yah...Cre is 42 inches tall!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 4:54 PM
20 June 2011
It's almost that time again...Comic Con! July 19 - 24 in San Diego CA. We'll be in Booth 4716 this year, under the Fantasy Illustrators banner. Come visit the oddfae and me — I'll be demoing sculpting all weekend, selling character figures and faux faces, and there will be steampunk! Hope to see ya there...=-)
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 6:40 PM
01 June 2011
Cynthia Tinapple was kind enough to feature the Oddfae on Polymer Clay Daily again! This blog is absolutely worth subscribing to...you've never seen so much beautiful art in your life, delivered to your inbox every day!
In other news...I finally made a GREEN Green Man...LOL
Available on ArtFire and Etsy.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 4:19 PM
29 May 2011
A Sea Seidh — if you're going to the beach for Memorial Day, keep an eye out for these li'l guys!! If you'd like to adopt this one, click here. Have a great holiday!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 5:05 PM
21 May 2011
"Please to bend down to the one called the Green Man, forever to him you're tied..."
The Green Man has struck a deep chord in me since the first time I laid eyes on one.
The Green Man is a foliate "gargoyle" image found on and in churches and temples all over Western Europe, parts of Asia, and North Africa. He is probably as old as mankind itself, and is known by many names; Jack-in-the-Green, the Old Man in the Woods, or simply, the Green Man. These carvings and reliefs are variously interpreted as pagan fertility symbols, or representations of resurrection and rebirth.
For me, he is the embodiment of Nature and all outdoors, something very dear to my heart. Making Green Man beads and brooches is like sketching in clay, and lets me indulge in colorwork that I don't use when I make dolls.
Available on Etsy...
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 1:57 PM
18 May 2011
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04 May 2011
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 9:59 AM
03 May 2011
The last two meetings of Valley Dolls doll club have been a Steampunk Oddfae class...it was big fun, and all the gals were really happy with their finished doll. You can see pix of the heads by clicking here!
I'll be teaching the same class on Doll Street soon, stay tuned here and on my Facebook group, Odd Fae and Autumn Things, for the announcement.
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 1:24 PM
27 March 2011
Experiments with masks and dolls...more pix in my Etsy shop!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 10:19 PM
07 March 2011
I'm featured on Lisa Johnson's blog! Check it out...thanx Lisa!
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 2:21 PM
16 February 2011
I'm teaching on Doll Street again!! Class starts March 04, sign-ups are open NOW!! Lady of the Unseelie Court
Posted by DawnS/Oddfae at 2:27 PM