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Topic: Junker Jane Style Doll Swap GALLERY!  (Read 33061 times)
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« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2013 02:28:07 AM »

So. i am looking at the dolls in this gallery. then I am looking at the dolls in my hand. Then I am going 'panic panic panic' all over the place.

I will now spend the next week upscaling my downtrodden dolls!

Oh no, don't feel that way! My dolls are very different too and I didn't use new techniques. You do what you can, the gallery isn't the standard! And believe me that Leslie is a VERY GOOD matchmaker. She matches people that work and think at the same level! For sure you will make something your partner will love, you know what she likes and dislikes!

Don't worry! Lay it aside for a day and then take another look! Sometimes I need to get used to the look or whatever it is. I dislike what I made but after a day or so I can like it and can be proud of what I made. Sounds weird, maybe it works for you too!

I am a pretty good seamstress, if I may say so myself. But sewing a JJ-style doll is very different! I find it hard to make anything creepy looking and when I try to, it turns out to be more Picasso than JJ-style. Well, I tried and I have to admit that I suck at it, hahaha! That's okay! I will send it anyway, because I know my partner AIMY will see that I tried, will see the time and effort and will appreciate that.
Hey, I am not a professional artist by far! And I am way better at making cute things. That is just me!

Did it help? I do hope so!  Smiley

I can send you a picture of the doll I finished and the "Picasso-doll" if you think that might help!
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« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2013 05:33:44 AM »

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Don't worry! Lay it aside for a day and then take another look! Sometimes I need to get used to the look or whatever it is. I dislike what I made but after a day or so I can like it and can be proud of what I made. Sounds weird, maybe it works for you too!

AGREED! This works for anything creative: writing, doll making, puzzles, etc. Let it "rest" for a while, and then u can look at with fresh eyes.
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« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2013 07:28:06 AM »

I finished up my "small extra" and I have to say I have had really good feedback from the select few people I have shared the pics with  Wink I just hope Bunnie Boo loves it as much, although I have a feeling that she will be happy with it  Grin

The way I see it we are not in competition with each other in the swap but we do learn from what others produce. I'm a crafter not an artist (however much I would love to be!) so my contribution is more crafty and less arty than what WoC produced. I am grateful to WoC for sharing her techniques though and my next dolls might incorporate some of those techniques or some body parts on my work desk might  Grin 
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« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2013 09:35:35 AM »

oh wendiek...I think this is not my style either, but I am glad to try a new style as I have learned a lot from everyone that I will try for other projects...my hubby says the dolls all look funny and ugly at the same time--fugly!  Kinda like some of my cats... Cheesy

I do enjoy seeing them because I recognize certain styles of our members...and for me, I would never think to compete with anyone...we are all awesome in our own way! Cheesy
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« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2013 10:20:07 AM »

Ahhh thanks guys.  Grin that really did help actually!
I am having a whirl at a more out there doll - I do really like the ones I've made already but I feel like I can do better. So I'm having another go Cheesy
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« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2013 11:03:11 AM »

Ahhh thanks guys.  Grin that really did help actually!
I am having a whirl at a more out there doll - I do really like the ones I've made already but I feel like I can do better. So I'm having another go Cheesy

Well, that sounds better! If you think you can do better, yes try! But if you feel you have come to the limits of your abilities, just accept that. We can't all be great artists, but we can try!

Thanks fellow-craftsters for all your positive comments! No, we don't compete with eachother! Unless you join a monthly challenge. That is why I love Craftster!

I am glad that our comments make you feel better!  Smiley

And AIMR, I like the sound of the doll being fugly, hahaha! I think my doll for you is the same thing! The oldest asked me if I made a mummy.. Mhhm, wasn't aiming for that! Can't see why he thinks that! But it does point out that the doll is odd  Cheesy
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2013 12:08:02 PM »

ha ha if anything, we will share the same experience and be able to laugh together at our experiments!

wingsofclay---wow!!!  I see you have really started your own style of doll...maybe someday we will have a swap using your style...I love the repurposed doll you did...can't wait to see more!  You are indeed a true artist...so very creative and well done!
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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2013 12:37:07 PM »

wingsofclay---wow!!!  I see you have really started your own style of doll...maybe someday we will have a swap using your style...I love the repurposed doll you did...can't wait to see more! 

u are so sweet!  Cry  Kiss i am HONORED whenever someone finds a TUTE of mine helpful, so any dolls made in "my" style are always welcome...i think even when we work in another artist's style, our own voice comes thru Wink

feels good to know i can share my work with others on here--love u all craftsters!
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« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2013 12:50:15 PM »

 "Wingsofplay" You really did a great job on repurposing that country doll. You can't tell what it was. You are a true Artist!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2013 08:47:21 PM »

and WingsOfClay...gratz on winning the thread challenge. I thought your madk was so cool!
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