Four years ago I took a carving class with Judy Brown. I bought one of her Black Walnut Blanks, but waited to carve her until I felt a bit more sure of myself. I packed the blank up into my tool bag and carried it to Oregon with me last week.
I was so lucky that Janet Cordell was visiting too! She helped me get the blank from this condition…
I am so incredibly lucky, and grateful! Janet helped by describing, illustrating, encouraging, removing big chunks of wood when my hands ached, and little ones when I needed to refine a concept. She helped me understand shapes and planes, advised on details, and helped me find the face of a little brown girl in the wood.
My friends from Ghana tell me that people can be named after the day of the week they were born – so on August 1st, I gave this girl the name Tuesday. The word in the Akan language is associated with the ocean so it is also perfect for someone who came into existence on the Oregon coast!
The day after Tuesday was finished, we all drove northward for six hours, and then went on a ferry ride…
…and once we were back in Quimperland, we were met by an enthusiastic welcoming committee of Hittys!
Thank you so much, Janet for all the help and encouragement! Click here for Janet’s website.
Click here to find out about Judy Brown doll blanks.
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So do we! Tuesday is our new favourite day of the week!
She is lovely
Thank you very much – I had lots of help!
Special time and a very special girl!
It is wonderful what we ended up doing with good company and few distractions! Thank you!!!
Perfection! I adore the way her hair draws back behind her ears.
I am glad you adore it – I worked hard on that hair!
Oh, she’s so gorgeous!
Thank you very much – I like her quiet demeanour!
Oh my goodness could this little girl be any cuter? Her face just shouted out to me. I am in love with this little doll tuesday!,
Mary y in rock hill sc
She is going to be a good little sister to have living with the inhabitants of the Hitty Cupboard, I think!
what a beautiful addition to a growing family, welcome Tuesday. Love the braided hair.
Thank you very much, I am glad you like her braided hair. Amelia is making a special effort to help her feel at home!
Tuesday is exquisite- as are all your dolls! Bravo!
They each have their own personalities, that is for sure. I am very glad you like my little Tuesday’s child!
She is remarkable…the carving and the wood itself. Just remarkable…and adorable. I salute your talent!! And what a really marvelous time you must have had with Janet and friends. I am so happy for you!!!
Thanks for your praise of my Tuesday! I did have a wonderful time, and kind friends and good company (and talented teachers!) made it even more so!
Tuesday took my breath away. You can tell the soul of the tree went right into sweet, precious Tuesday. Her hair is…I wish I had the correct word to describe…Amazing. I am in love again.
Sweet and precious is how I think of her too – and I am sure it is very much resulting from the environment I was in while I was working on her. So many people helped me to get this far in my doll-making, I am very grateful to them all!
She’s gorgeous! You should be so proud!
Thanks so much – I am 🙂
Tuesday is absolutely stunning! You truly brought a wonderful little spirit to life. Really look forward to seeing her future adventures.
It is really nice to hear all the people sending their love to my little Tuesday – it makes her even more special to me!
It was so much fun to watch her come into being Tuesday. Her personality is beautiful too
You are such a good teacher and kind person – I know that some of the beauty in her face and personality is direct from your hands and heart.
She sure is a stunning addition to the Hitty Cupboard – your doll carving is amazing!!
Thank you! I think she will enjoy escapades with the other girls, and being photographed during her adventures – hopefully occasionally by our favourite photographer!!!
Beautiful!!! You have created a masterpiece. And an aside concerning her dress…Hitty Marie Claire noticed those tiny chickens immediately!!!
I thought Marie Claire would notice the chickens! We love our little Tuesday!
Oh she is delightful, how lucky you were to have Janet help encourage and assist you. I have a partially (very partially) carved walnut blank…not sure if I will ever get her finished…I tried to do some carving a few weeks back, but my hands are just too sore at the moment.
The walnut is pretty hard going! I was glad to be able to do just a bit at a time, and for Janet to whack of the big chunks for me! Both things helped my hands when they were sore.