Portrait of a BJD

Portrait of a BJD
Inmemoria 2016 LE 3

Friday, November 29, 2013

New Sculpting Tutorial from Turtle Child Studio!

New Tutorial available in my Etsy store. "Sculpting Feminine Hands" It is available now for PRE-ORDER and will be shipping in time for Christmas! Check out my store-wide Etsy Sale and save 20% storewide including on this tutorial! Sale ends Monday, December 2 at Midnight (MST-US). Use coupon code BLACK20 at check out!
Link to: "Sculpting Feminine Hands Tutorial"

Huge Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Please check out my Etsy store for Huge savings and the deepest discount I have ever offered!  Save 20% on ALL items in my Etsy shop including ALL TUTORIALS!!  Use coupon code BLACK20 at check out to get the discount (Must spend at least $10 to qualify for savings).  Shop now! Turtle Child Studio

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

BJD class, Live in my Montana Studio!


  Join me this summer for a BJD class LIVE, here in my Laurel, Montana Studio!  Make new friends, and enjoy the comradery while learning to make your very own OOAK Polymer BJD!   I am located in beautiful Laurel, Mt., just a couple hours drive from Yellowstone National Park.
  Class runs Monday, July 22~Friday, July 26.  Class starts daily at 10 am and ends at 4pm.  Lunch is provided.  Class is $525 per student, supplies are extra (I have many supplies available in my studio store and in my Etsy store). Upon registering for the class I will mail you a cd including both my popular BJD tutorials (They normally retail for $130).  This will give you some before-hand knowledge and help in class as well. I only have have room for 6 students, so reserve your spot early!  
I have a block of double occupancy rooms set aside for the students at an affordable group rate at Best Western Yellowstone Crossings Inn (call 406-628-6888 and mention Turtle Child Studio class to receive special group rate).  The hotel has free wifi, pool and hot tub open 24 hours and a full breakfast provided daily from 5 am. to 10 am.  Please reserve your room before July 10.  Flights arrive daily at Billings Logan International Airport.  Transportation provided from Airport if needed.  For more information and to reserve your spot in class please contact me at turtlechildstudio@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Just Released!

I just recently finished a new tutorial, " Sculpting a moveable bust"! The photos shown are from two of my dolls which have been previously sold. A "moveable bust" can be finished just as a bust or as a complete doll! This tutorial will be a first in the series, as I continue on with the next tutorial I will cover how to make a finished "Cabinet Doll" with clay arms, hands, legs and feet and a cloth body.
Many artists make and sell doll busts, and they have really become quite popular. Why not make one a little better than the rest? Make a bust that moves with a ball and socket joint between the head and breast-plate. It will give the collector options for posing their bust.
I cover all aspects of sculpting a beautiful head, and then making a breast-plate to pose the head in. If you choose you can hold on to the head and breast plate and continue on to make a finished doll (to be shown in future tutorials) or mount the head and breast plate for a "moveable bust"! The tutorial has 37 pages with many full color photos and sculpting aides. PDF format on CD, this is a large file and is not available as a download.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Finishing my new BJD!

I just wanted to share with everyone my latest BJD. She is 20 inches and is made of stone clay and gofun. (Gofun is an oyster shell paste, commonly used on traditional Japanese dolls). She is going to be "Alice" when finished. She was quite the undertaking and took me most of last year to finish sculpting her. I am very pleased with how she is turning out. Because she is such a special piece I am taking extra care in her finishing techniques and I am teaching myself how to hand tie a wig for her. I will post more work in progress pictures in the days (and weeks, I am sure) to come. Stay tuned ;)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New mini OOAK Doll-first for 2013!

I am a couple of days late on posting this, but I have a brand new sculpt finished and I have listed it on eBay! This is a real rarity as I have not made a new mini sculpt in nearly 3 years and I rarely list my work directly to the public. (I normally sell my work in shops). But here is the listing...I hope you like her, and happy bidding! If link is not working my eBay id is: turtle-child


Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Year Sale! Save 15% in my Etsy Store!

Ring in the new year with SAVINGS!!! Starting January 11 through January 31, save 15%! Just use coupon code NEWYEAR15 at checkout to get the discount, and Thank you to all my new and return customers! http://www.etsy.com/shop/turtlechild