Friday, May 17, 2013


Please meet Cassie, a sweet 20" doll that I created several years ago in Seattle, WA.

Cassie has been lovingly stored in a box for a while, and I recently started to really miss her.  She definitely does not belong in a box.
Cassie is what I like to call my "pivot doll."  Deanna Hogan came up to WA State to teach a course using her pattern, "Verity."  It was during this class that I was first introduced to the gel medium/modeling paste overlay technique that I'm so partial to.  In fact, each time I create a new art piece, I can't stop myself from using it again.  This doll was truly the turning point in my doll making endeavors.  I really admire Deanna Hogan.  She's a wonderful artist and a great teacher.

If you are interested in reading more about Deanna Hogan, visit her website at


  1. Hello Rikvah

    Glad to "see" you again. I have this Verity´s pdf pattern, but is much easier to learn in a attendance classroom, isn´t it? Deanna is really a great artist as you are ( i have your amazing Becky´s and other patterns)

  2. Cassie is very lovely! I too had a Verity class with Deanna, a very sweet lady and teacher. Nice to see that you're able to get your dolls out again. :-)

  3. This doll is so pretty. I love making Art Dolls. They always look gorgeous. Your project has given me many inspiring ideas to try on my new doll stencils. You must try this stencils too, they are really helpful!


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