Recently, about several months ago, I was doing research on The International Art Doll Registry (IADR) as I had seen that acronym used in Art Doll eBay listing and was curious to what it was, what it meant, so I went to their site and read up on it and what it meant to be a member. I then got to the Registry page where all the registered OOAK (One Of A Kind) dolls are listed and as I was going through the list I recognized A LOT of the artists name and dolls on there ... needless to say I got intimidated right away. I thought to myself "I haven't earned this yet !! To be amongst these artists that I've idolized, admired and looked up to !!" So I put the idea of becoming a member on the back burner for months.
I then asked for my fellow sculptor's opinions on the subject and many of them were already IADR members and got some very insightful views which all made sense as to becoming a member;
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You might have noticed that I'm not posting as many WIPs of the three projects that are on my Current Creations page, that's because I took some time to participate in a group sculpting challenge at the Forum that I'm a member and Moderator at, The Dollmaker's Studio.
The group challenge is called The Faces of June and you choose your challenge; you sculpt either 10, 20 or 30 sculptures faces in the month of June as an exercise to improve your skill and define your style, all while learning, asking questions, posting WIPs, getting critiques when they're asked for and building camaraderie with fellow artists ! My faces really needed the bump in skill so I decided to take the time and participate in this challenge because I know my sculptures can only benefit from it. It's incredibly exciting to see everyone's skill improve right before your eyes - oh ! and at the completion of the challenge, all who participated get a sculpting goodie bag.
I'll share some of the faces I've done so far ....
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I'll hopefully see you there