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Fanciful Egg Dolls
March third is Girls Day in Japan and I have a special fondness for Japanese dolls and dollmaking techniques. It was at the age of seventeen that I first went to Japan to be apprenticed in this art form.
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Egg dolls are a particularly whimsical approach to expressing human nature and day-to-day activities. These dolls may be as simple in appearance as a white egg with just a few strokes to hint at eyes and evoke a sense of quiet contemplation. Or they may be elaborately trussed up in silk brocade to show off the splendor of an Edo Period courtesan.
   And, of course, there is no need to limit yourself to Japanese themes. I’m working on a biker egg doll and will be adding it to this page as soon as it is done. Or how about something in between–such as a Japanese warrior on roller blades? Your imagination is your only limit, and I’ll be your technical guide in realizing your dreams.

Won’t you join me for a whirlwind session in this delightful art?
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Sunday, February 27, 2012
10:00 to 12:00 noon California Time

This Zoom-based class will be recorded and you’ll be able to download it for reviewing later at your leisure.

No prior experience needed, bring only your sense of humor and imagination and be prepared to have some fun.

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