Kathy O'Connell

April 29, 2014
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Anteater gets role of Duke from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

  Don’t ask me why I decided that the anteater I sculpted  made me think he looked like Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but it did. I sculpted the head, hands and wingtip shoes in porcelain … Continue reading

Audrey Hepburn

July 8, 2012 by katdazzle | 0 comments

You just can’t get more perfect beauty.

My next sculpt is Audrey Hepburn. I’ve almost got her head done which is the hardest AND the most fun part. I started out doing it in super sculpt because I got this great new book.

“Doll Making- One artist’s Approach by Robert McKinnley.
Great book BUT I found out I hate, hate, hate sculpt now that I am spoiled by porcelain. So I scrapped that first head and reworked her head in luscious porcelain.  Now that her head is done I really have to decide what pose and outfit she will be wearing AND how much of her will be jointed. Decisions, decisions …I also hate making decisions. They are so, ummm, final. Sigh. But there comes a time when it must be done and now is the time.

The wonderful thing about Audrey, and there are many wonderful things about her, is that she knew how to wear clothes. I so admire that since I am a totally failure at clothes wearing. But Audrey is , well a star in that department. Let me show you what I’ve narrowed it down to and maybe you can help me decide?

1. Breakfast at Tiffanys- which has been done by everyone but there is a reason for that.

Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

2. Roman Holiday-

I wonder if I could make a Vespa Scooter from clay?

3. Sabrina-

Fresh back from Paris, Sabrina turns heads in this suit by Givenchy. This is a lovely scene where David Larrabee offers her a lift, failing to recognise her.

The camera pans up, first taking in her rather stylish luggage and dog with a sparkly collar:

See, poodles are very chic! (I have a standard poodle).


I could make all the little suitcases and everything.


Could be good? What do you think?

The suit is quite boxy across the shoulder, with a nipped in waist. It appears to be double breasted. Kick pleat in the back of the pencil skirt:

Isn’t she adorable?

Close-up of the hat, which although appearing to be a turban of draped fabric is actually rigid.

4. Funny Face

This is a very classic look for Audrey. But is it the right one for me to do?

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