Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Alex Project #3 and My Job




Here is the third doll from the Alex Project.  I like this one a lot.  His bear suit is made out of Alex's coat, he has corduroy hair, a t-shirt face and a t-shirt heart.  His legs are made out of a well-worn pair of jeans.  I have three more to make.  One will be a super-hero, one a pirate and the other I am not quite sure yet.

Below is a photo mosaic of some of the people I work for.  For a week and a half I have been teaching a doll making class to the consumers at Stone Belt the *amazing* day program I work at for adults who have developmental disabilities.  The class went over very well, which was a huge morale booster for myself because my paper mache class was not so well received (most didn't like the feel of the mache, though it grew on some).  The fabric we used was all donated by different staff, so there was quite a hodge-podge for everyone to choose from, and they did an excellent job tracing the pattern and stuffing and drawing on facial features.  I think they really enjoyed watching the sewing machine, I felt like I was almost in Stone Belt celebrity status as I used it because they would stare intently as I was sewing and then applaud dramatically whenever I finished.  It was great.

7 comments:

Leeanna Butcher said...

So great Nichol- I LOVE the plush your students made!! What a fun idea. :D

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh nichol
your post brought tears to my eyes. what a special person you are. you touch people everyday with everything that you do.
your classes are amazing on so many levels.
i love your alex project dolls.
wow
xo
melissa

Mary said...

Nichol, you are just amazing. Really. If you do another and need more fabric, let me know. I'd be happy to send some from my stash and scrap bags.

Crystal said...

That's a really great idea! I am sure you will have so many more like that! You never fail to amaze me.

bozoette said...

This little guy has the sweetest smile! And you are doing such valuable work -- what a special gift!

I. Maia said...

That is so beautiful what you are doing... Although I think your Alex project dolls are great, what made me write is "your job". So special!...

שרונה said...

This is simply wonderful, so inspiring! I bet they loved having you around. Yay for you!