I left all my other DIPs (dolls in progress) neglected and forlorn while working on the Izannah Walker inspired doll class over at Cloth and Clay Dolls. She has a cloth doll body and a paper clay overlay on her head and shoulders.
Cloth and Clay Dolls are easy to understand and very helpful. Playing with a bit of a paper clay resulted in a tiny sleeping doll for the Izzy doll.
Izanah Walker was a doll-maker who made dolls during the mid-1880's. Her dolls are considered primitive dolls, but they are definitely works of art; originals, which are rare, are highly collectible.
Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands (via Craft Gossip) looks like such a wonderful exhibit. Of course, I'd love to visit The American Folk Art Museum at any time.