26 Responses

  1. Frank Curl
    Frank Curl at |

    Jonni,Just found your website and I’ve been on it every day since.When you say to mix clay in your mache,What kind of clay are you referring to.I’ve used a pulp mache in my work for a display for the last several years.I ALWAYS got got great compliments.If you have time please take a look. http://stonefancy.weebly.com/
    Really enjoying your site,

  2. Brion
    Brion at |

    I loved that video because of the changes to the bunny. You would not just settle which is a good lesson to everyone. Looking forward to your next phase of ballerina bunny.

  3. Xan Blackburn
    Xan Blackburn at |

    “Soft sculpture bunny dolls with paper mache heads”?? Oh! I can’t wait to see that! I’m still worked up over the soft sculpture greyhound I did last summer that turned into such an epic (for the same fund-raiser you participated in with the greyhound mask of Harry).
    I’m very interested to see how you integrate the two kinds of materials, soft and hard.

    It’s always great to see how the artist’s eye needs satisfaction in such an individual way. I thought the bunny looked pretty great, but agree, after the modifications, that you took it in a better direction. Sometimes, it takes a saw and guts.

  4. Sharon M
    Sharon M at |

    Looking so cute! This is a fun video. Love that you included the alterations you made on this sculpture. Appreciate your inclusion of the saw you used. Much better tool to invest in than the chain saw I was seriously thinking I ought to pick up.

  5. Ginny
    Ginny at |

    I just LOVE her! Yo do beautiful work :)

  6. Chawol
    Chawol at |

    Thanks for giving me courage to make mistakes. Love her so far and learned so much from the mistakes. She is a winner in my book.

  7. Elaine Allen
    Elaine Allen at |


    I think she looks beautiful. I can’t wait until you’ve finished her.

    Elaine Allen

  8. Terry
    Terry at |

    OH! By the way – she looking cute!

  9. Terry
    Terry at |

    Jonni, I love how you show us your struggles as well as the finished products, it makes me feel better that I can’t get things to look like I want them the first time around! You usually make it look so easy that I felt really inept. Now I know it’s not just me! :) Thanks!

  10. Kathy
    Kathy at |

    Jonni, The bunny is looking excellent!!!! I so admire your ingenuity and perseverance with this project. You have such a fun way of teaching….. (Are you an aquarius??) I am learning so much from your videos….thanks again so much!!

  11. Sue
    Sue at |

    I can’t wait to see your Ballerina Bunny finished.
    I have never done any Papier mache but am very tempted to try. I think I will use your Paper Clay recipe very soon. I love all your beautiful creations .

  12. patch
    patch at |

    Wow! One of the neatest things about you is that you are not afraid to say “Oops!” and go backwards to fix. I would have cut you a big break because rabbits don’t have shoulders, and different kinds have different heads, and when you are a rabbit wearing a tutu, I think reality went west anyway………..for anyone who hasn’t seen Jonni’s point of inspiration, here is a website which shows the Degas and clearly illustrates what she’s up against!

  13. Nancy Stewart
    Nancy Stewart at |

    She’s looking really good I can hardly wait to see her finished

  14. Joanne Gennarella
    Joanne Gennarella at |

    OMG – too too cute, Did you put her skirt on second to facilitate strength? And will you apply clay to the top side only? A decapitated bunny was getting me very nervous there for a minute!


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