With only one helper today, I had time to mix and apply many batches of WInterstone clay. Sofia's grandmother, Susan Moziar was kind enough to snap a photo of Sofia and me working together. We shaped the head, arms and legs, focusing on building up the thighs.
The second part of the group was Brandon Fahey and his father Brad. They adapted well to sculpting, treating it with care like icing a cake. They worked on the princess' left hand, the back of the bag and the bottom of the bag. Since we couldn't tip the sculpture on its side to work on the bottom, Brandon and Brad had to fight gravity, pushing the clay up under the bag. By sticking clay along the edge they managed to extend the bag downward, creating the impression that the bag sides were thin walls like paper. Brandon liked the way clay felt as it dried on his fingers and tried numerous times to convince his father to let him not was up. Brad held firm, managing to protect his car and house from a trail of Winterstone hand prints.
The third part of the group was Jessica and Kate Nixon. They enjoyed rubbing Winterstone to the princess' legs, arms and bag. They loved the feel of Winterstone and had the messiest hands of any helpers to date.