Lilly, My Misfit Doll, was recently created at the Art & Soul Retreat in Portland, Oregon. Instructor Lana Guerra www.Crudethings.com was a DOLL herself . Lana was so creative, encouraging and her enthusiasm carried over into the class with all us laughing, giggling and showing off our creations. Lana taught a young women her first sewing lesson and I relearned how to finger paint. This was only my second time in life, that I have used sculpty clay, (Saturday in Judy Wise class and Sunday in Lana’s) and I was amazed how it felt so natural. (could this be a self portrait?) I of course, had to make my misfit doll into an couture outfit, bling her ears with diamonds and crown her ears with a sparkle. She holds a blue shinny flower….. We used FISH eyes, spandex material and scraps. Then we just started sewing, adding, painting and laughing. I just loved how Lana was like living art. Art imitates life or Life imitates Art. I like life imitating art….the only way to live Like Lana DOES!