Almond Eastland is a CPA who currently resides in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Although she has been working in accounting and finance for nearly 17 years, she has always loved the visual and performing arts.
“As a kid, I was always making things out of whatever materials I could get my hands on. Once, I made a nativity scene out of toilet paper tubes. I also tried sculpting, with limited success, in ‘clay’ made primarily from salt and corn starch.”
As an adult, she’s tried her hand at scrapbooking, cross-stitching, and wire work. She decided to try polymer clay in April 2015 and was immediately hooked. Over the next several months, she found out about art dolls and eventually worked up the courage to try sculpting figures of her own. In June 2016, she was accepted as an apprentice in the Professional Doll Makers’ Art Guild Academy.
“I love sculpting because it makes me feel the way I did when I was a kid and anything was possible. It is my dream to create scenes from books and stories that spark my imagination. Although I am still a long way from where I want to be, I am always striving to push myself further down the path and to learn from the talented artists who generously share their time and experience. There is joy in the journey!”