Sunday, June 28, 2009


Exciting news (to me, anyway)! I've organized a new art doll collaboration - Art Doll Cool-Aberration 2009. This go, there are 9 players, 7 located in the US and 2 in Canada. Each of us will send out a doll start and an art journal to be worked on by each player in 6 week intervals.

Here's my doll start, Bravura Personified:

Bravura is a raw paper mache upper body that fits like a cork into a purchased glass vase. She's a little less than 15 inches tall including the vase. Inside the vase, I've placed tiny handmade dolls, one for each player that Bravura visits:

And here's Bravura's travel journal with my starting entries:

The pages in my journal are only about 2 1/2 inches wide by a little over 5 inches tall. We could name our doll, and we were each allowed to use one quote or 10 of our own words (maximum) to hint at a theme for our doll. I chose the quote, "The woman who makes free use of her attractiveness remains a disquieting type."

All dolls must be in the mail by tomorrow. I've already mailed mine to Barb in NY. I can't wait to see what my fellow collaborators make of Bravura!

I'll post pics of all the other eight doll starts as soon as I have all the pics. And, of course, you'll be hearing about each doll as it comes my way. :)


Magpie's Mumblings said...

and the excitement mounts!!!!!!

yvonne said...

WooHoo, it has begun!!!

J said...

Wow your pictures look magazine perfect, I'm green with envy.