Saturday, October 30, 2010

Legs traveling in style

I made a pretty envelope for Raisa's legs to travel in. Hopefully she'll be off to MA in Canada on Monday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mail Goody

Look what flew into my mailbox! Her name is Scarlet and she was made for me by my internet pal, Susan. Scarlet is only about 3" from the tip of her beak to the tip of her tail feathers. Isn't she a treat? Another tiny treasure for my display case.

Thanks, Susan!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Finished my first Art Doll Cool-Aberration 2010 doll

I'm the first in the round robin to work on Yvonne's doll, Raisa, who came to me from Texas thus:

Raisa's figure may be a bit "boxy" (hee hee), but now she's got some sexy legs! Four sets, to be precise. Each with a different pair of sexy, high-heeled shoes.

I also gave Raisa a fringed tulle miniskirt and a pink garter that she can wear over her hanging legs or tuck inside her box. I was thrilled when I found the tulle trim -it matches Raisa and her journal perfectly!

Her two-sided interchangable cardboard legs are painted and stitched, and hang on a tiny screw hook I attached to the bottom of the box lid. She can be displayed on the edge of a mantle or shelf with her legs hanging below.

My journal page depicts Raisa's shoe addiction and includes a little bound booklet of interchangable legs and shoes.

I'd love to have worked "inside the box", too, but I thought I better leave that for one of the other participants. I'm finishing up a pretty envelope for Raisa's legs to travel in, and then she's off to MA in Canada.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Itsy Bitsy Book

I'm still working on Raisa (Yvonne's Art Doll Cool-Aberration doll) and her journal. No reveal yet, but I can tell you I'm working 'outside the box'. LOL. I'm having fun - I just love working on these collaboration dolls.

I do have a tiny little book to show you. I made this to carry in my pocketbook for writing down the names of authors I like. So when I go to the library I can remember who to look for. It's very tiny, but has lots of pages. - for years of reading. I made a very simple codex style using cardboard and collaged paper for the cover.

Speaking of books, I've just ordered some new used books from Amazon and I can't wait till they get here. A couple on book making and some on vintage shoes and hats. Oh yeah, and one on amulets. I love pics of cool shoes and hats and I'll hopefully find inspiration for some future dolls! I put several more expensive books on my wish list (so I can keep an eye out for reduced prices), including a new book about vintage undies (corsets and such) that hasn't been released yet. And a book about horses in African art with loads of pics (also not yet released). I love horse art, too. Apparently, so do Africans - they have few horses in Africa, but they depict lots of horses in their art. Interesting, huh?

I'm having fun!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paper Doll

Well, I decided to try making a paper doll for a change. Here's the start of my first.

She's an 8" tall (legless) flapper (I love flappers!), and is actually made of cardboard with a layer of paper mache and some fringed fabric at the hem of her dress. More later as she progresses.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Raisa Arrived

I got my first Art Doll Cool-Aberration 2010 doll (other than my own) in the mail yesterday. Raisa flew in from Yvonne in Texas. I "borrowed" these pics of Raisa from Yvonne's blog.

Yvonne used a recycled doll head and a wee (2.5 x 3.5") petit point box for her doll start. And Raisa's travel journal is an altered book. Very cool. Check out our project blog to see it and all the other dolls and journals.

I've already started my contribution to Raisa. I found a perfect trim for Raisa at a local home decor fabric shop!

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Wider Face!

Yep, this one has a wider face for once. And, as you can see, I solved the ear problem, too. LOL. She's a sun burnt beach gal. She turned out kinda boring looking.

I liked her sketch better before I painted it.

And this is Gramps. He's been retired for eons, but still wears a tie every day. From the looks of his ears, he has a bit of Elf in his ancestry.