This afternoon I finished working on Gail's doll Audacity for the Art Doll Cool-aberation 2010. When Audacity arrived, this is what she looked like....
Gail is the queen of paper mache and did a wonderful job of creating a base for us to work on. In case you don't remember me talking about this before - we were to create the beginning of a doll but not the entire body, which would leave more room for interpretation by the other artists. I had a really difficult time deciding what I wanted to add to her - I thought of, and rejected, numerous ideas. I finally resorted to the old trick of thinking about it just before I went to sleep hoping for inspiration. Well, she did speak to me, but again I dragged my heels. After three nights of waking up with the SAME thought running through my mind, here is what she became.....
She wanted to have an octopus.
There were no ifs, ands, or buts about it - she insisted!
She wanted to be a Queen
of the lost city of
Well, never let it be said that I don't listen to dolls so I created her an octopus, made from painted felt with sequins (160 of them, to be exact) for suckers. Raiding the teddy bear eye stash yielded perfect eyes.
Her journal was fun to do, but I think I got a trifle carried away. I have a habit of wanting to make journals fat and chubby, so Gails nicely put together journal doesn't close properly now (oops). Here's page one...
Page two (remember the glue-ey mess I was in a few days ago with watercolour paper, fibers and white glue?)...
Page three...well, that sand dollar HAD to be on there, right?? AND then I wonder why the pages are fat???
Finally, page four....yet more geehaws to make the pages thick. The little tag at the top has my name on the back and the little charm was in my stash, along with the copper washers.
Hope Gail likes what I did, and that she won't be too upset that her book gained so much 'weight' while Audacity was visiting with me!
Don't forget, if you'd like to see what is happening with the rest of the dolls in the Cool-aberation, be sure to visit here