MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Serenity - Art Doll for Coolaberation 2010

When Serenity ( a most gorgeous seahorse centaur) arrived she knew precisely what I needed to create for her (and never let it be said that I don't listen to dolls!).  She wanted a stand so she could be upright and able to see the world.  A search commenced for a large seashell with which to create something suitable.  It took weeks of intense searching, but one finally surfaced and she was happy.

There was another stumbling block though - how to attach her to the seashell so she would be removable.  After a couple of false starts (and a remake) Jack and I figured it out.  She now has an (ouch!!) metal rod up her backside and a thinner one mounted into the seashell which end up fitting together.

Now she's happy!!
See??


Next she wanted a beautiful necklace to adorn her long lovely neck and you can see it in the photo above.  Then she told me she was COLD (here in Canada it's winter and I should have realized). 

She wanted a crocheted
shawl
which she does admit is
difficult to wear when you
have no arms!

There's even some 'seaweed' in her hair and on her shawl!

Then came the journal...
Pgs. 1 & 2

two of the inserts in the fold on page 1

pg. 3
pg. 4

I think if you embiggen the pictures you should be able to read the text I used.  The symbols on the tags are different fonts for the Japanese word 'Serenity'.  "Ataraxis' means the absence of stress or anxiety, peace of mind, peace, heartsease, quietude, tranquility - some of which are listed on the back of the tags.

She was fun to work on and I hope Amy likes her.  Now she's heading off on her further adventures - this time to Calgary!!

4 comments:

Gail V said...

Perfect additions, MA!! Your journal pages are beautiful. I love the pockets and tags and everything. As a collaborator, you're the bomb!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Great job; I don't know how you do these. I have a hard enough time keeping little things on the table that need painting....maybe I need a rod up my....oh never mind!
She's LOVELY!!! ;-D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Yvonne said...

Wonderful work. Love the journal pages and I missed the necklace before. Nice touch. The stand is very clever and perfect as it can't really be seen from the front.

karen said...

well she is beautiful but I don't envy her....not now I know what's shoved up her nether regions!!