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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Art Doll - Coolaberation - 'Onoma'

I just finished working on the last doll in the 2010 Coolaberation and I'm sad that the fun is over.  The last doll I received is 'Onoma', a being from outer space who just happens to be suffering from amnesia.  Onoma never did have a specific gender and I assume is neither or perhaps is both!!

This is Onoma...

Onoma arrived pretty much complete, so it was hard to know what to add.
After much contemplation and some prompting from Onoma,
I decided to emphasize the width of his/her shoulders and
added the silver-covered doweling, along with the
metal 'tassels'....

Onoma has a very interesting waistline so I
added some copper embellishments...

Finally, Onoma spied a set of glasses
in my stash and was quite sure
they were ones that were lost
on his/her last visit to earth.

Who am I to argue?

Then, it was on to work in the
Page One....
The quote I found is by Marcel Proust and reads "When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls, bearing resiliently, on tine and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice of memory."   The reason I chose this particular quote is because the story line that goes along with Onoma states that she/he keeps smelling a particular odor which is a reminder of something just outside the memory.

Page Two (above) and Page Three & Four (below)

As I said before I'm sad to have this round robin end.  It's been such a great learning experience to play with such talented artists and to have to stretch my own creativity to try to keep up with the talent this group has. A big thank you has to go to Gail who organized us and kept us on track and also to all my fellow artists who have taught me so much. 

Stay tuned for the great unveil of my completed doll, Anneelaw!!  Also be sure to visit our group site HERE to read all about the other won't be sorry!


  1. Onoma looks like some kind of super cool rap chick to me.....she/he has certainly got some style going on!

  2. MA, what an interesting doll!!! Ok, he's not my thing, but interesting none the less! Amnesia huh? I can relate to that one!

    Thank you for mentioning my book and my cards! I just love using those vintage greeting cards and the baby ones are just too cute!

    Hope your yard sale went well!

    Love & hugs, Pam

  3. Wow! amazing. I'm sorry to see the last hoo.

  4. a heavy quote, but then it looks as tho s/he is quite a heavy her/himself. You added just the right amount extra but i did laugh at the glasses.

  5. For every beginning,there's an end and for every end there's a new,dear Mary Anne,do not be sad. You'll get to start something new soon!!
    Waiting to see your doll...

  6. That is a great doll. I love what you added - especially the shoulder section...and the emphasis and the waist...and the booklet...OK, all of it! Can't wait to see how yours turned out. Connie

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  8. That really is the perfect quote, MA. And perfect additions!

  9. What a fabulous doll MA - I can imagine you worrying about how or what to add, being the last person, but you did splendidly. Your verse was just the right touch.


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