MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The horse

This is the second in my mini-series featuring 'Shudayra', my art doll that was created in a collaboration with other artists throughout Canada and the US.  One of the artists created a wonderful horse absolutely filled with incredible details.  The horse itself was created with papier mache techniques using a plastic dollar store toy horse as a base. 



Above you can see one side of the horse which features a woven reed basket containing a spirit bag filled with runes (more details further down).

Below shows the other side.  You can see the pannier on the back which contains a rain stick and a clan scroll (again, more details further down).  There is an amazing 'ruffle' collar - all created from papier mache.  


 

These four pictures show details of some of the additions to the horse.  The basket (on the left) was woven from reeds, and the saddle bag (below) is papier mache.

Above is the pannier that holds the rain stick and clan scroll and below is a detail of the saddle blanket

Below is the rain stick and the clan scroll...


The scroll, unrolled....


The runes, contained in the spirit bag, which is
tucked into the woven basket...

There are so many amazing little details on this creation and I hope that what I've shown here is a good representation.  Next time, I will share the journal that accompanied Shudayra on her travels.  As always, I think you can click on the images to have them embiggen for you to see the details better.

- HERE is a tutorial for Christmas ornaments you might like to try.

- Sometimes the oldie patterns might just be the best and THIS one will attest!

- THIS is one of those 'oh wow' things that would be an utterly amazing Christmas gift for a Barbie-lover!!  Be sure to scroll down to read about how she created all the rooms.

Today, instead of a quote, I have this....







16 comments:

  1. Interesting horse, amazing details
    Declutterer will miss the asparagus. lol

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    1. I would definitely miss the asparagus - but NOT the bra!!

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  2. Loving that little Japanese saying: so true gave me a big smile...
    that horse and the accoutrements are simply amazing works..what a talented group of artists you and your friends are!!
    Thanks for sharing hugs, Julierose

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    1. Yes, it was definitely a talented group that was involved in making the dolls. I sometimes wonder how many of them are still making dolls.

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  3. That horse is amazingly intricate. Is the figure back with you now?

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    1. Oh yes, this collaboration took place around 2010 I think so she's been living in my sewing room for quite awhile.

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  4. What fun you must have had to receive Shudayra back looking like that! And the horse is magnificent. I think it is such fun to see how clever our friends can be with a project like this.

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    1. I just wish times were different and it was an option to do more things like this. Alas the costs for postage have put an end to it. It was certainly fun while it lasted though!

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  5. Such detail. I love it.

    God bless.

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    1. I do too Jackie - it was fun to work on everyone else's art dolls but even more fun to get Shudayra back!

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  6. P.S. For some reason your comments on my blog are not making it to my gmail--or onto my blog...
    will check it out on my end Julierose

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    1. Hnmmmm - seems to look okay from my end Julierose - maybe Blog-grrrrr is having another bout of indigestion?

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  7. My goodness what incredible details this artwork contains. It is truly magnificent! Christine xx

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    1. Magnificent - definitely! Every time I look at her and her steed I think I see something new.

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  8. This is such a wonderful collaboration for Shudayra. Her horse is very creative and I adore all the additional embellishments and such. Perfect sentiment on what I would throw out for decluttering.

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    1. I really think my favourite part is the horse. I never would have thought of doing something like that.

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