Sunday, 15 May 2011

Art Dolls . . . and Sunday....

Bonjour everyone, just a quick note from me in France...I've been delving into the world of art dolls... I downloaded Art Dolls Quarterly and Prims last week and tahda here are my efforts.... As you can see I had... still haven't any idea how to go about making mixed media dolls...(in the past have made traditional cloth dolls for my girls)...

I've been mulling the idea over for months on how to make one of these dolls, in the end I just dived in... feet hands and head first....I used what I had... modelling clay for heads arms and legs....acrylic paints, bits of string and material and stuffing for the body and the hair is a wooping great flower I crocheted last summer and didn't know what to do with it... So of course I plonked it on her head....amazing never seen before hair...well it's working for me...
.... obviously as these dolls are taking shape a little story is unfolding.... which I will tell you when these Mademoiselles are properly dressed....    
I know it's late but do pop over to Sunday Sketches.....

15 comments:

Heather said...

ooooh, I love this!!!!!!!! i want to make one, too! and a mouse of course! hee....i knew she was yours as soon as i saw the stripy tights! excellent, how fun! you did a great job! Can't wait to hear the story! xo

Netty said...

Hello Catherine, I am so loving your doll already, can't wait to see it completed and to hear the story. Have a happy week, Annette x

Reflections said...

Wonderful creativity bringing these little ladies to life. Love it!

Unusual Girl Studios said...

Oh my God! (Pardon me) But I love those tights! I can not wait to see where you go with your art dolls! With your sense of humor and fun- it is a safe bet we are in for a treat!

Debbie said...

wow you are so creative! The dolls are awesome!

Sophia said...

LOVE those striped leotards! :) You know me. Hee

Shayla said...

HOLY CATS! This is amazing. I have a ...sort of an obsession with art dolls. Yours is awesome! Clever and talented!

Christine said...

your dolls look like your sketches come alive! how wonderful.

sweet limes said...

Catherine, I don't even know what to say, these are so....I just love how she's turning out! You mentioned you were diving into dolls but told me not to expect much...I should know better because these dolls are doing to be darling! Those stripy socks...can't get enough of them!

Gallery Juana said...

What a cool art doll. The colorful tights are perfect! And I love how you put this all together with what you had on hand.

Elizabeth GLZ said...

So cool! My mouth is wide open now. I love this project. Congratulations you are a great artist!!

Diana Evans said...

oh your doll is so amazing!!! !I love art dolls.....Catherine!!!! this made me so happy and inspired to create more art dolls...I haven't made one in ages!!! thank you for that and for participating this week!!!!

Tammie said...

amazing to see how you are making this. I love the stripped legs. Fabulous!

DoodleDesign said...

Hi Catherine! I predict the doll will turn out just great. You're sooo creative :)

MaryN said...

Love the striped tights, too!
Your dolls are awesome, Catherine!!

So glad I found you through the miz kate dot com Artist blog hop!
I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html