Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2022 !
Some of my latest Christmas ornaments and a few Santas that I delivered for the Holiday Craft Show at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in Eau Gallie Florida. The First Friday Event is on November 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 and the show runs from November 5 through December until January 4th. Of course the gallery is closed Christmas Day. There are many artists that participate so it is always a good place to select gifts that are handmade and one of a kind for those special people on your list !
Well my latest doll, a 1930’s pattern for a boudoir doll doesn’t exactly look like a boudoir doll to me. The doll body and part of the face and outfit I made according to the pattern otherwise I was on my own. I originally wanted to follow the pattern exactly but honestly, there were not very good directions and I am not good at following a pattern exactly anyway, so after I made the body and used the drawing for the face I went on my merry way and created this doll the way I wanted her. She is a large doll, about 30 inches which is one of the largest dolls I have ever created.
I painted her face with acrylic paint and her Frizzle yarn hair was stitched on her head. Her pajamas/outfit was made with a vintage satin sheet and is so soft and luxurious. I painted her hands, partial arms and legs with a flesh color acrylic paint. Her shoes are also painted with a gold color acrylic paint.
All in all I am happy with her, if I ever decide to create another doll using this pattern there will be many changes ! Thanks for visiting !
Carnevale di Venezia is an annual festival held in Venice Italy every year, except this year of course. The festival is famous for the elaborate costumes and especially the ornate masks worn by everyone. This doll was created for a challenge for an art doll conference but due to the Covid pandemic the conference was held virtually so they did not include the challenge this year.
Because I had already started creating the doll I decided to finish her, she was so much fun to create. The armature for the doll is actually a gourd that I cleaned, cut, painted and glued to a wood base. I made the dress with a fabric I found at a clearance store that only cost one dollar. The fabric is such a beautiful color blue ! The arms and hands are fabric sculpted and the head is a gourd that I sculpted a face with paper clay and painted with acrylic paint. The hat is made with the blue fabric with lace fused to it and made into flower petals. The smaller masks are gourd pieces I cut and painted.
A fun piece to create even if the challenge was not held.
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Have a Happy Thanksgiving !