Carnevale di Venezia !

Carnevale di Venezia !

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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2020 Gourd Festival

The State of Florida Gourd Festival 2020 and my entries received blue ribbons ! Very exciting for me especially the St. Francis of Assisi that I entered in the Masters Sculpture category.

It was a wonderful festival and if you missed it will be here in Melbourne/Eau Gallie again next year.

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