Monday, February 15, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Mardi Gras

When I knew Cindy had chosen the theme "Mardi Gras" for this week's challenge on Mixed Media Monday I bought a Tibetan silver mask charm. Then I had the dilemna of what to do with it. I thought originally I'd make a piece of jewellery with it, but then went off the idea. Instead I decided to have a bit of fun with a peg doll - I used to spend hours as a child playing with my peg dolls. So she is simply made from a wooden dolly peg and one of the stands you can get for them now. Her legs and stand were painted with acrylic paint and her dress is made from muslin that I painted with acrylic paints and inks. I painted some butterfly lace motifs for her wings and added some feathers to her mask and voila - my mardi gras fairly. Haven't come up with name for her yet - any ideas?

22 comments:

joanna said...

Wow!! I just love this!! so original!

Kristin said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love her! Kristin xo

Beth said...

She's so adorable!

PiecesofD said...

What a great idea! She's delightful! I haven't made an art doll in years. I wasn't going to make anything for this challenge, because I really couldn't think of anything to do... I haven't been very inspired today. But!... if you have no objections I think I'll do a doll... I promise... if I do, it will be nothing like yours.

Kris Dickinson said...

Your doll is fantastic!

Lori Saul said...

Gorgeous art doll-how beautifully creative is this! Wonderful design and inventiveness Diane!

PiecesofD said...

Thanks for the reply. This will be fun! I'll have to post some of the dolls I've made in the past this week.

Kathy said...

Very pretty, I love the wings.

Anni's Art said...

Diane your doll is so wonderful, and a girl can never have to many dolls,love your doll, great idea.

johanna said...

this is so unique!! i really love it, the colors are fab!!!

Dorthe said...

Dianne, she is wonderfull, so creative, and so powerfull.
Love her.
xo Dorthe

WrightStuff said...

She's so lovely - but yes, she needs a name... something French perhaps?? How about Giselle La Moppatop?

indybev said...

Well, I don't think her name would be Twinkle Toes, as she seems "firmly grounded"! Great fun, and very clever.

Diane said...

Oooh, she's so different--I love what you came up with--very,very cool!!

stampingwitch said...

wow, a wonderful doll!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh--I am blown away!!! This is amazing! And how clever to use her for Mardi Gras--sheer perfection!!!!

Silvia said...

Such a wonderful doll, great silver mask.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Ooh Diane, she is absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful work! xo

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful piece!!! perfect!!! dolls are addictive!!! I can't stop creating these!!!

Yvonne said...

Great doll, love the colors and the idea.

phoebe said...

Love your little fairy! You could name her "Marti Gras"--she's cute as can be! =)

wmnwrtr said...

Unique and so fun to look at!