Monday, April 12, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Hello Dolly

I must admit I had fun doing this piece! My son gave me the book "Who's Your Dada?" by Linda and Opie O'Brien for Christmas. Since then I've been searching for interesting found objects to make some of the Dada style dolls. I finally decided I had enough in my stash to make my first piece, and this is it. The body of the doll is a beautifully aged and rusted vintage cigarette tin. Likewise one of her arms is a lovely aged vintage key, while the other one is a plastic arm attached with a screw. The legs are made from small wooden reels, which I aged, and I also aged the little wooden clogs which came from a doll. The head is from a vintage bisque doll, dug up from an old doll factory which was bombed out in Germany. The word on the "buckle" says "spirit". She stands about 20 cm or 8 in tall.

21 comments:

Willy said...

Your dolly is great, Diane!

Kelly said...

beautiful art doll!

indybev said...

Pure genius! She's just great.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Diane!!! so great to see you are back up and running...and this piece is so neat and unique!!! lovely work!!!

Kristin said...

WOW oh WOW!!!! This is simply stunning! I LOVE the tin body and the arms - the key is an amazing idea. Wonderful, unique thing of beauty, Kristin xo

Amy said...

wow...amazine are deco..I love it..very pretty..would be perfect for a home!!! I just love it so much

Sandy said...

Wow I´ve mised my words.
This is outstandig.
Wonderful work.

johanna said...

wonderful "spirit" doll!

joanna said...

Love your doll Diane!

Dorthe said...

love her,and her wonderfull cloche,she is a darling.
hugs Dorthe

WrightStuff said...

Wow, that's so fascinating - especially the doll's head's origins. How did you come by her? Funny how despite being bombed and perhaps destined to be buried in rubble, she ends up in such an interesting piece of art and immortalised on the internet and admired by many!

Zuzu's Blog said...

did you place her heart inside he tin body? lol
this is lovely Diane. Nice and quirky altered doll... well done

Yvonne said...

Fabulous dolly, Diane! Great piece!

Aino said...

Great idea.

LiveArt said...

Love your doll!! you inspired me to make a polymer clay doll for the challenge :))

Linda

LiveArt said...

Love your doll!! you inspired me to make a polymer clay doll for the challenge :))

Linda

NANCY LEFKO said...

fabulous assemblage...and last week's "eggs" was wonderful too !!

Gillian said...

Hi Diane, feels good to be participating in MMM again,I love all the different elements you have used to create this doll piece, unique piece of art x

Bumbershoot Designs and Supplies said...

She's just wonderful! ~Sharon

Fabric Art said...

No doll from me Diane, I thought about it, but my thoughts would not let me think about something other than the song Hello Dolly, your doll is fantastic Diane very unique, love all the different things you used.
Anni

Cindy said...

Wow, Diane this is amazing!!! What a treat! My computer is broken and I've had 2 new ones in 3weeks! As soon as I get another one, I will join the challenge...Hugs, Cindy