Monday, May 17, 2010

Mixed Media Monday - Child's Play

This week on Mixed Media Monday Beth is back with a really fun challenge. She wants to take us back to our childhood and the joy and freedom we had while being creative. One of the things that I loved best was making dolls from dolly pegs and pipe cleaners, so that is the direction I decided to take. These days I have lots more art supplies to play with than back then, when I would have used a dolly peg, a pipe cleaner, some scrap fabric and some pencils for the face. Of course, I used a dolly peg - but these days you can get them with little stands so they stand unaided - and although I wouldn't usually use a pipe cleaner for the arms, I did this time for old times sake :-) I wanted to experiment with my resin clay to make the face and head and I dug out some dolls hair that I had left from another project. I used silver charms for the hands and finished her off with German scrap wings and crown. What fun this was - mixing the old (me as a child) with the new (what I love doing now).

18 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh wow--what a great creation,Diane! And so perfect for the challenge...do we ever outgrow dolls? I don't think so! And yours is beautiful!

Rein said...

What a lovely creation, Diana!
your doll is beautiful!

Kristin said...

Oh, this is wonderful!!! I love her dress and hands and little crown especially. She is so sweet, Kristin xo

Sandy said...

OMG this is fantastic.
Wonderful idea and your creation is awesome. Love them.

Hermine said...

This looks great!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow wow !!! this is lovely...what a cool doll Diane!!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fabulous doll art, Diane! Gorgeous.

joanna said...

What a beautiful doll Diane!!

Ozstuff said...

Love those hands! Diane, your doll is wonderful. She has a personality all of her own. Great work.

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Daphne said...

So much fun, i don't think it's child play, but youre play!

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness, she's so pretty Diane... You make wonderful art dolls! =D

Silvia said...

Your doll looks beautiful.

Amy said...

oh how cute..love the crown

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

This is truly extraordinary! and the rest of your blog is just amazing too!

haendi said...

Diane, this is just adorable! It is so sweet and sophisticated.

carolyn said...

I do so love dolls...

great work, Diane!

johanna said...

what a wonderful doll! you put so much effort in this one and it was worth it! love the hands, too!