Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Juniper Tree

Art Dolls Only is having a Grimms Fairy Tale challenge. Now, I'm not a member of ADO, but someday I would really like to be. So, today, I finished my doll for the challenge. He's the little boy from the story "The Juniper Tree". I chose that story, because it's one of my oldest daughters favorite stories. I'm happy with the way he turned out. He is the first of my dolls to wear pants, and the also the first boy doll I've ever made. Also, I'm really liking the way I made the eyes for this one. They have a filigree pattern in them, if you look closely.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Daughters doll (no name)

Last night before practice, I finally finished my youngest daughters doll. She wanted one that looked a lot like Zya. So, you could say that this is Zya's little sister. She really liked the doll, which is great. She designed it. Picked out all the colors and horns, and shoes. I'm excited because one of the girls on my derby team just asked me to make 5 dolls for her. They will be holiday presents for the ladies she works with.

When I get some free time I'm going to make a doll inspired by my team. Yup, a roller derby doll! Here are some pics of my daughters doll. She is unnamed as of right now.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Well, my oldest daughters doll is done. Say that ten times fast. She named her "Japella" and I hope I spelled that right. She is a character in a book that she's writing. Apparently Japella is the queen of an island. She brings peace to the chaotic lives of sprites. I gave her some of my daughters personality with the super-high top tennis shoes. The dress, hair, eyes, shoes and all that were picked out by my daughter. Now to work on my younger daughters doll. It's almost done.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Eyeballs in the livingroom

I've been feeling rather inspired lately. Been working making my two daughters each their own little art doll. I'll post pics when their done. Today, my goal is to start a dozen or so sets of eyeballs so they will be ready for later use. It bothers me when I get the bug to make a doll, and I have to wait until a set of eyes are done. Thought it might be cool to play around with some different types of eyes today. We'll see how that goes. Right now, they are drying on top of my TV stand.
I also have some drying on my wall.
I've got arms and legs and paint, and heads all over the place. It's kind of a mess really. Hopefully, some really beautiful dolls will be created out of all this chaos.

Trying a new type of clay today. The Hobby Lobby where I usually buy my Paperclay was closed today. So, I ventured on over to Michaels crafts, and they didn't carry it. So, I bought something called LaDoll stone clay. Kind of excited to try it out. It was about twice the price, so I'm hoping it's nice to work with. Who gets excited about clay?? me.