Friday, November 26, 2010

Queen Of Dreams

Good Evening everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Can you believe that I actually cooked a whole turkey this year?! I have cooked turkey parts many times but never the whole thing with stuffing and all the works. It was just the four of us this year. I, the hubby and the two dogs. And you bet they made sure to get as many turkey treats as possible. Dinner turned out yummy-if I do say so myself. I have also been busy making items for the Artisan faire in Half Moon Bay on December 5th. Stay tuned for more about this next week. Another thing that I have been working on is my December class. I really wanted to do something different for a change. I've had an idea about how to make a dressform doll ever since I won some antique doll heads on ebay almost two years ago. I thought that this would be a special class to teach for Christmas. This class is a weird synthesis of assemblage and doll making. It will also mark my return to some form of doll making. I call this doll the Queen of Dreams because attached to her skirt are symbols of some of my hopes and dreams for my art. You can see the full doll below.
I'm pretty happy with this first sample. However I need to shorten the working time for this class. I have some ideas of how to do this which will make the wire skirt form a little neater in the bargin. You can see that the wire form is a little uneven. Even so I kind of like it. It suggests age and history. I really love the fabric that I used on the doll. Its a remnant of a dress dated about 1900 to 1910 and loaded with beads and sequins.
So what do you think about my little dream Queen? I'd love to hear your opinion.


Maria Ontiveros said...

She's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her!!!!!!! Lis