Thursday, May 07, 2009

Recycled Art doll Swap Photo shoot Take 2

This is lady luck created by Nancy
she is created from a wood block , beads, earring,cards,dice
she came in her own privite coach with a special joker on the front

This doll was made by Deborah
She is the queen of hearts made from a lotion bottle ,ribbon paper and wire,and a painbrush

My art doll revisited
i have to say i really didn't like the way the face came out on my doll and i wasn't sure if it would survive the trip so tonight i figured out what she really wanted to be

her name is flower queen
she lives in the forest and uses what man throws away to create everything that she might need her head is a large hair barette and her face is a pog covered in fun plastic and a clay face i added a flower petal and a leaf to her back so that she looked more finished her body is a plastic container from a bead kit , her hands are the lids from two bead tubes and her legs are the bead tubes her feet are from a bag of potpourri
This is another art doll of sorts that i made tonight i guess i was in a creative mood

she will not me going anywheres as im sure she would not survive the trip in one piece but
i do like the way she came out and since she fit the theme I decided to include her in the photo shoot
She is
Keeper of words
written on her hand are the words inspire,hope dream,believe , peace, love and knowledge
on her fingers are 3 protectors of the words and their true meaning and power

her base is made from an empty cd spindle the hand is one that is used to display jewerly her hair is a sea sponge and her face is a larger washer with a clay face on it
the hand is colored with alcohol ink and i used a brown sharpie to add the words
The base has a copper chain and some small screws for added interest
her base

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Recycled Art doll Swap Photo shoot Take 1

here is the first of several photo shoots of the art dolls for this swap

i will photo them as i get them in and have the time to post them

for this round we have 5 dolls

if they came with a name and or a story i will share a bit of it here

I plan to do a group shot of all of the dolls before i package them up to journey to their new homes.

This is Carmen she is a Flower Child
one of the original ones from the sixties yes she loves to gather flowers and take strolls in her garden
her bag is full of fun and colorful flowers
she is made from
Cloth scraps , stamps, magazines, mardi gras beads, metal nuts and bolts, aluminum foil, glass bevels, plastic orange juice bottle , dish scrubber brush, shreeded paper , foam scraps, beaded ornament, plastic flower scraps , silver jewerly and lots of love
made by Maria

this lovely pink pig is created from an old washcloth by Lani

this doll is made by Mrs Ryan MacMichael
she looks a bit like a Japanese girl in her ribbon dress
she is made from ribbon, fabric and a bottle

this Angel is created by Joyce im not sure what she is made of besides fabric of some sort

Note this doll has been revised see Flower Queen above

This is lopsided Issy she loves
the earth and tries to recycle and reuse everything that she can

Her head and feet
are made from old potpourri

her upper body is a empty plastic container her arms are a single shoe lace cut in half
the tree on her chest is a piece of fun plastic i was going to make a necklace from but it broke so i give it to Issy to use as she saw fit.

her hands are the ends of two small bead tubes , her legs are the bead tubes

her hair is a piece of plastic like string stuff that came off of a package

the bow in her hair is a broken earring , her eyes are felt pads, and her nose is a watermelon seed