Saturday, September 8, 2007

Saturday Musings

Blogger ate my first post (I can see why folks get frustrated), so here goes again...
After a blah week at work, at having my muffler fall off my car after arriving home, I was greeted with a wonderful surprise!
To preface this, I must tell you that I belong to a wonderful, wacky, fun bunch of doll artists called the Doll Street Dreamers. Now, I'm nowhere near as talented as the rest of these ladies - making dolls is just something I love to do.
As part of a "Body/Costume Swap" I joined, I was paired with a doll artist who was to create two bodies - I, in turn, was to costume the two bodies.
My partner in crime for this swap is a VERY talented doll artist, Jan Dee. Now what I admire SO much about Jan is SHE DOESN'T USE A PATTERN! Gads - I've never made a doll without a pattern. Mostly, I'm scared I'll screw it up. Not that I haven't screwed up dolls using patterns before, but...
Anyway, about 10 days ago I got the first doll from Jan. Yesterday, the second arrived.
I thought nothing could top her first doll - from the soft, gentle features to her body painting (soft greens, my favorite) but I was wrong.
The second is EVEN MORE AMAZING!
I *think* I know how to costume them. But I'll have to think a bit longer.
Enough of the suspense, here they are!

And an even closer view:

Jan, I'm not sure you can have EITHER one back! (Only kidding.)
What they almost look like to me is alter-egos, the demure good girl - and the wild, wicked side she keeps hidden.
I'll have to think on this.

Anyway - back to my studio (or the fourth bedroom that passes as such). This is my only day to play each week.


JudiA said...

Oh wow... you are right! Jan is totally amazing. It will be a shame to split this pair up. Now I am looking forward to seeing what YOU do with them. Glad to have found you in BlogSpace!


Karen Mallory said...

Those dolls are amazing. Wish I had had the time to do this one! I am in the other round robin. You will have to be sure to take a picture of the two costumed dolls,'sisters', together to hang in your sewing room. Your posts are saved to drafts. If you suddenly loose one go to drafts to find it! (Been there, done that! LOL)
Make sure you post to doll street to look at your blog when the dolls are dressed. Still havent figured out how to subscribe.
hugs Karen

Yvonne Nathanson said...

These dolls are wonderful and it would be a challenge for me to costume them. I can't wait to see how they turn out. Photos by all means!!!