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« on: August 01, 2013 09:57:32 AM »

Hey everyone--forgive the mediocre pictures in this post; I can't get my camera to capture this piece properly...oh well   Undecided

Here's something I made recently: a bald goddess/icon to watch over my apartment...made her using all thrifted supplies, plus a small mini canvas I bought:



Her backstory:
About 6 months ago, I was very obsessed with art dolls while I was doing the Junker Jane Swap.
So, I was buying up any dolls, or parts of dolls, that "spoke to me" at the thrift store.
Here's a pic of the "bald goddess" when she was still a tiny, ugly little ornament/doll I bought at Goodwill:
(she's the doll in the middle)



So, I tore her clothes off  Roll Eyes removed any decorations, and found that beneath her tiny Dylon wig, she had a beautiful bald head.

After rotting away in my "to-do" bin for several months, she was grabbed out, wrapped in ribbon, embellished with paint and found objects, and glued to a small canvas:



The other materials I used on the canvas include:
--a giant bag of mardi-gras type plastic bead necklaces (hot glued down to form the background "mosaic")
--gold spray paint
--acrylic spray paint
--a small tin baking dish (hammered flat on one side to form her "halo")
--beads, copper paint, wire edged ribbon, decorative ribbon around the edge, etc
--pipe cleaner to "bulk out" the legs
--wooden beads for the feet (each toe is a bead)
--HOT. GLUE. high setting for strong bond.

Basically, this piece was all about hot glue  Grin



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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013 10:14:35 AM »

This is too fabulous...too fabulous...

I love the imagery...your use of found objects...everythin g...can I have it?  ha ha sorry, doesn't hurt to ask... Grin Wink

Saw what you did with the first doll (again, too fabulous)...so, are there plans for the Raggedy Andy?
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013 10:49:05 AM »

This is too fabulous...too fabulous...

I love the imagery...your use of found objects...everythin g...can I have it?  ha ha sorry, doesn't hurt to ask... Grin Wink

Saw what you did with the first doll (again, too fabulous)...so, are there plans for the Raggedy Andy?

LOL....thanks, Always!  Smiley

Yessss...the Raggedy Andy is currently stripped, has no arms, and will be reborn soon...
stay tuned  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013 10:54:17 AM »

She is lovely. So beautiful compared to what she was. She looked rather tacky before and now she is quite spiritual.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013 11:24:23 AM »

Wow, how beautiful!  I really love the texture of the background, too!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013 07:39:29 AM »

She's absolutely gorgeous now!
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013 04:32:01 PM »

What a fantastic transformation. There is so much movement and whimsey in this piece.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013 10:23:13 AM »

She makes me smile!  I need something like this in my crafting "space" to bring in some positive energy.

At first it looked like she was wearing roller skates with those toe-stops that stick out in front.  Maybe she secretly wants to do roller-derby.   Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2013 09:47:32 PM »

This is so cool!  She looks so much better bald too Grin
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013 03:53:43 PM »

This is just brilliant!
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