Sunday, September 2, 2007
Nothing I love more than nice jaunts through all the local thrift stores in Columbus. Nothing like finding a dress with material that is just astonishing for only $3. And I've been seen going through the housewares looking for all those brass candle stick holders as they make great doll holders. But what has made my MUSE go into over drive is the toy aisle. There are all those unloved dolls and stuffed toys. Some have seen better times and are painted, "de-haired". or just plain dirty from small grubby hands, but then there are those that probably haven't had one second of love. Many are on their way to the final resting place of all unloved toys, the dumpster. So I decided to start a new line of dolls called Dumpster Dollz. I bought a bag of unloved trolls, Barbies, and Speghetti Betty's. Down to my Art Cave we all went where with a tiny bit of surgery, a few cuts here, a stitch there, some glue everywhere, I've created doll forms that can be beaded, painted, or just plain covered with clay. This is a doll that I've called Betty Sketti. Betty's head is from a Betty Speghetti doll. The form is my own creation & then every inch is beaded like mad. I chose the orange & black colors because that was the colors of the fabric, but then then orange is the "inner me". So enjoy Betty, please. She is being entered in Bead International 08. Let's hope my Dumpster bound dolls can find true love someplace as a treasured doll.