Thursday, March 20, 2008

Beaded Art Dolls

I love my group of ladies on Beaded Art Dolls. They all just challenge me to do things I wouldn't even dream of. We just finished up a challenge called Arsenic & Old Lace. We had to use a piece of vintage lace on our doll forms. I had plenty to chose from as I hit a big score last year at an antique shop digging through baskets of sewing stuff. I originally called this doll DandyLion & was going to have her flying down from a tree branch to cover up a group of Podlings on the ground, but I just could not get the doll to hang right, so I decided to attach her to the tree. Instantly, I knew that was what she was suppose to be. She's the tree branch reaching to the Sun. Then I began to look at the rest of the banana holder converted to a tree trying to squint & see what it wanted to be. I looked at the worktable (covered as usual) & found the face of Allison's Marano's Nutmeg doll. PERFECT! This will be the face on the main trunk of the tree. Then I decided instead of hurrying to get everything done by the 3/20 cut off for the A&OL challenge, to take my time & develop this project. So I'm thinking of using this as the base for Land Of Odds's Earth Mother challenge due next year. Plenty of time! I'm thinking of beaded dancing leaves hanging from the tree or maybe dancing on a mirrored pond. Once again, plenty of time to work on this.


Pam R said...


Denise said...

OMG, Dot! You totally blow me away - you are SO talented. Love the doll and love the ideas you have for her. Please keep us posted on her progress.

Denise said...

Wow!! I love the direction this project is taking! Isn't it amazing how inspiration forms? And oh what a neat idea for the banana holder - covered of course!! Oh and I really love the colours.
Cheers, Denise

Mieke said...


Anonymous said...

Excellent idea, Dot. One of the most creative dolls I have ever seen.

I am so glad you turned my on to Beaded Art Dolls. They do stretch ones imagination.