Monday, September 29, 2008

Global Warming Doll


Whew...I made the deadline to add my second submission in the BAD Global Warming Challenge. This is Terra. I have been experimenting with beaded faces for my September BJP, and this is one of the results. I used a globe as the background & did a traditional Native American bead embroidery for the face. Everything else is all my own design. I've also been experimenting with stump/or pillar doll forms. Not bad, but I need to make the base wider so the doll won't wobble so much.

On a side note, I've decided to stay at my old job. The financial situation is to shaky right now to think of leaving an employer of 25 years. I'd lose too much to leave just to collect a small pension. So I'm just going to bite the bullet and stay at my current position. It would be so hard to leave 22 weeks of disability. I 'm at the age, where it is scary to think if I got sick & had nothing to live on. I'm going to be praying that the financial situation levels out soon. I'll be okay, but I'm not so sure about some of my family members. Guess I'll be collecting that 5 set piece of Samsonite luggage in 15 years from the hospital!

4 comments:

RedChili said...

Dot -- she is so imaginative and creative. The more I see of your work, the more in awe I become! Gale

Jacqui said...

Yet another masterpiece! she looks like she is ready to party and get on with life.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your beaded dolls are awesome. You are a very talented artist.

Camilla La Mer-Art Dolls said...

I am enjoying my introduction to your dolls. Global Warming is fabulous. I also peaked at your Fear of Fifty doll who is wonderful too! AND your dogs...