Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bead Journal Project-November


For November, I wasn't sure what I was going to work on. Then I was cleaning out my clothes closet looking for some Christmas presents I'd bought last year, when I came across a doll that I had bought from Cyndy Sieving to help her pay for the 2007 Artistic Figures in Cloth conference. I really didn't like this doll when I bought it, but the face was cute. The original doll was in blue clothing, and had black wool roving hair. She was sitting on fabric green leaves. I don't know it you've noticed or not, but I really am NOT a blue person. My favorite colors are earthy tones with lots of oranges, yellows, and browns. So, I took this doll out, and sat her on the cabinet letting the Sun shine on her face. I realized that I loved the face Cyndy painted on her, and decided to recycle this doll by taking everything off & just leaving the doll form. Then I posed the doll with her head resting on the palm of her hand to give her a wishful look. Now done to the FUN! I had the best time beading this doll. I used beads from my stash that were dusty, and used some new beads from the trip to NYC. She was so Harvest looking that I decided to call her just that. But I needed to put her on a stand. So I brought some microscope boxes home from work which were sturdy enough for the base, but flexible enough for me to drill holes through so I could mount Harvest on it. Then I used some Fall Accents from Michaels' to decorate the base. I must admit that I really like this doll a lot. I wish I could claim to have made the doll itself, but to reclaim it to a Treasured piece sitting out in the Front room with all my other special dolls, was one of the objects of this project. When I showed Cyndy what I had done, she was happy with the transformation.

7 comments:

Carol said...

I love her face, and her ears and her pose and just everything about her. Nice idea to recycle your UFO's. I am all about "green".

GraceBeading said...

Dot - she is beautiful. I adore that face and her ears. The colors are wonderful. Absolutely beautiful, this one may be my favorite of the four you posted.

Joan Cromley said...

She looks perfectly Pixie! How big is she? She is spot-on for November.

Muriel said...

Waouh!!!! I have no word , j'adore!!!

shebaduhkitty said...

this is my favorite of the 4 journal dolls. I love that you are reclaiming/recycling for this challenge. I have made a few dolls in this style and love the look. the ears are great. so glad you could turn something that you didn't like into something that you love. I hope the girl that made the original won't be upset. I am not an earthtone person, I prefer blues! but this is perfect for fall.

PLEASE keep sharing :)

Robin said...

Yes, her face is a beautiful feature... I LOVE what you've done with her hair... and everything else about her! What a pleasure it must be for you to see her every day!

Robin A.

AJ said...

Oh my! I'm completely in love with her!

(yes, it's a shocker, I love a doll who is an elf in GREEN! What IS the world coming to?)

I must ask myself why I don't check your blog more often. You're a super-talented lady, Dot!