Thursday, July 30, 2009

Collaboration project & Scotties!

Art Doll Quarterly has a challenged called "Upcycled". Chris & I decided to pool our ideas together & came up with these two dolls to send off to ADQ hoping they will get published. They are called "King Zenith & his Wizard Philco". Both dolls started with a beanie baby torso. Chris used the whole body for Philco. Zenith has a Troll doll head with appendages made using wool felt. Zenith is encrusted with beads and vintage findings. He has a Zenith emblem from an old table top Zenith radio as his crown, and he is holding a vintage lace darner. Philco has a radio tube from one table top that Chris took apart with his staff an old bamboo stick for shish kabobs, and a light bulb from another radio. Zenith is sitting on a throne made from an old candle holder with radio schematics & tubes. Philco is sitting on a volume tuner from some other old radio. We had fun making these together & decided we are going to do more of these projects. I love it that we can talk art together & even though we have different ideas on where the project will go, we have this in common & it keeps us laughing & having fun.

On another note. We just bought Coraline yesterday & I swear, but I laughed so hard I thought I was going to wet myself. WHY? Those Scotties are way too cute. When we saw the scene where the sisters had their dead Scotties all stuffed and dressed as angels, we were howling so much the threesome decided to join in with us. Frodo "Arrooed" so loud that he had laryngitis the rest of the day. I couldn't imagine a happier home than having 3 Scotties greeting you, can you? Oh and like the floor mat says..."No whining Allowed". LOL! My motto to be sure. It was too funny as every time the Scotties in the movie barked or woofed, our three would jump up & run over to the television to sniff around. Life with Scotties is definitely an acquired taste, but we love it.


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hey Dot
Good luck with the doll entry. These guys are fantastic!!! And they certainly should fill the upcycled requirement!! Way to go to both of you. (LOve the troll head)

xx, Carol

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love these dolls and they certainly deserve to be picked. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Susan Elliott said...

Oh, Philco is my fave with that light socket head and puff of hair!!! I hope you guys are accepted!!

And I'm glad you mentioned Coraline. I've been meaning to watch it and haven't gotten around to it yet...

AJ said...

You and Chris are doing such great work together! I love these two :)

I thought of you all through Coraline, with all those Scotties running around.