Monday, July 09, 2007

Self Portrait Doll

Thanks once again to Monica Magness for providing such a great doll blank, and a fun challenge. Just a hint for the rest of you -- I get a daily email of my favorite eBay sellers items, and can watch closely when Monica uploads a new "lot" of doll bodies, or new shapes, or the latest challenge doll.

Here's what I wrote to Monica when I completed my doll:

Part of my (constant) work on myself is daily affirmations. Though I have a list that I go through, I decided to focus on two of them for my self-portrait. The most important is "I will satisfy my inner gypsy." Though that is my main theme with the doll (notice the colorful skirt, with multi-layers and great twirl-ability) a secondary theme is one of my other affirmations, "I am radiant." That's how I put to use the crown supplied and was able to use gold and copper and beads.
Arms are wrapped with beads, and the legs are clear acrylic straws with beads at top and bottom (like joints) with fine shoecharms at the end. (The legs can be hard to see -- they are poking out beyond the fibers). In one photo, you will notice that under the skirt, at the belly area is a face...gut instinct. (Yes, that's my face at the top, adhered to a button, and surrounded with gilt and a copper-colored crown.)
(See the cute shoe charms at the end of the legs?)

9 comments:

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wow! Your inner gypsy is beautiful!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Thank you for creating and sharing your self portrait art doll... your spirit shines through greatly and I personally feel that the world is a much more beautiful place with you in it. :)

Kai said...

BEAUTIFUL, SPIRITED, VERY, VERY YOU! I 100% agree with the comments already posted! That skirt is fun and colorful, and I DO love the charms! Tell you a secret, though - I could SEE that inner gypsy in ALL your photos! And she shines through the words you write! Great self-portrait doll! Beautiful representation of a beautiful person!

Linda Fleming said...

Wonderful creation,Sue! All the colors and textures reminds me of all the variety of flowers you have in pots on your deck.

ambermoggie said...

beautiful Sue I love her:)

JudiA said...

*I* want those shoes, LOL! A glorious spirit blazes through that doll Sue. Such energy, and so beautiful.

JudiA

Jacque Uetz said...

What a fun doll, love it!! and you said you couldn't do faces LOL!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Your self portrait doll is beautiful. I love all the colours of fibre. So vibrant.

Manastash said...

My inner gypsy loves your inner gypsy. And your inner gypsy's skirt, too.