Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Under the Weather..

Been under the weather lately, so have not been working or doing much of anything else.. but finally went to the Chiropractor today.. so hope to be working again soon!

Two bisque babies under glass...dressed them up in pretty crepe paper..

Here's a peek at a couple of 'Doll projects' left on hold till I start feeling better.. a very grubby chalk Kewpie... I left the face dirty to show you how easy a bit of scrubbing can do... this Kewpie is a flesh colored chalk and had read somewhere that sometimes kids would break these carnival dolls up and use the chalk to draw with and it does work ... I used the arm on a chalkboard.

This is a sweet German papier mache doll head and had a rat ball of a wig, or I thought it was a wig?! I washed and soaked the wig which actually turned the water black with tiny bugs floating about and other nasties..but after several rinses lots of gentle combing and turned out to be a pretty blond human hair wig!
With pretty blue glass eyes and long hair combed and cut her some new bangs,her head all painted and antiqued she is ready for a body and to be dressed. Finished she will stand about 30''tall, almost the size of a real child and I do have some antique clothing to fit her.She also has nicely detailed plaster arms and legs. Her straw body is long gone..
Those emtpy wine bottles sure come in handy!

Cleaned and patched with paper clay,just had to sand smooth ,prime and paint!
Also worked on the cute Flapper chalkware dolly..

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Ontonagon, Michigan, United States
Self-taught Artist and Collector of Stuff..grew up a city girl now a Happy Country Grandma! Been married 38 years to a loving Husband,we have the best Daughter & 2 sweet grandchildren..We have 2 fat Cats to keep me company, Rufus B. Wolf & Baby Girl! I have a weakness for vintage Rabbits, old holiday decorations, vintage photos and childrens books, old dolls and stuffed critters, primulas and hostas, old roses, transferware,teapots,old tins, barkcloth and toile,watching movies, staying up late, cozy flannel sheets,perfume.. Coffee or Tea with lots of Real Cream..All types of naughty carbs like pies, cakes and fancy pastries, savory breads.. and now digital scrapping and silver jewelry!