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Monday, 25 February 2008

"For my children"



So February is nearly over and I am settling down into the year. School is back and I have been working on a new doll. She is called "for my children" and is made of fabric and paperclay. You may recall her face - she started life with a lamp shade base but, you know , sometimes you just can't get the stride going. Anyway, she morphed into a light base that one of the kids had owned - still wanting the light to shine through, so to speak! Around her base are the words which refer to collecting and putting things in order so that my children will understand.....a mothers role but with the value of recycling integral to the meaning. I have used many found objects that the kids are familiar with to re-enforce that visual knowledge. She has a Silver eye bird on her arm - a local dweller - and computer part hat and I have created the fabric for her clothing with the embellisher machine and free machine embroidery. As too, the fabric in her hand.
Paperclay legs are a new step for me and overall I feel that I have achieved my intention.

8 comments:

JudiA said...

Linda, I'm so glad you posted at DS -- I enjoyed perusing your blog. Your doll is delightful, but I really really like your collages.

Cheryl said...

Linda, first thank you so much for checking out my Harpy. You are right, there is a different feeling of accomplishment when you have stretched yourself.
Your doll is exquisite. Her face, as usual, is beautiful. I don't know what part of a computer her hat is but it makes a great hat. Your created fabric works wonderful on her and I would not believe those are your first paperclay legs and feet. Everytime you look at her, you see more. Delightful.

Shashi Nayagam said...

That is a beautiful doll. Love her but as Judi says I love your collages very much.

Colleen said...

Your are doll is beautiful! I love the use of recycled materials-it really gives the doll such meaning as well as character. Isn't it funny how dolls turn out differently than we first imagined?
The paperclay legs turned out so well. but the face is definately my favourite, it reminds me of a Modigliani (whose paintings I adore!). Gorgeous!

Needle Pulling Thread Designs said...

oh Linsa, as usualy your work is inspiring and beautiful! Love everything about the pieceand the fabrics you created a kewl!! Great job!

Carolyn said...

Linda you have a very unique style ... this piece is exceptional ... I just adore the way she evolved from your theme wanting to share with your children ... Priceless!!!
Hugz, Carolyn

Natalie said...

OH Linda---
I have to tell you, this is one of my MOST Favorite dolls I've EVER SEEN!!!
LOVE HER!!!
Great to read how she was created.
Your collage pieces are Gorgeous too.
I'm adding your blog to mine. Wouldn't want anyone to miss out on your "eye-candy"...

Hugs,

~Nat

Kat Lees said...

Linda the face on this doll is so sweet and demure. I love the softness you have achieve with clay and color. Your works of art are gorgeous. The eyes say it all.
Hugs, Kat Lees