Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dollies in Their Underwear and a Funny Comment

My 17 year old daughter made it back from Nicaragua. She was home for one day and then left for camp (she is a counselor). She and my camera (again) will be back this weekend!! Her trip was, as I had hoped, life-changing. Every time she talks about leaving her new friends there, she cries.

I have been working steadily to complete the latest Dollandia Girls.  I had to use Bailey's camera (not good...not her camera...but me using her camera!!)  I will post better pics this weekend when I finally get my camera back!  But here is a little sneak preview anyway!


I have been working so hard to complete these girls.  All the arms and legs are ready and the bodies are ready.  I just need to make skirts, put them together and get wigs done.

Here's the funny comment:  (Keep in mind that a small amount of insanity runs in our family!)  My 15 year old daughter, Bailey, came into the studio today.  She was intently looking at the dolls and she said, "People need to be careful.  Their necks are long and I'll bet they could be broken easily."  I said, "No, there's a wooden armature in there.  They aren't really fragile."  Her answer?  "Yeah....but I feel like I would love to pick one up and just crack her head off!"  I couldn't help but laugh.  There's not much that could stand up to THAT!!  Truly.. .they aren't fragile.....but if you get one....please don't crack her head off!  Ha ha!!!

17 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

LOL what a funny comment! I look forward to seeing them all put together.

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

doreen said...

these faces are magical! love the expressions! can't wait them all finished! (O:

Diane said...

Yes, I agree--you put magic into your art!

Sharon said...

Sunny, first thanks for you oh so nice words on my painting. I have to tell you that when I look at your dollies, it takes all I've got to NOT get back into doll sculpture. I have a long ago history in doll sculpture and mold making for porcelain dolls. But the old style Victorian dolls just don't appeal to me anymore. It is huge and time consuming work, I know. And that is what stops me but I am so drawn to your style of art dollie that I just want to do it!!
Your daughter is a hoot! Hope she can resist. Can't wait to see them finished.

Kathie Vezzani said...

Are you going to make another pin cushion head?

Andria said...

I can't wait to see your dollies when they're dressed. And you may want to hide them from your daughter...and maybe anyone else with a really long neck. :)

Andria said...

Oh, I forgot something I wanted to tell you: I took the bag I bought from you at Artfest 2010 to a writing conference last week and got so many compliments on it! They all wanted to know where they could get one.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

lol. Your funny. I can't twait to see your dolls completed.
Kyles =D

Tammie said...

oh my gosh, you have me laughing out loud, or your daughter has me lol. An urge... they are wonderful, absolutely full of spirit and wonder.

michelle allen said...

haha! your daughter sounds like a crack up! LOVE your dolls!!! you are so stinkin' talented!

Dale said...

Not that I would do it if I had one, but I can sort of see what your daughter meant. You should be concerned though if you have any friends with long necks.

jasperandblue said...

hmm it does look tempting , but there"ll be no neck cracking I'm sure. Look how they nestle into each others necks......

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Yikes - that is probably what I would think but not say! lol. I just love their faces! Amazing!

And thank you so much for your comment on my blog! xo

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Hey sunshine, I see you are a winner. Follow this link to Nora's:
http://allnorahsart.blogspot.com/2011/06/random-winners.html

Kyles =D

K8 said...

Haha! That’s hilarious! I have a feeling that the people that get their hands on your dolls won’t be snapping their heads off..but you never know!

Heather said...

Sunny you are too funny!!! And cute might I add! I can not wait to see your dolls finished!! You are soooo sooo talented my dear!!!

Jane Davenport | Artomologist said...

Dollandia is going to be a very cooooool place indeed...
But maybe Bailey will not be invited over there so much...shell make all the long necked girls nervous! Heehee!
X
jane