Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Doll face

These guys have been sitting around the studio for several months now. A friend was helping her 89 year old mother reduce some of her craft stash. I remember saying "yes" to the question of "do you want them?" So, today with Patti Medaris Culea's book as a guide I decided it was time to do something with them.

The dolls stands 14" tall and the face is only a little over an inch wide. I used only colored pencils - sharp ones! not a lot of room for error.
The armature doesn't have much of a neck, I think a little creative dressing will have to happen. My daughter saw the face on the naked form and thought it was a little creepy looking.
It's all relative... YouTube Doll Face.

Living consciously...

The emphasis today was on breakthroughs - recognizing a negative pattern of behavior and making a conscious effort to change while still honoring your feelings. This has been my life recently. Seriously. My spouse and I have been trying to break old patterns of communication and re-learn how to talk and listen to each other. Luckily the dog acts as a barometer and warns us when things start to get to tense. Admittedly, she also over-reacts as she did last night while we were watching the All-Star game. As we voiced our feelings regarding a bad call or a good play, she'd get up off her pillow and sit in front of the TV staring at the person who was animated. She seems particularly sensitive to my moods - sometimes before I'm even aware of them. So, as we try to manage conflict and break the bad habits in the relationship, I figure that if the dog sleeps while my husband and I talk we are doing just fine.

5 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

Looks like fun!

Quilt Pixie said...

the face turned out really well -- I'm not sure I'd call it creepy on the naked armature, but with the corners pinned back at the top of the head the pic made me think of horns...

Kay said...

Not creepy at all; looks good.

I had to laugh at your description of the dog. Our cat used to do that sometimes.

jenclair said...

I like the faces and look forward to the next steps!

Let sleeping dogs lie?

Kim said...

Deb - Fun and surprisingly relaxing!
Donna - I am pleased with the face - Culea's instruction are really good. Horns? hmmm, a little devil doll may be fun to do.
Kay and Jen - The dog has become our third child in a way - we try to have discussions that don't "wake" the dog. This could be a whole new service industry for animals - domestic mediation.