Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'm nosy














If I visit a blog that intrigues me.... or there might be dolls, bears, or certain types of artsy stuff hiding somewhere...or if I just have a "feeling" that I might like to know more than is first portrayed... then I look around for links.

Some of you are probably like me.... but, lots aren't or don't have enough time to surf around.. .... so, maybe those who aren't have never seen La Clownesse on my Picturetrail site.























The reason I thought of her was Carolyn's mention of it being the 120th anniversary of the Moulin Rouge which immediately brought to mind Toulouse Lautrec ...who seemed to be a fixture around the theatre. My doll was meant to depict his paintings of one of the dancers ... a project for a local doll making club.























































my early trials with Apoxy Sculpt for shoe making... I love that stuff....

I sculpted a face of polymer clay... early days with that stuff as well..it took fooooreevver to get it like this .. I didn't have a clue what I was doing... but, somehow it turned out sort of okay...














I glued on a skin of light stretchy t-shirt material... probably wouldn't try using that again. It is not easy to draw on. The very fine tips of the Pigma pens catches on each fibre... nowadays I like to use the firm spandex type fabrics... so much easier to work on.















an artist from the U.S. sent me this funny little ACEO of my doll.....

16 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Vee,

I was just going to say.... I like doing that too and then I saw my name, thank you for mentioning me.
It was neat to see your doll, great job and thanks for showing us.

Hugs
Carolyn

Sue said...

Ah, I love creeping on the blogs I am following and
clicking on their links - I have found some wonderful
blogs that way!

Your doll is fantastic! Her pose, costume, everything about her! Love her!

Linda Fleming said...

Wow! I've haven't seen this doll of your's before- she's freaking fantastic! Fantastic work, Vee. That costume is marvelous and her face is great.

Wipso said...

Just beautiful Vee. A x

Jennifer Rose said...

very fancy looking doll :D

MaryO said...

She's absolutely wonderful Vee! You did a fantastic job on that face...and the costuming is just as marvelous.

Dolores said...

Clicking links can be dangerous. I now have so many blogs that I follow it takes me ages to get through all of them.
Your doll is so wonderful. I love the pose and the outfit.

Michelle Eaton said...

A beautiful doll :)

Maria said...

I remember seeing that doll, up close ... she is lovely.
Happy Thanksgiving Vee.
Hugs ... Maria

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Vee,

What a beautiful doll! Her costume is gorgeous.

JudiA said...

That is one of the livliest, most engaging dolls I have EVER seen. I use layers of gesso on my cloth-overs and sand the bejeebers out of it so that there is still some texture, but nothing to catch on my pens and brushes. Really, that is the coolest doll!

Kerry said...

She is fantastic, love her costuming and you did a great job on the face, seems she jumped straight out of the painting

Carla said...

Your doll is very pretty!

HElen said...

The doll is A-mazing! Wonderful! Love the pose, the costume, everything about her!

Elenka said...

Stunning.

Serena said...

I think I remember seeing this one on your picturetrail site...she's beautiful!