Monday, May 23, 2011

My Origins with Mixed Media Art Dolls

As a child, I have always been drawn towards Native American Indian Art. It started with acrylic painting on canvas and burlap adhered to a board. I was also very much into doing portraits. The passion has always been there. 
While visiting a state fair back in my late twenties, I came across an Indian display and was inspired to create my first art doll and from there it has just evolved.  

I meet this incredible beader at an re-enactment village several years back and took a beading class from her. I don't bead anymore. It's been a long time since I created this piece. This kind of beading is priceless and have kept this doll to pass on to my daughters.

8 comments:

paula said...

thats cool to hear how 'it all got started' :) you have come a long way baby!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The bead work is gorgeous and it is wonderful that you are going to pass it on to your daughters.

melissa said...

Its beautiful, Carla. I'll have to post my Storyteller that I made for my mother 20 years (or so) ago for you to see!

stregata said...

Such a beautiful doll and the bead work is exceptionally so! You are right to hold on to this one...

lynda Howells said...

Such a lovely story and doll to pass down to your daughters.xx

cat said...

Paula - A long way!!!!! Thanks!

Craftymoose - Thank you! The only problem is that I have two daughters and one doll.

melissa - Would love to see your Storyteller!

Renate - Thank you!

lynda - Thanks!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful doll. Love hearing how you were first inspired, too!

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!

I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Best,
Mary C. Nasser
http://www.marycnasser.com/blog.html

Frank Zweegers said...

Looks different.