Monday, October 24, 2011

Rona and The Mourning Madonna


Okay, so I haven't been keeping to my word about blogging more frequently, but I have been working on stuff. I had taken a doll making class several years ago and only made one doll in class and that was it. I finally stopped procrastinating and made another doll last week. I was happy with her outcome! I tweaked the original design to fit my needs! I hate stuffing, so instead of stuffing her from head to toe,  I stuffed her from head to below the waist line. You can look up her dress and see that she has no legs.

The head is done with clay and the arms are very long and light aluminum nails used on gutters.

The dress is composed of scrap fabrics, lace, silk and paper. I played around with free motion stitching.

Madonna in Mourning

This is a pencil drawing I finished several months ago. This is an example of the type of art work I use to do many, many years ago until I burned out and moved on.
 Lately, it has been nice to revisit and see if I still had the knack for doing it. I think the spark has been rekindled a little bit by the inspring work of artist on Flickr that I come across. I can see a lot of potential for expanding and stretching beyond the comfort zone with this.

I am still working with the pine needles and hopefully will have some art dolls posted soon.   


jenclair said...

She's great! I like the scrap fabrics and free motion stitching for skirt.

paula said...

i likee too

stregata said...

Love the face of this doll!! And the skirt is fab.

Anonymous said...

Had to laugh at the leglessness! Yes, stuffing is hateful.

Love this doll.

Carla Trujillo said...

Thanks jenclair!

Paula, thanks for the post on your blog!!
Thank you Renate!

Molly- Yes, hate stuffing!!!!!

robin dudley-howes said...

love your work!

Blueberry Blonde said...

super beautiful! glad I found your blog!