Friday, July 9, 2010

LaTe LAtE FoR A vErY ImPorTaN T dAtE

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The ADO blog wonderland event started yesterday and

I AM LATE

LATE

FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE

I may be late but I am inspired!

I am working on a piece inspired by the white rabbit. However he/she is not turning out to be very white, but perhaps there will be white furry pants in her future?

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I am not a traditional Doll artist, as a matter of fact me and the word “traditional” doesn't work in most parts of my life. Instead of building my dolls from scratch I alter/ upcycle dolls found at yard sales and thrift stores. Here is a peak at how "Rabbit" started out life…

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A bit of a difference… huh?

I usually use lots of textured paint effects with my dolls utilizing my favorite tool the blow torch. This time I wanted to play with some plaster, so after resculpting the face with apoxie sculpt and creating some armature for the ears, I covered the doll in thin coating of plaster.

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I was purposefully messing and drippy with the plaster wanting as much texture as possible. After the plaster had dried taking advantage of that glowing ball of fire in the sky to help, I gessoed the piece haphazardly. Then my favorite part started, I stained with walnut ink and golden paints. the gesso and the plaster absorbing the paint and ink differently, and then I sanded and painted and painted some more… and I am sure it will change further before I am done…

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So here is my work in progress “Rabbit”. A day late and a dollar short, but full of excitement and creative discovery.

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Make sure you go and see all the other amazing wonderland inspired dolls being created…

And THANK YOU ADO for hosting this event!

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21 comments:

Ayala Art said...

wow! If you had not posted the original shape , I would have never guessed they were the same!
I love the look on her, cool!

jasperandblue said...

Very cool rabbit. Thanks for letting us in on your methods. Fascinating.

Yovanka Black said...

Very intriguing wip!!! The bits of fur would look fantastic on this one ;) LOVE your process and style!


Can't wait to see it finished!!!!


Yovanka

Tracey said...

kinda creepy love it

Jodi Cain said...

He's awesome! I like how you made him look like an antique doll.

Marina said...

Very artistic! I enjoyed seeing your work in process. Really cool, thanks for sharing!

Sophia - La La said...

Brilliant - LOVE the process!!!

Sophia - La La said...

Brilliant - LOVE the process!!

Christine said...

Clarissa~absolutely beautiful piece of art~ Looks as if it has been around locked away in an attic with a long and sorted past :)
I've been wanting to experiment with making an altered, aged or rusty doll completely different from the dolls I make~I find your piece inspiring !

cat said...

Love the sculptural look to her! She looks awesome!

Debbie said...

I love your rabbit! I love how you made her, I have to try this technique on making dolls, do you mind if I do?

Debbie said...

I love your rabbit! I love how you made her, I have to try this technique on making dolls, do you mind if I do?

Papillon Bleu said...

I am so intrigued by what you do...this is so unusual . It is fascinating and deranging at the same time. Very creative and provocative. Love it!
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OnceUponAMoon said...

That rabbit ROCKS! I love altered pieces and yours is just great. The texture alone makes it so interesting. Thanks for showing us your piece in process. It adds so much to the viewing.

Anthropomorphica said...

I love the way you've reposed a standard doll into something so unique and artistic! Great work!!

Children of Eve said...

What you have done here is really really incredible. You have taken something ordinary and made something truly outstanding and unique. Well done.

Mealy Monster Land said...

great work!!

Yarrow said...

So wonderfully original, I love your style :)

HelenFern said...

I really like the creativity in your rabbit. I find your altered dolls to be some of the best work I've seen. I love untraditional!

SilkandBone said...

Nicely done! I really love how you recycle old pieces to make new.. beautiful!

LoopyBoopy said...

Wow, truly unique! I love your vision.

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