Archive for July 8, 2010

Art Dolls Only Alice in Wonderland Challenge

Posted in constructions, cute, dolls, handmade with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2010 by darcyarts

I am throughly confused about where I am supposed to post my finished (sort of) Alice in Wonderland doll/sculpture for the Art Dolls Only team challenge.

I thought I had it figured out. I’d post it on my personal blog and then, tomorrow, go visit others ADO members’ blogs. Then at the last minute I thought no maybe it’s supposed to be on ADO where we have individual blogs, too. Seeing a post from someone else who almost did what I did today, post on the individual ADO Blog, then realized it goes on our non ADO blog me deciding I should post here. Here goes.

I don’t feel the critter is completely finished but I liked getting to this point. I kept it simple though really what does that mean?

The hookah smoking caterpiller from Alice in Wonderland was my choice because I felt Alice had been done. At the last moment I wanted to switch and try a Mark Bolan in Top Hat doll to stand in for the MadHatter but it was just too late.

This is a sock caterpillar with little burned out Xmas bulbs for eyes.

I used yarns and threads and marker pens to get my dull sock to have a bit of color, still I think it needs more contrast. I may return to this project in the future.

I really didn’t go all out on the hooka. Another dollmaker at ADO made a beautiful hooka for her Caterpillar.

Kandra Niagra made a smashing caterpillar and that amazingly ornate and huge hookah! Go Kandra!

I love my mushroom more than my caterpillar.

It’s my first attempt at a caterpillar so I’m cutting myself some slack.

I like the little crabby hands but they need more definition. More marker pen?

I used an old wooden spool for the hookah. Very plain and very low tech.

Here’s a photo of the caterpillar with my avatar redhead doll. They are just hanging out now.

I feel my two creations (so far) specifically for ADO challenges have been really lackluster. I’m not sure I should try to cover as many challenges. It might be better to keep on doing the Soft Boys/ Soft Girls and when one is appropriate for a challenge offer it.

Everyday is an ongoing experiment with time and creativity, eveything I do and I will learn what works best.

I feel very blessed to be able to do this work  that I love and I’m always thrilled to have invitations to try something I may not have otherwise tried to create. Interaction with others is good. I continue to learn.

I won’t get too bummed about  things that don’t come out as well as I hoped they would. I am making my rock-n-roll-doll dreams come true and that is priceless.

Cold Fried Chicken and Jello

Posted in Art, family, food, television with tags , , , on July 8, 2010 by darcyarts

Time is flying by this summer of 2010. I am happily working on art projects and experimenting with domestic adornments, recipes retro and classic.

Frank and I finished of all available episodes of The Tudors and are impatiently awaiting the release of season 4 on DVD.

Season 3 of Breaking Bad is in our Amazon Video on Demand library and we are watching two or three episodes a nite.

If you recall, I was pretty groggy while viewing most of the season. Getting up at 5 or 6 am and trying to stay up until 11 p.m.  It’s great to get a second look at the season. So brilliantly acted and written and filmed. I love everyone who participates in creating this show and that include Albuquerque itself. Looking good ABQ.

In Plain Sight, another series filmed in Albuquerque, is aided by location. I love the actors in that show, too. The writing is good. These are the pleasures of summer.

We’ve eaten dinners of cold fried chicken and jello! I was delirious the day we slapped it on the plate and forgot to take photos. Next time. Here are the leftovers.

The cherry jello was stuffed with slices of real cherries, thin bits of cantaloupe and fresh raspberries.