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Now I Wanna Be Your Dog

Posted in Art, constructions, dolls, etsy, handmade, projects, rock n roll with tags , , , on July 4, 2010 by darcyarts

Iggy Pop impressed me before I ever heard his music. I saw his picture in Creem Magazine and before that in my fave teen music mag, Teenset. It became Aum as the 60s got more and more psychedelic.

He looked great and you would have caught a whiff of his wild boy reputation even if Raw Power had never thrumbed your eardrums.

When I was finally exposed to the Stooges it was a permanent affliction. I love everything about James Osterberg.

I got the head for my Iggy doll sketched and have started embroidering the facial features.

I printed little postcards of the images I wanted to use for inspiration.

Saturday, Frank and I stopped by Barnes and Noble while waiting for Best Buy to open. I found a new Mojo magazine and the large Encyclopedia of Punk (for half price).

It is filled with tons of pictures. I can use it to do future dolls, including the NY Dolls. They will go on Soft Boys list. Arthur “Killer” Kane first.

It has very good close up pix of X and the Cramps, too. On the list! They could have done better by Jeffrey Lee Pierce. I love Gun Club.

My idea to make the Soft Boys in the image of all the musicians who have inspired my over the years came soon after discovering the TV show Crafters Coast to Coast.

That was about 2004 or 2005, so the desire has been stewing since then.  Things must simmer for a while till the skills catch up.

That TV show got me into all kinds of trouble but it definitely put a bee in my creative bonnet. It unleashed my belief that I could get my hand in the game.

Here I am making Soft Boys and actually selling them, making donuts and dolls.

To paraphrase Iggy: Anytime I want I got a right to sew, anytime I want, anytime at all.

I am earning my freedom to create and I love it.

Sometimes it seems, despite our good intentions, real jobs in the real corporate world bog down into petty, confused power struggles and, for me, though it may not be plainly obvious, there’s only so much shit I will take.

If you want to clarify your desires, get your head on straight about power listen to Iggy Pop, the Stooges, Raw Power — I Got a Right.

Play it loud.

The Soft Girls

Posted in constructions, projects with tags , , , , on January 22, 2010 by darcyarts

If you know and love Robyn Hitchcock then you are familiar with the name The Soft Boys.

I will call my rag dolls The Soft Girls.

I am rolling out one or two of my OOAK Art rag dolls today! That is January 22, 2010♥

See them at DarcyArts.

I’ve taken to categorizing them with food names by color schemes.

This blonde Soft Girl I’ve designated as a Sherbert.

Actually this doll is sort of an androgyne, middling on the boy/girl continuum.

I will be creating redheaded twins that are gender blenders.

The twins are The Darcys that were born in my imagination.

I will make them 3-D.

I had first envisioned, years ago now, rock dolls to be called the Soft Boys.

My earliest attempts to capture something in art, something that moved me, lead me to portraits. I’ve wanted to make simple cloth dolls way back in the early part of this century. It’s been a long time coming. I will get to the boys soon.

Joey Ramone will be a Soft Boy because a very cool person requested this months ago and because I love dear, departed Joey.♥

Wish me luck.