Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Delta Dawn has Traveled to the Bayou


The dolls have begun to travel. I recieved Cindy Sowers doll one day last week. Can I just say meeting Cindy through this project has been a hoot. She is a seriously on the ball kinda gal and is definetly going to be keeping me on my toes during this project. Thanks Cindy, from a self proclaimed rather sluggish procrastinator:)




Cindy is a cloth dollmaker while I work in clay. When I recieved Cindy's doll I was thrilled at the sweet dainty, girly dolly I had just recieved. All sewn up perfectly even sporting nylon stockings....but headless!! Well, I just could not have this gal running around without a head for one more day, so my job became giving Dawn a head.


So I made my first attempt at attaching a clay head to a cloth body. I first sculpted the head using paperclay. Then I added clay to Dawn's muslin neck, once it was all dry I glued the head to the neck and added more clay to shape the neck. I then added apoxy sculpt for strength...and gosh dang if Dawn now has a head that I believe will never come off. I gave her some paint, hair and a scarf, the poor girl was freezing her tata's off walking around in her knickers.


This is my favorite part of this project. This is a technique I never would have attempted were I not forced to. So I learned something new:)



Dawn got herself a little vintage Ginny suitcase while in New Orleans. I need to work on her journal a bit and the girl will be off to her next destination, Tasmania Australia.



You can see the progress of all the dolls for this project over at the Traveling Doll Blog.




9 comments:

Baroness Bijoutery said...

I love this Doll...So interesting and I think the Head is great..Love her expression...Beautiful work ...

FairiesNest said...

She's looking mar-ve-lous!

Yve said...

Your 2 styles go together really well, it looks like the work of one artist :o)

LoopyBoopy said...

Your so right Yve, I hadn't even thought of that. I had a great time putting that head on Cindy's body.

oldblackcatboo said...

Lucky Dawn! Boy, did she travel to the right place for a head!
I love following all the dolls!
So Cool, SO FUN to watch their transformations!

CindySowers said...

Can I say I am THRILLED?! I can't believe what a beautiful head you put on this doll. You really caught the spirit of the story I sent her with and apparently Delta Dawn is *still* beautiful despite her tragic story! Love her! It would have been so boring for me to have received a doll back with my own style head on my own style body. This is SO much better, I can't even believe it! Thanks, Loopy! You rock!

LoopyBoopy said...

So glad you like her Cindy. I have a hard time with ugly..so I thought I would make her still young and pretty, you know just after the man of low degree didn't show up:)

Dreamspirations Gallery said...

Love it!!! How Pretty she is! Can't wait to see her finished :)

I wanted to let you know you have a Blog award...feel free to come pick it up whenever you get the chance :)

Mrs Moen said...

Hi! I'm so happy you deceided to do the OWOH, or I would probably never found you. I absolutley love your art dolls, and have now one more amazing blog added to my blog roll.