I made a doll about a year ago. I was a participant in a group show where 21 artists were given a 16 inch wooden doll form that we could make a doll out of. There were no criteria other than the end result had to be a figure of some sort. We could take it apart, burn it, nail it, wrap it-whatever we were moved to do. I found that I really liked the process. I liked the small and some not so small challenges it presented. I also learned that having deadlines is a good thing! The doll I made is actually my profile picture on this blog.
In light of the fact that I really liked it, I decided to make another doll. That was about 6 months ago. The pics below show how far I've gotten. And that would be not very far. So I thought if I took some pictures and posted them it might motivate me to continue to work on it. Below are my pictures. Again, my cheap-o camera doesn't really get the detail, but the general form is there. This is a bird-child. Or maybe a child that is also a bird. My childhood was pretty challenging for me and I had difficulty in figuring out just who I was and what my place in the world was. This doll-figure is meant to express the confusion of that experience.
As I make progress on it I will update the photos here. This is, I believe, Day 6 or 7. I can't seem to keep track of where I am on this 30-day project. (That may be the side effect of age-boo!) But I am taking pictures and following through with my commitment!
As you can see there is still alot to do-so keep checking!
Find something to be grateful for in your day!