Friday, July 17, 2009

Art Dolls Only Elements Challenge - Earth Gypsy Dancer

I actually started to make this doll a few years ago and never finished. She only had a body when I discovered her in my unfinished dolls box, so I added her face, hands and feet and then her embellishments brought her to life. She has a bit of a Water element in her but her name is Earth Gypsy Dancer. It feels good to create dolls again. I believe I AM getting the creative spark again. I have been so busy with my yard and other house things that I haven't had time to devote to my creative art. My creativity has been with my garden which I dearly love as well. When the weather is nice up here in the PNW I just have to go outside!

I am busy now with my fireplace surround. I am creating a freeform mosaic design. I have lots of glass to cut and lots of gluing to do. I guess I'll be back to doll making after that though! Now, for some jewelry...maybe that too!

29 comments:

jasmoon-butterfly said...

I am glad you found that creative spark to start her again...and just look at her now :) wonderful x

Mealy Monster Land said...

I totally understand your story as that was me a few years back.
lost my art and was caught up in just life.
glad to see you have found it again, she is fantastic!

Kaerie Faerie said...

Love your artwork
Ado Member
KaerieFaerie

Denise said...

wow. this is great! I love the costuming.

Cody Goodin said...

Really beautiful work.

essie said...

wow!!!
Great interpretation of earth.
Love it.

DellaRae said...

I love all the beautiful colors in your work....like the colors of the earth...varied and bright.

Connie said...

Your doll is very beautiful. I love all the embellishment! And I had fun playing with your kitty too. I'm gona have to get me one of those.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Very aboriginal. Love the tribal look of it. Glad you are getting your "mojo" back!

Romona said...

I love your Earth Gypsy Dancer. She reminds me of a very wise old woman that people come to for advice...Romona

Susan Shaw said...

She is wonderful. Her hair is great!

Abi said...

Fantastic piece. I love the costuming.

creativedawn said...

She is beautiful....welcome back!
hugz
Pam

Lorraine said...

Wonderful doll!:o)

littlebitwired said...

Welcome back to doll making! I love your work, hope you continue to explore!

Knot By Gran'ma said...

That creative spark really produced a super doll. Great work!

Dessa Rae said...

Beautiful Art Doll!!!

Deanna Hogan said...

I love all the textures and the colors you used. I just wish the photo was larger, so I could get a really good look ;-)

Deb said...

Your creative spark was only resting for a bit. A beautiful creation indeed.

Sarah said...

Lovely work! Glad you feel creative again-not that doing housey things isn't creative!

Flight Fancy said...

She's stunning!

Vee said...

Your doll is so green and earthy, just like a trip thru an enchanted forest. Wonderful job!

Kaci Marie said...

Such rich colors and textures, I've always enjoyed beaded art but have not found the patience to finish anything beaded myself...speaking of unfinished projects :) Your garden sounds nice, I know what you mean about dividing time creatively, it's tough to do!

Алена Елисеева said...

Your doll is very beautiful.
Amazing work and creativity.

christina said...

great doll and i think she really captures the earth element perfectly. i love the colours you used.

Catherine said...

I love the doll but wish the photo was a bit larger. I love your colors and textures. Something in this doll touched me. Nice to meet you Barbara. Hugs

Linda said...

Creative beautiful artdoll, very appealing. Lindax

ODD imagination said...

She is quite wonderful! It seems she has your love of gardening contained within her since she represents Earth. :o)

Las Noches said...

Your doll is beatiful, very nice embellishment!