Sunday, August 15, 2010

Headless Doll Challenge - Finale

Mary Sheehan Winn reminded me that I had not yet posted images of the other headless dolls address by fellow TAGG members in our Headless Doll Challenge.

Susan Amadio, who specializes in ceramics and is known for her riotous sense of humor, stepped up to the plate with "Where Is My Mummy?" Notice the one doll is clothed in lace. Susan is often the recipient of large quantities of lace when we have our "cast-off" meetings and bring items to swap or give away. She incorporates the lace in her ceramic creations which lends intricate texture to her art pieces.

But by far the favorite doll of the challenge was the gourd doll created by Lorraine Haggard. The head of this one is a gourd into which she has burned its delicate facial features. The collar and skirt are also fashioned from gourd pieces as well as the flip flops. And the tiny rose the doll is holding is in reality the very tip of a gourd with the stem attached. Lorraine had such a good time with this challenge that she collected all the rest of the headless dolls not used and is planning on making more gourd dolls. We cannot wait to see what she comes up with.


Susan Williamson said...

This has been a really interesting number of entries. I loved seeing the progression and transformation of your headless dolls to the beautifully headed.
One thing I can't get over with challenges like this one is how differently each particpant treats the project. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

LOVE the mummy!!!

Lorraine Z said...

Had such a fun time seeing these creations. And was so glad to meet you at last. Will definitely bring Belle to the next event!

Kristeena Crabb said...

Thanks, all of you, for your kind comments. Life has conspired to take me away from my art and my blog recently so I apologize for my delayed response to your comments. I want you to know that I appreciate all of you and I especially enjoyed getting to meet you, Lorraine. I hope I'll get to meet Belle, soon!