Sunday, September 19, 2010

Art Dolls, part 1

In the art journaling class I'm teaching, one of the lessons is based on taking an art doll and then building an art journal page around it.  I used to have a huge stash of art dolls, but I found it pretty depleted, so I made up a bunch for my class. Thought I'd share them with yo.  Ideally, they would be colored and embellished before I declared them done, but I'm afraid I don't have time to do that.  Wondering if you've made any art dolls ever? Which of these would you choose and what sort of a page would you build around it?

7 comments:

helena said...

I haven't come across art dolls before - I'm intrigued. Please tell us more.

I love the diversity of the dolls you show, the 1st I'd want to play with is the girl with wings

helena said...

in the bottom right corner [sorry premature clicking of post button]

scrappyjacky said...

I've occasionally seen them on other blogs.....especially in art journals.....but never made one.
I really like the song boy in the left hand corner....but not sure what I'd use him for.

Sian said...

I've never made one either, but these are so cool! I love the fairy with the wings too.

Lizzie said...

Love your little Degas ballerina fairy!
I haven't made art dolls since I was at school. Not sure what I'd do with them now. Hmm...

Why not take a look at Jane Dean's blog - she sometimes uses art dolls in her journals. Her stuff is so full of colour, pattern and just a touch of craziness - http://www.seabreezes.typepad.com/

laurie b said...

these are so fun - each with his/her own personality! i have never made any art dolls before. i do just love the crowns!

humel said...

New to me too! I love them all - each tells a different story :-)