Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Last year at Art and Soul, I had the pleasure of taking the "Who's Your Dada" class with Linda and Opie O'Brien. There is a photo of my doll on their blog. (Mine is the second one, on the right.)
I showed my completed project to my friend Marty, she asked me to do something with Tiny Tears, a favorite doll from her childhood.
I made her body out of some old building blocks that I think were a pre-cursor to today's tinker toys. Then I added lots of little bits, including a little bird nesting in her tummy. Her right arm is a typewriter case handle that has the word TINY spelled on it in scrabble tiles. Her left arm is holding a crystal teardrop. And of course, every girl has to have some vintage jewelry!
Marty was pleased with the final product. I was a little sad to see Tiny Tears return home! Here are some more photos of her: