Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's a Dolly Day!!!

As I have been cleaning and arranging, I started to notice a theme! Dolls, Doll like objects, Dollies with bodies, Dollie heads, glass dollies, gift dollies and more. So I thought I would share them with you as they each mean something to me, even if it is just for inspiration.

I call this dolly my Michael DeMeng doll. I got the technique from his class. He is amazing for sure.

My inspiration was an Antique German Doll head I bought from Retro Cafe.

My Blythe Dollie, a gift from my niece. Love Her!!!

A great thrift store find....isn't she beautiful?

A beautiful gift from April.

I purchased this ART DOLL from Sandy. She has made some amazing art and makes great blog banners.

Isn't she cute. So Vintage!!

Another Antique German Doll head. I soldered this little "head" onto a vintage bottle, added wings and a little brass cap. I got the Antique German Doll head and Wings at Retro Cafe.

Are you seeing a theme in my dollies? Old is beautiful?

I actually bought this lady on Shop Goodwill. Even charities have websites to sell their wares these days.

It's always nice to look at everything from different sides :} This little girl is waiting for me to add her to art somehow.

Cupid dolly and someone took the time to crochet her a cute little dress.

In my younger days my sister and I tried our hand at ceramics. This piece I made and gave to my Grandpa. It's dated 1973, whew!

A different view of dolls you've seen before.

A dolly I made for my friend Bonnie for her birthday 2008.

A dollie I made in a class given by Georgia. That's me as a baby in the watch face.

This one I recently picked up because she has a "Marie Antionette" look to me and I want to make a "Marie" dolls.

Another great thrift store find.

Here's my box full of doll parts. I got them at the Irvine Flea Market and wish I had bought more :}

Beautiful piece of art made for me by Jane for my birthday, 2008. Lucky me!

Aren't these little celluiod cupids cute? A guy with a cigar and a hula skirt hmmmmm

That's not all my dollies but it's a good sampling :} How many dollies do you have? Do you have a favorite? Tell me Why.


KayEllen said...

wow you have a big dolly collection :)
Have a wonderful Easter!!

Hope all is well in San Diego.


Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Hi Jackie! LOVE all the doll pictures! I really love the gal with the angel wings!
I have LOTS of dolls ... mostly Charlottes (German and Japan)
My favorite is my little white gal with the pink bow (I used an image of her in my latest art/blog post). She is my favorite b/c she reminds me of my favorite resident at the nursing home where I work PT :). Her name is Marian (the doll and my fav :).

Sandy Michelle said...

Jackie, I love, love, love your dolly collection and that bottle with the charlotte head on it: awesome!
I am honored you included my martini doll in there as well;)
Thanks again for spoiling me with all those goodies and I shall cherish that floral pen forever!

Denise Elizabeth said...

Hey I know Kay she commented! Ha
Well thanks for the comment. I'm happy to take some time away. Love all your dolly stuff. Hugs Denise

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

tooo fun and a little crazy! Can't wait to come over and play!