Monday, May 30, 2011

Caged doll show at Indigo in Santa Barbara

 Here is my doll for the Caged Doll show at Indigo. I had fun creating her costume from my collection of vintage lace pieces. I raided my jewelry stash and made her some necklaces with pearls and beads and charms. The metal piece on her head was a recycled piece that has been in my garden for a few years. I broke off a piece, drilled a small hole in the top of her head (ouch!) and E6000 and some Liquid Nails made it permanent.
 She is quite tall. Here she stands on my messy table before taking her off to the gallery.
Another piece for Indigo is this bird piece made using a vintage lampshade. I used vintage kimono fabric for the bird and to cover the metal spokes. I did more work on this one after I took this photo-it got much more colorful. I will try and get another photo at the opening this Thursday plus all the other cool dolls in the show. It was really fun to see how everyone interpreted the theme and the materials they used.


Yael said...

WOW, that doll is gorgeous Mary!
I wish you joy at the show!

art spirit said...

Thanks so much, Yael!

Marie said...

Great idea using the vintage lampshade for the bird. Kimono fabric is soooo lovely.
Love the sculpture piece on the doll's head. Look forward to seeing the pictures of the other dolls.

Syd said...

All three are great!!

dulcy said...

Oh Mary.... love your doll! My mom was a doll maker, and I'm so drawn to dolls. The head piece is wonderful!

Morna said...

These are wonderful!

sukey said...

they looked great at the show!