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"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe


Monday, December 19, 2011

Boneyard Challenge

Feeding my creativity

This is my boneyard challenge doll which I made out of my boneyard body parts.Only her arms are from Barbara Willis pattern but the rest of the parts are from my own patterns.  I gave the title  "feeding my creativity" to this piece since I had to work a bit out of my box, a bit rustic, a bit exotic and a bit artsy. Everything on this doll is from left over and discarded pieces of fabric. Like many of my dollmaking friends I tend to collect things that I think I might need for my dolls. I got the jute fabric I used on her from a building site in India. They use jute fabrics to protect floorings when painting or doing other work in the house. I just asked for a tiny piece and I was given this whole big piece of jute which I had no clue how or what I would use it as. I almost threw it away when I was having a clearout.But luckily it fell out from a cupboard when I was searching for something else so I got this idea of using it on this doll. I painted the jute with glitter but unfortunately it does not show in the picture as it is very suttle and the effect is lovely. The little bird that I had made earlier came in handy for the theme. I named her Rushme as I really had to rush to make her and get her photographed and sent before I went away on my holiday. I was working on her till the last minute, thank goodness I was a bit ahead with my packing so I stayed up late and was able to get everything done just in time.



14 comments:

  1. Well, for heaven's sakes Shashi....she is pretty darn amazing. And love your sense of fun and humour....

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  2. Hi Shashi,
    Merry Christmas!
    Wow, keep on "Feeding your Creativity" because that doll is amazing! Love the little bird too.
    Hugs

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  3. She's very lovely Shashi! I really like the collage style face.. all makes for a nice look. Happy New Years!

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  4. Your boneyard challenge doll is amazing. You are very talented and have soooo many blog posts! I only just began my blog in March of this year. Please come visit my blog.
    Have a lovely New Year's Eve.
    Teresa in California

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  5. Hi Shashi :)
    Just popped by to wish you Happy New Year. Hope it's a wonderful one for you and yours.
    Hugs
    Chris xx

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  6. She turned out great Shashi!! She kind of looks like Colleen Babcock! LOL
    hugs Karen

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  7. Karen what a lovely compliment as Colleen herself is a doll.

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  8. Interesting that you made her out of all this various materials - like the jute in India. She is so cool!

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  9. Leilani Lyons1/02/2012 8:11 pm

    Sashi,
    This doll is just wonderful...I said, "Ooooo" as soon as I saw her. You really pulled the different bits together quite well; she doesn't look as if she's put together from parts lying around.
    Leilani

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  10. I've just been scrolling down your blog Shashi and I'm full of admiration for you and your dolls. I love all the Christmas ones, especially the two sitting in wreaths. Rushme is adorable too...love the name!
    X

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  11. Hola guapa ,
    es muy preciosa y me encanta muchoooooooooo.Miles besitos.

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  12. Hello
    dear friend I have in my blog google translator can translate the stories and read all the time.
    hugs.

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  13. Wow - this is so wonderful, even more so considering it was a boneyard challenge. You have met the challenge beautifully.

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  14. Shahsi I set out to comment on this doll because I adored her when I first saw her, but at the time didn't have time to comment. She is so special. She has that certain something that I adore. Then, I saw the comment from Karen that she looks like me! So I am not in love with this doll because she looks like me, I'm in love with her face, her hair and your ingenious technique. It is adventurous and spectacular. I swear it has nothing to do with a resemblance. Tee hee.
    PS I think you are a doll too!

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