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6.04.2017

Color or Colour? Challenge Dolls



Here in Australia, the spelling is "colour" but I know that in other parts of the world, it is "color". What does it matter when  beautiful dolls are made for the Art Dolls Only Color /Colour Challenge which finished at the end of May 2017  . Thank you to all who entered and to all who admire , I hope you will be inspired for the next challenge.  Enjoy these wonderful art dolls ... Wilma 

Forest Fairy
Wings made from organza embroidery beads.The dress felt wool with nice vintage needlework.
 . The doll is made from polymer clay. Doll size 40cm

Wood Fairy for Tickled Pink.
Made from piece of found wood and wire armature wrapped in soft cotton.
I live next to the Shenandoah National Forest, USA. which  inspired my Wood Fairies.
There are lots of trees in our town, so I pick up broken pieces of trees, acorns etc.
The Fairies are bendy and have wool hair.

A doll for the colours challenge:
 'Maybe I'm not all that yellow' (The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger)  

Neon Orange

Brown 

 Blue in the Face:
"Hippie Highness is a hand-painted baby doll wrapped in material and pieces of yarn. Her name comes from the peace insignia scarf, her beaded necklaces and Hand-designed headdress.

Green with Envy:
"Alexa" was once upon a time a mint can.
Now she is an intense little reminder to stand up for yourself and what you believe!

GLAMOR PUSS (Tickled Pink).
Hand stitched and embroidered wool/rayon felt, buttons, polyfill. 7 1/2" tall.

 She was "green with envy"
 but realised that this was not a good feeling to experience....
 Needle felted doll form, with cloth over clay head and some hand stitching with beads 

 Height 18cm /7.5ins

3.13.2017

Art Dolls Only Challenge 2017: True Colors



All doll makers love a challenge... Do you need a little motivation to make a doll?
Here it is - Art Dolls Only is hosting a doll challenge called "True Colors" .... 
I am sure you have heard of these colloquial sayings.... 
"white as the driven snow" 
"seeing red" 
"green with envy'
'blue in the face"
"tickled pink"
Create an art doll inspired by one of the colorful idioms above.
This challenge starts on 13 March 2017 and  will finish on 13 May 2017
To participate in this challenge - post an image  on our Facebook Event page . If that is not possible for you, just leave me a message on this blog in the comments section below.  I will then message you my email address and you can email me your photo.
You may post an image of your doll (completed or in progress) any time from now.
You do not need to be a member of Art Dolls Only to participate in the challenges shared here!
This is not a competition but a prompt to inspire you to create and a showcase of what you can create.
 .This challenge allows plenty of time but don't stop at one art doll! You can use any medium ie paper, cloth, felt, clay etc but the creation MUST be a doll in representation.
It is understood by posting  your photos they  will also be used ( credit given) on this blog.

Here are some entries in our last challenge " In your Neighbourhood" 

 By Ulla Anobile: I think my CAT'S PAJAMAS qualifies as a neighborhood character, since she's based on a feral (now semi-feral) community cat called Muru. The doll is hand stitched wool/rayon felt, 11 1/2" tall.
by JB Turla: Hi this alexandra.She is a volunteer.She rescue and adopt abandoned,sick and stray cat.She give shelter,food and medicine.She didn't have anything but all she need in return pls.adopt a cat. 
.By  Linda Nowlin (dollsdollsdollsbyLinda)). Meet Gay Wright my ADO challenge doll, who lives on a small gourd farm in Central Texas. A women who knows no limits. Chickens have been one of her passions for many years. In fact, when she comes to visit me she usually brings a live rooster who patiently sits on her lap. Her earrings are made of rooster spurs. Her tee shirts are usually holy covered by a lace over blouse which she crocheted. If she is not fighting off the neighbors goats, she mowing and mowing trying to keep the grass in tow. 

 by Wilma Simmons : left to right - Office manager,  House wife , Florist, Doctor - Machine stitched stump dolls 



6.01.2014

Warrior Women and Cartoons - ADO CHALLENGES



Art dolls -  Red by Rosanna Pereyra Michelle and Supergirl by Mandy Vella Murdica 

Art Dolls Only Monthly challenges are a wonderful way to highlight the amazing talents of both ADO members and followers. Congratulations to all who participated. I think your art dolls are magical and inspiring. I hope many others will follow your example and join some of the exciting challenges coming up each month in 2014.

APRIL : Warrior Women
Mother Earth by Diana Biscaioli 

White Crow by Sharon Matthews 

Cahira by Susan Wasson 
Boadicea by Amy Harrold 

Queen Maureen by Fay King 

little Victoria by Chicho , Bel &  Chic Creaciones Exclusivas
"A true warrior is not one who always wins but despite defeat, she never gives up"


MAY : Cartoons /Comics
Wonder Woman by jbTurla 

Tribute to the illustrator, Moebius by Chico, Bel &Chic 
and a few more ...
Warrior Woman by Alessandra Nicolin
Batman by Arelly Andrade 
Angry Bird by Wilma Simmons