Tuesday, September 04, 2007


I'm participating in a paper doll swap this month, along with three other artists. The hostess has chosen "four seasons" as the theme. I'd already begun work on my first doll (typical me...) when the instructions were extended to ask us to include arms; that'S why I have two "spring" dolls on view here. I'll complete the set without arms for my own collection, while the dolls with arms will be sent for the swap.

The green doll is "spring", and the cream/brown doll is "autumn". Each of the dolls is cut from two pieces of my own collage paper, one full doll size, and the other slightly smaller in the body section. (I make the collage paper from scraps stuck on light card then washed with an acrylic glaze to pull them together visually.) The "hair" (florist's teasel grass) is sandwiched between the head sections of the layers.

Each of the dolls is beaded and then embellished with fibres and various found objects.


Jill said...

These are fabulous Susan, lovely textures and feeling.

It is great to see you posting again too :o)

Cre8Tiva said...

oh how fun...love the shape and the papers...makes me want to play with dolls again...blessings, rebecca

Gena said...

Just stunning!