Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wall Doll II, Otto in Drag
Second of the series, here. I took my photo of dear Otto, my antique, loved-to-shabby boy doll, and made a transfer onto cheesecloth, which was then retouched with my handy Prismacolor pencils.
It then became a mask for the "gingerbread man" shaped pillow doll pattern I used for Kolobuk, with a tuft of cobbler's linen for the suggestion of hair.
BVD button for his belly.
His arms are desert driftwood, and on his right a page from an 1800s school book, colored in by a long ago child.
In his left hand a vintage celluloid button dangles, as the suggestion of a summer daisy.
On his feet a pair of recycled baby socks, died and stained with calendula petals
I think he's hanging around for a dish of ice cream, which we must agree is necessary for a truly good summer day.
So, quick before it melts! Sunshine Boy is on his way to my Etsy store today.
and then --
nicho by Port Townsend artist, Diane Porter-Brown.