Well I've been AWOL for the last few days what with MIL duties, car trouble and frantically trying to finished my TIF project I haven't had time to blog. But here we are just one day late my February project is done.
Last month I chose to work purely on the colour scheme but Feb's colour palette didn't really appeal. Instead I stuck with the concept, What are you old enough to remember? As with the January challenge an idea just popped into my head and I ran with it. I was born in 1976 and one of the earliest things that I can remember is the sound of the Rag and Bone man clip clopping down the road with his horse and cart ringing his bell and shouting. So I have made a mixed media doll using rag and bone as the inspiration.
I took some pictures along the way so thought it might be fun to share with you how my doll was 'born'.
First off I picked some fabricsAnd then using some Fimo clay I made some body parts :)
Back to the fabric for more body parts
A skeleton emerges from all the parts. So that's the bones done .......
Now it's time for some rags. A once pretty dress ......
... is starting to show the signs of a street urchins life.
A girl is emerging, but even a skeleton needs some features right?
Some hair in the making... I picked some more felted yarn from my stash. I figured a street urchin would probably not have a hair brush to hand
I read here, that some rag and bone men used to hand out balloons to children who bought them enough rags. So here is my girl with with her prize balloon... I guess some people might think she's macabre but that isn't my intention. I'm hoping she's more corpse bride than the exorcist but I guess it will depend on the individual point of view.Just like last month she is looking for a name, if you have any suggestions please leave a comment. There will be a prize if I pick a name from your ideas.