Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fiona

I've been playing with photo setups and using various textures and a gradient that Kim provided for us in Beyond Layers.  I'm continuing to learn so much and it's all in keeping with my 'do art every' commitment to myself.

Mouse over photo to see the 'before' image.

I made Fiona, the fibre art doll, a few years ago.  She's made from up-cycled silk ties and some dupioni silk.  She always makes me feel better when I'm having a bad hair day!

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  1. for we Black girls with natural hair, Fiona's having a good day! That would be gorgeous. ;)

    The difference in the texture and the non-textured is amazing - so cool that you can do that post-picture taking!

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  2. I love the doll and her hair! What yarn did you use for the hair? Once in awhile I get the urge to make a doll but then get distracted by other things I want to do.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. I'm afraid I can't tell you what yarn I used but I can tell you a funny story about it. I made Fiona in a workshop taught by Donna Funnell. She had a sample doll that had that hair but it wasn't stitched to her doll yet (making it like a wig). As Fiona was coming to 'life', my friend Heather tried the 'wig' on her to see what she'd look like with hair. Everyone in the class loved that hair with her outfit, etc. and Donna insisted I keep it saying that she had more of that yarn at home and could make her doll some more hair when she hot home. Her poor doll sat through the rest of the class with a bald head. LOL. BTW, Donna and I are now friends!

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