Tuesday, January 4, 2011


“How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?    -Dr. Seuss

Happy New Year to everyone!!!

My plan every year during the holiday giving season, is to create something for everyone. It is an amazing feeling to give someone something that you made. With little time and feeling a bit dry in the inspiration department. I had a trip to New York and checked out the windows at Bergdorfs.  One of the windows had a display of these lovely little dolls made of vintage parts. The artists are called Primitive Twig. I decided that the concept was brilliant and that doing a bit of tweaking on my own....such as heading downtown to Pearl River for some new tea tins and hunting through my own selection of doll parts and found objects and of course getting out the copper to make clothing, I got started.

I decided to call my little "frankendolls" TEAmates (that was my daughter in laws suggestion) Thanks Jordana!! A handcrafted gift of a doll, tea and quotes about teas.
Here you can see one of the pieces in the window. I would imagine that they did quite well!!!! Imagine, having your work in the Bergdorf holiday windows!!!
This doll had no eyes, so I cut out eyes from my own self portrait sketch and added them myself.
I bought new tea tins and used sand paper and paint to age them.
This is my favorite. Most of the pieces I found in France at a flea market. I gave it to my daughter and she loved it. The head and base are from a damaged lamp.