Wednesday, October 27, 2010



I had a ART DOLL PLAY DAYS in my studio this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  There were 5 of us and it was FUN!!  No teacher, just playing and creating our Art Dolls.  Each of us put a shoe box of stuff together and drew names to see who's box we get.  Oh! great stuff in all the boxes.  Some put their stuff in the middle of the table BUT I didn't. LOL LOL!!!  I got Jean Bernard's box so I kept what was in mind. LOL!!  Jean, Linda, Sandy, Diane and myself of course had more fun.  We even took a night trip to Carol the ribbon lady.  WOW!  Carol's house is to die for. I love going to her house.  All antiques in every room. Her house could be a museum.  Then we went in her shop to purchase stuff!   We always love going to Carol's to shop.

I didn't take pictures because batteries were dead as usual.  Jean took pictures of all of our Art Dolls.  She is going to send pictures and then will put them up.  I did take a picture today of my finished Art Doll. Batteries are charged.  I hate batteries!! Always have to charge them. 



CANDELEA'S torso is an antique small lantern.  The door opens to expose the candle. I made the candle out  of paper clay, painted with blue paint, blue glitter and copper glitter.  The lantern doors close and you can see the candle through the beautiful glass. 
Hope you enjoyed "CANDELEA"
Love & Hugs,


Cherie said...

Oh Fran, this doll is magnificent! What a fabulous few days you've had!

Cody Goodin said...

Beautiful doll Fran. I love the latern idea.

vivian said...

wow Fran, she is awesome. I like how you swapped boxes and then had to make something with those supplies, great idea!
hurry and post the other dolls, I want to see!!

Judi W. said...

she's fabulous - wouldn't it be fun to use a real candle :)

Colleen said...

I love the idea of incorporating the lantern. That just gives the doll a wonderul and very special twist. Thanks for sharing.

Shashi Nayagam said...

She is beautiful!

ruthanne said...

What a wonderful idea. Your doll is beautiful.

Margaret said...

Candelea has a wonderfully divine aura. Will you reflect a bit on what her hair is and how you were able to flair her hair and clothing out? So unique the little lantern. Just love it Fran and thank you for sharing with us.


Judy Skeel said...

Quite lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Edwina Sutherland said...

You really made good use of the shoebox!! A beautiful piece.

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Fran said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments about Candelea.
When I get the others pictures I will post them.
hehehe Judi I did use a real candle but it burned out too quick. LOL I cut down a small Birthday candle.
Thanks again everyone.
Hugs Fran

Deborah said...

Fran love the concept of "art doll day" and love your creation. Wonderful!

DianneSahakian Dolls, Minidolls, Crafts said...

Fran She is absolutely beautiful and I love the lantern Idea. Love and Hugs Dianne

Jules said...

What a wonderful idea, and a stunning doll.