Monday, February 1, 2010

Art Doll Quarterly and My Doll!

Today, Feb. 1st, the Spring 2010 issue of Art Doll Quarterly is officially on the newstands!

Check this out!

Some of you may know that I'm a member of the Cloth/Clay workshop on and as a group we submitted our dolls for this challenge. We were all so excited to hear that the magazine had accepted our dolls.

The challenge was to create a doll using recycled/upcycled materials. As a group we all made our dolls using the method taught in the workshop and then the rest was open for our individual expression.

The arrow points at mine! (click on the pictures to enlarge)

I "upcycled" used dryer sheets and pages of magazines to create the dolls dress. I sewed LOTS of cut strips of the magazine and then fringed them and finally sewed them all to the dryer sheet base. The bodice also was made with collaged magazine pieces and the white trim is pleated dryer sheet fabric.

To keep with my upcycled theme, I used metal stamps and embossed the wording into the paper banner she holds in her hands.

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value. (wikipedia)


Sue said...

Absolutely genius! Marie your doll is fabulous! I'm waiting for my sub to ADQ to start - I hope I receive this issue!


yoborobo said...

Marie! Your doll is gorgeous! I'm a member of C&C Dolls, too, but I haven't made a doll yet. :)) I will pick up this issue and drool over all these lovelies! Congratulations!!!! xox Pam

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Great doll and congratulations on the article. Your doll is a marvel Marie and I'm so excited for you!!!

MarZel said...

I love it. Congrats. I am so happy for you!! I want to invite you to The Dark Artists Guild forum Grim City. There is no obligation and we would love to have you. HUGS

Denise said...

She looks fabulous Marie! Great job! I have to make sure I pick up a copy of this issue!

Lance said...

Congrats Marie, I'll have to pick up a copy ASAP!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Thank you for all your comments.

Kay Aker said...

Phenomenal! What a beauty!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I found your blog through a google search for spun cotton tutorials (wanting to learn how) & saw this post. I just finished reading that issue of ADQ & had to comment on your fabulous doll. It's my favorite of all those pictured...for real! How odd that I should wind up on your blog right after admiring your work in a magazine. Wait until I tell hubby (I made him admire your doll too LOL)....gotta love the blogging community!