If you read yesterday’s blog, you know that one of my Ardmore Dog Day’s Flea Market finds was a creepy little doll. This morning, the creative bug bit–for better or for worse–and I decided to make a Creepy Doll mosaic and painting.
All of the mosaic pieces came from this month’s JJill fall catalog. (I love JJill’s clothing.) Anyway, I started clipping Creepy Doll’s face with the models’ faces, forearms, and shins. For diversity, I chose every skin color imaginable.
But then I really started feeling creepy for cutting up the models. I don’t know, but a little Edgar Allan Poe anxiety fluttered across my heart. I started imagining those models jumping from the Creepy Doll mosaic and seeking vengeance while I slept. So, I pasted khaki clothes over the models instead. Irrational? You bet. But whatever.
Next, I pasted Creepy Doll on to another page and used a black LePen alcohol-based ink marker (à la Hobby Lobby) to trace CD’s face cracks. I was going for a 1-dimensional look, so I filled in Creepy Doll’s face with acrylic paint. The paint color that I chose makes poor little Creepy Doll look a little jaundiced to me…what do you think?
Meanwhile, Creepy Doll began to grow on me. She has such pretty blue eyes and a bow mouth. The cracks in her face gives her a certain vulnerability; not to mention, she resembles a human baby.
Now I want to get back to the Dog Day’s Flea Market this weekend to see if she’s still there. I could rescue Creepy Doll from the fate of a cruel, loveless life!
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