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Creepy Doll Art made from Dog Day’s Flea Market Treasure

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Meet Creepy Doll.
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.

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Creepy Doll mosaic–enhanced saturation via PhotoShop Elements.

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!

Jaundiced Creepy Doll

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Dog Days Flea Market — Ardmore, Tennessee

Post preview: I want you to see all of the photos that I took from the Dog Days Flea Market. If you scroll through the entire post, you’ll see the following vintage photos: phone, phonograph, pink and white Arvin FM radio, kerosene lanterns, milk glass, wooden cabinet, crackled doll, Suzy Homemaker toy oven, Coca-Cola tray,… Continue Reading

Happy Mother’s Day and a Trip to University Pickers and Lowe Mill

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Readers! And Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom!!! On a pre-Mom’s Day trip, I took myself to University Pickers and Lowe Mill. University Pickers is this amazing vintage store in Huntsville. They have everything from painted furniture, to jewelry, to…you guessed it–Mother’s Day gifts! I met the nicest lady named Josie… Continue Reading

Congratulations on Cute Kitten Giveaway!!!

Congratulations to Dianne from Alabama, who won the adorable ceramic kittens from West Side Antiques in Fayetteville, Tennessee! Stay tuned for the next giveaway that you won’t want to miss! Copyright 2017 by Stephanie L. Robertson and www.sweetgumlife.com. Continue Reading

West Side Antiques & Cute Kitten Giveaway

Giveaway:  Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page. In the comment section, name one thing that you see that you’d like to buy from West Side Antiques if you could.In a brick hideaway on the Courthouse Square in Fayetteville, Tennessee is a fascinating shop they buy, sells, and trades antiques, militaria, upcycled… Continue Reading

Day 2 Giveaway Winner and Cute Kittens for next Giveaway! Mommy, may I have one, please?

Congratulations to Beth Ann from North Carolina who blogs at It’s Just Life! Today Beth Ann is posting about International Book Giving Day. Beth Ann shared yesterday’s www.sweetgumlife.com post and was entered into the giveaway and won some of my handcrafted bead bracelets. Congratulations, Beth Ann! And now, I proudly present my third www.sweetgumlife.com giveaway…Four little… Continue Reading

Introducing www.sweetgumlife.com!

Dearest Readers, It’s with much anticipation that I Introduce my new and improved blog, www.sweetgumlife.com! I am so excited to launch my new blog, after posting at www.thewritesteph.com since March 3, 2013. Although I’m a little sad to let TheWriteSteph go, I am happy to begin anew with a name that fits my niche better… Continue Reading

Down the Architectural Rabbit Hole.

Every first and third Saturday of the month, architectural treasure hunters can make their way down the creaky steps to the Harrison Brothers basement. There you’ll find all types of goodies to upcycle into art projects and home decor. I went last Saturday and found some old wood that I’m going to glue together to… Continue Reading

More about Clinton Street Cottage

Whew! Sometimes it’s nice to sit a moment and enjoy a weekend without running to and fro! The yellow and green Clinton Street Cottage that I talked about on Wednesday is for sale by owner for $165K at a supposed reduced price. (BTW, I don’t know the owner, and I’m not trying to sell it.… Continue Reading

The Green and Yellow House

I think old houses inspire my writing more than anything. Who can resist an aged home that has a history? Babies were born there. Families lived their lives there. And in the old south, loved ones were laid out on their cooling boards in parlors while a mother, daughter, nephew, or friend kept a vigil… Continue Reading