Friday, March 15, 2013

and so the journey begins...

Alrighty, I finally got the time to upload the pics of my doll for the Traveling Doll Project. I decided to make a complete doll but leave the rest of the details to my teammates. Sooooo, drumroll please, here she is

As you can see it's a poseable doll. Don't pay attention to the crappy way I've sewn the fabric, it will be covered by the clothes one of my talented teammates will create. I make folk art dolls that are not very detailed as far as facial sculpting is concerned, so I can't wait to see what my teammates will do with her! It is a really interesting project as each dollmaker has her own style, I believe the results will be wonderful!

And here she is in her box, ready to fly to her new temporary home

Please excuse my messy worktable!

I posted her this morning, she is on her way to the US. I'm sure Martha will take good care of her!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I will be posting about this exciting project quite often, make sure you don't miss my updates!

ADO Traveling Doll Project 2013

Hey everyone! 

I'm really excited to be part of the Traveling Doll Project held by ADO. In case you've never heard of it, Art Dolls Only (ADO) is a group of dollmakers from all over the world. Apart from the monthly themed challenges in which everyone can participate, every year ADO organises the Traveling Doll Project, exclusively for its members. This project involves starting a doll and passing it on to other dollmakers to add to it with their own ideas and style. The doll returns to its original owner as a complete doll with contributions from other artists. 

There are three teams in this year's Traveling Doll Project.

My team's name is Dolled Up and my teammates are

Ayala Art (Martha) from the US
Tracey-Ann McCartney from the UK

Here are the other two teams


Constanza Orozco Tovar from the US
Lulu Moonwood Murakami from the US
 Mary Esther Ward from the US


Sandie Nowell  from the US
 Alana Garmonsway from New Zealand
Wilma Simmons from Australia
LuLus Apple  from the US

So stay tuned as I will be posting in progress photos of the dolls and follow me in this wonderful dollmaking journey!