Sunday, December 28, 2014

Here a Head, There an Arm, Everywhere a Doll Part ...

Most altered art assemblage artists have a stash of vintage (or new) bisque doll heads to use in their work. They add an intriguing combination of beauty and eerie strangeness to a piece.

Some of us have even been known to go retro and use and celluloid or newer plastic doll heads and/or body parts. I like to use them because they're soft and cut easily into the shapes I want them to be.
Here's one piece I made which was a challenge piece that was to based on Lou Reed's "Take a Walk on the Wild Side." I used a plastic doll head and altered it to so it would lay flat on the front of the mini-shrine.
"Take a Walk on the Wild Side" Altered Kitchen Match Box by Tristan Robin Blakeman

This is a steampunk themed shadowbox that utilizes a porcelain doll head and porcelain baby doll arm ... I love the quirky charm they add!  

Steampunk Style Shadowbox by Tristan Robin Blakeman

Taking my daily walk through Pinterest today, I found some wonderful examples of ways artists have used their stash of porcelain doll heads (at least, they all LOOK like porcelain to me). I don't have any idea who created these works, so if they're yours, PLEASE post below and identify your work so I can give you credit for your terrific work!

Do leave a link to photos of porcelain or celluloid doll parts that you've used in art work in comment section below! I'd love to see what YOU'VE created with these delightful treasures from the past.

and then...go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan

Thursday, December 25, 2014

 Here's hoping yours is the best one ever ...

 "Christmas Morning"

Music by Todd Ellsion

Lyric by Stephen Cole 


Now go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan



Monday, December 8, 2014

"She Loves Me!"

I just discovered this on Youtube - and really wanted to share it with you. If you dont know the enchanting, magical, charming musical "She Loves Me," please bookmark this and when you have two hours to revel in the gorgeous score, witty script and delightful performances about the loves and peccadillos of a group of sale people in a chic parfumerie. 

On Broadway, the lead was played by the magnificent Barbara Cook - and the original cast album is a joy forty years later!

I leave you to enjoy "She Loves Me." You won't be disappointed. It's always been one of my all time favorite musicals.

... and now that you're inspired, go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan