Sunday, August 31, 2008

Meet "The Chief"

This doll I named "The Chief". It is funny how ideas are born. In this case I began with the face. Totally unplanned. I was at a face making class learning to sculpt with clay. We had a good time and made several studies in clay. When it was time to go I had a difficult time trying to pack the faces I had done so I wouldn't spoil them on the trip home. When I got home and unpacked my things I was disappointed that the very favorite face had a flattened nose ....darn.....then as I looked at it ideas started to come to mind. I thought perhaps it resembled some Indians I had been studying and the ideas burst forth..... This doll turned out to be one of my favorites and now resides in a private collection...
I might add how we doll makers use anything at hand that suits our purpose. ..... for instance his spear is a fondue fork decorated with feathers and strips of deer skin.... Neat huh?!?!

5 comments:

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

Love the Chief. His face, clothing, well, every thing about him is super. What a super item of art.

Maggie R said...

Hi Jackie..... Thanks for dropping by and leaving such nice comments..... Creating is such fun!
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would say that someone is very lucky to have the Chief in their collection. Great job!

Drea said...

I found you after you left a comment on my blog.........WOW!! You are so talented. I love your little Chief!!

WONDERFUL work!

Mandy said...

Wonderful! I love the details you have added.