Wooden Doll Update

A while ago I started a doll with a wooden head that is inspired by my banner above. I used some porch finials and furniture legs together to make the head and shoulders. Then I added paperclay and baked it all in the oven to harden it. I wasn't sure what to do with it after I painted it. A cloth body was very hard to figure out how to attach to the wooden shoulders. On Monday I was cruising through The Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Brewer, Maine. When I found a great antique rolling pin that had lost its handles I knew it would be a perfect base for Miss Wood.

I need to decide what direction to go in now. I could make her into a traditional doll - maybe an angel - or I could go an altered art route. Altered art is somewhat new for me.


fiddlestixstudios said...

Dixie,I can't WAIT to see what you do with her!I think she definitely has an Angel spirit about her:).I still want her so bad!Keep us posted!

Dixie Redmond said...

I've been thinking I will repaint her eyes a bit - they're so large they're overwhelming her. They're just too dark, maybe?


Anonymous said...

I have an idea for her arms... drill a hole straight through her shoulders and attach wooden dowel arms by drilling holes through them too...(I am horrible at writing out directions so I hope you are picturing it)...you could even paperclay little sculpted hands to the ends of the dowel arms...that's my 2 cents

Dixie Redmond said...

Ooooh. Neat idea. I am not tool savvy yet. Maybe my friend the Caped Carpenter can help me. ;-)


"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden