If Sawdust is Man Glitter, than my Husband is Definitely One Sparkly Dude
I brought my
husband, Bob, with me to the Quinlan Art Doll and Teddy Bear Conference in
Philadelphia this past spring. Although
Bob has always been very supportive of my artistic pursuits (he actually went
with me to an Art doll conference!), art dolls and teddy bears really haven’t
been his thing. He has seen all of my
work but really hasn’t paid much attention to the work of other artists. When he viewed the work of all the very
talented doll artists and teddy bear artistsat the conference he was thoroughly impressed and
wanted to try his hand at doll making. I
used his first attempt at a tuck comb doll that he made out of a too hard wood
to really do much carving as part of an assemblage art doll which you can view
His next attempt is
still a work in process. Again he is
working on a jointed wooden doll. He
hasn’t completed the carving process yet.
Bob also helps me
create props for my dolls. I am
currently working on a Fire Goddess and asked him to create a throne that is a
cross between a throne and a pedestal for her to sit on (I love how her feet
look when her toes are pointed down!). I
asked him to either have the sun or flames behind her head on the throne. These are a series of photos of the process
of making the throne and the unpainted throne.
To me, the throne
he created is a work of exquisite art!
What do you think?