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Friday, March 27, 2009

Doll Street Dotee Doll Challenge


I have joined a fun little challenge over on Dollstreet Dreamers.  There is a curious little doll called a Dotee.  It is a smallish doll approximately 3-6 inches in length.  It is typically rectangular or oval in shape.  The idea is to sew these by hand.  So, you draw out a simple shape cut it out and sew it together and then stuff it.  The faces are usually drawn or embroidered on.  Well, not being a conformist i decided to draw my faces with colored pencil.  How I did this was similar to how I find my apparition type faces.  I just looked at some mottled fabric and found funny little faces in it.  I pulled the face out with colored pencils.  I initially decided to do this because I was sorting my large collection of colored pencils to organize them and to see what I needed to replenish.  Anyway, these little things are the result.  Oh, and you are supposed to put a little tail or dangle thing on too as well as a loop for hanging purposes.

This first on here is influenced by my goblins.  As you can see I had a fun time with him.  Kind of reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are.


Dotee number two is a little weirder in style.  It is just a little whacked looking.


The third dotee is more modernist in flavor.  A tribute to all of my modern painting idols.

Hope you enjoyed my little diversion from the sculpture.  My fingers certainly don't like me now.  I have lost my sewing callus since I haven't sewn anything in over a year.  I am having to nurse some sore finger tips.

9 comments:

flyingbeader said...

LOL! Hey, we both love them. dot&chris

Susie McMahon said...

Hi Cody!
Love your dotees - the best I've seen. I would have loved to have taken part in the swap, but simply didn't have time.......busy packing today - I leave tomorrow.
I'll be at AFIC, so I'll catch up with you there!
Cheers,
Susie

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Dot and Susie. They are addictive. I can't afford to be too distracted now.

Natalie said...

Oh Cody---

I LOVE all 3!!!
I'd be thrilled if I received one:)
Thanks for the "eye-candy"...

Hugs,

~Nat

linda misa said...

very cool Cody - you are a star.
Kind regards, Linda.

Hoopie said...

They are great ! Guess I better get busy on mine. lol
Hoopie

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Natalie, Linda and Hoopie. They were fun and have sparked some new ventures art wise for me.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Fabulous little characters, Cody! I have one word for you: THIMBLE. ;o)

DawnS/Oddfae said...

Cody, you're an inspiration!! I hope I get one of yours in the swap...>crosses fingers<

BTW -- come over to my blog and pick up your Proximidade Award!!