Here is the challenge piece I made for the joint meeting of River City Dollmakers and the Indy Dollmakers clubs. The idea behind the challenge was to create a doll or figure based on a fortune we received in a fortune cookie. We had an entire year to get this done. Of course I waited until the week of the meeting to make mine. My fortune for this piece was "Peace begins with a smile." But, my title was "Peace begins with a smile or does it?"
Since I made a goblin to portray my idea, he is holding the original fortune in his right hand while holding a fortune cookie bomb in the left behind his back. They are like stink bombs. That is the trickster way with these guys. He originally had a hat topper but, it went missing and I suppose he wasn't liking that all that much.
This first picture is a front view.
Here is a side view so you can see him holding the bomb. This goblin was created using the technique of the wire wrapped armature method I taught at AFIC this year. I sculpted the head, hands and feet onto the armature before filling it out with cotton batting and wrapping with a layer of muslin.. I then applied a layer of textured decorative paper to create the skin. Then he was painted with a variety of acrylic paint techniques. Hope you like him.