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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fortune Cookie Challenge


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.

14 comments:

Georgina said...

I absolutely love it...wonderful twist of the original message.

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Georgina.

flyingbeader said...

Cody as aways your work makes me laugh!

dot

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Dot. It makes me laugh too. I love these guys.

Carol said...

I like your unique style & so well done ~ Thanks for sharing some of the "process" that you used to make your figures ~ enjoy ~ hugs and namaste, Carol ~

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Carol, I think that is the teacher in me that likes to share the process.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Cody, he's fabulous! Absolutely LOVE his expression. He looks positively devious. I'm glad he didn't like his hat; we wouldn't be able to see his fabu hairstyle! Also love the textural quality of him. I would love to touch him, but I think he would bite my hand off! :o/

Cody Goodin said...

I am not sure he would bite it off, just a nip. Thanks Bonnie for the comments.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Look at the texture on this art doll! You truly are an amazing artist...I love your work and look forward to seeing some workshops from you....LOL YOu would be a fabulous teacher!
Have a great week!
Cheers

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you. I am working on my web site finally. It will feature my workshops and some art. I needed a place for descriptions of the classes.

cat said...

He came pretty great Cody!

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Cat. I like him pretty well too.

Chicken Lips said...

He's absolutely fantastic! I guess you work well under pressure ;)

Cody Goodin said...

Thank you Mr. Chicken Lips, I do. It seems procrastination can help sometimes. But, I really don't procrastinate, because I am thinking constantly about the piece in my mind. Working it out before committing it to real stuff.