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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Trying Something New sort of....

Howdy my fine art doll and fantasy friends.  I thought I'd show you some of what I am up to.  I am working on a big holiday gift project for me and five of my closest buddies.  Next year will mark our 30th anniversary of being friends.  So I am going to create alter doll egos for the six of us.  It is a nice diversion from my graphic novel project.  I am going back to my doll making roots by making these dolls in cloth.  Fleece actually is what I am using.  Each doll will be a different color.  I originally thought to use this lovely doll pattern by designer Meo Feroy.  It is called Funky Fred.  you can see her design pictured below thanks to Dollmakers Journey.  However the body is a modified triangle shape which seemed to squat and unshapely. So I decided to alter the body by using one I had designed years ago.  I tweaked the head and the limbs a bit to make it work.  So thank you Ms. Feroy for a lovely beginning.


This is  Funky Fred by Meo.


I decided to start with the doll that will be mine.  As you can see he is orange.  I love the body shape as it really kind of looks like mine.  He doesn't have any hair or cloths yet.  So excuse me appearing in the buff here.


Another view of the redesign.


Yes, they will all have little booties and navels.  Hey, I am making little fingers and toes so why not the other things right?  Anyway, these guys will be fun to dress.  I am getting an old shirt from everyone to create cloths for the dolls out of the shirts.  Each doll will have a little of each shirt incorporated in the cloths.  Unfortunately I won't be able to show all the dolls until after the holidays as I want the dolls to be a bit of a surprise.  I don't mind showing mine.  I am going to alter the bodies of most of them to be a little slimmer as I am one of the chubbier of the six.  I am planning on giving my doll blue hair.  Not sure what kind yet.

Hope you enjoy the diversion.  Thanks for stopping by.

8 comments:

Karen Mallory said...

Fun project Cody!! How does it feel making a cloth doll again!! :)
hugs Karen

Jeanine said...

Very nice, Cody! I love what you're doing and I love the personalized touch for your friends.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Karen, It is kind of strange getting into the cloth dolls again. I always didn't like cloth as much as clay because of the lack of detail. But, it is fun noe the less. Jeanine, thank you it is a great tribute to our friendships.

Anonymous said...

Cody These dolls your making are great and I am sure your friends will like them all personalized with a piece of clothing of theirs on their doll and it will be nice to see how they all are when they are done. I like your creativness too. Dianne Sahakian

Judy Skeel said...

Cody - you come up with the best ideas! These will be treasured giftd, no doubt! Especially since they are made with so much love and so many personal touches.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Diane and Judy, I hope they will be well received. I love hand made things myself so, it will be fun to see what the guys think.

Leilani Lyons said...

Cody, looks like you are off to a terrific start. Can't wait to see you with your blue hair. What a great project....you'll have a wonderful long meditation on each of your dear friends.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Leilani, you are right. It will be a nice contemplative exercise.