Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ophelia, Her Older Sister and the Fish


These dolls are sort of a tribute to sisterly boredom! I have 3 girls and for the most part they get along in a grand fashion. But every now and then they get really, really tired of playing together.

Especially the oldest one.

I can always tell when she's had enough of her younger sisters. She gets this incredibly bored looked that is seasoned with just enough "do-I-have-to" and "surely-as-the-mother-of-those-two-crazy-kids-you-should-see-that-what-you-ask-is-unreasonable" to pretty much convey to me that play time is over. And when the oldest gets "that" look....my middle girl gets a stoic, but desperate look on her face. The silent plea that she, though she is a reasonable being, should not have to play with her youngest sister all by herself. (In case it hasn't hit you....my youngest daughter is quite lively! She can whistle and sing louder than....anyone.....and when she's happy, she's usually singing or whistling. Trouble is....well...there's only so much loud whistling and singing most sane people can take!)

These dolls, OPHELIA and her older SISTER capture the look. I want to do a third doll that will represent my youngest daughter. I just have to figure out how to make a doll look like it is talking non-stop!

11 comments:

dollproject said...

haha these are wonderful. I love the background 'research' that accompanies them as well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela,
These are adorable. I remember some of those looks on my own children! You do such amazing work.
Hugs,
Paulette

Connie said...

They are adorable. It looks like the larger one has on a hood that's lined. Is that right?

Judi W. said...

Just perfect expressions based on your story! Good luck with DD#3, lol.

whimsymoon said...

Thank you all!!!

Connie, it's not a lined hood...the face is inset and sewn into a window of sorts. Makes it easy to get a nice edge around the face!

Connie said...

Hmmm interesting. I like the way you use cheesecloth in a lot of your dolls. I especially like the one doll you made for the PMC book a while back. You should post a picture of her to your blog so we could all admire her. Have a great day!

colorandtexture said...

Angela, your dolls are Beautiful!!!

Jewel said...

Angela,

I love your dolls, the noses look real!! I think your 3rd one should have her mouth open to look like she's talking or puckered up for whistling!!
Karyn

Jewel said...
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whimsymoon said...

Thank you Jewell!!! Hugs!!!

Daniela Cerri said...

SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!congratulation you are very Artist!!! kiss from italy