Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wonderland Challenge - in progress

Well, I'm supposed to be finished with my Wonderland doll today. But for various reasons (one of which is that I've been obsessively working on the brand new and fabulous Art Dolls Only web site), she's not done yet. But she's a work in progress. 
 Remember when Alice grew and grew inside the house and almost popped through -- well, what if she had actually popped through the roof?  Here's a drawing I made on a paper tablecloth at a pizza parlor the other day. (This gives you an idea of how pressed for time I can be.)  My daughter thought she should have a feather in her hair - don't know if that will make it to the actual piece. 

The Alice in Wonderland theme seemed to fit in well with my House Doll concept, so I'm making one of those. She'll be somewhat similar to my last House Doll

Here is how the piece looked earlier. I've done more sculpting since then. And I hope to have her done very soon - so please check back.

Last year's challenge was my introduction to the Art Dolls Only group and the realization that there were a wonderful group of artists out there that had some of the same interests that I do. Since then, I joined the group and have made more dolls (though not quite as many as I would like to).

Please visit the Art Dolls Only blog for a list of the other participants in this challenge!

26 comments:

kimkim said...

I look forward to the finished doll! :)

jasperandblue said...

I'll check back ..... I almost didn't finish myself.

FairiesNest said...

Great concept!

kelly said...

I love the idea of the house doll....very appropriate for Alice!

morton-n-freinds said...

you create some awesome art dolls and i really look forward to seeing your alice doll when completed...very unique

darcyarts said...

Layers and layers to the work and attention to detail. That takes time. Wonderful.

sassypackrat said...

Love the concept! Will check back to see the finished doll.

SpiritMama said...

That's great Melody! I can't wait to see the finished piece!

Terrielee said...

Love your sketch and your idea is fabulous! Can't wait to see Alice finished! Hope you will come and see Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum at my blog!
Best wishes,
Terrielee :)

Knot By Gran'ma said...

Can't wait to see her finished!

Yovanka Black said...

I love love love this aspect of the novel!!!!!!!! Alice overgrowing the house.. its what made the biggest impression on me as a child out of all the craziness this story had to offer :)

...so I am super excited that someone worked on it.. and its totally worth the wait too!!

Can't wait to see her completed :)))



Yovanka

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

I really love this concept. I look forward to seeing her completed and will definitely check back.
Evelyn :o)

goblinfruitstudio said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see the final piece. :-)

Mealy Monster Land said...

she looks awesome so far! I look forward to seeing her finished!

Ayala Art said...

Well, so far so good! I love the concept!

Aimee Jeffries said...

Can't wait to see her finished, I know she will be wonderful like everything you make! Love the slanted roof lines :)

Debbie said...

can't wait to see her finished.

jessica said...

can't wait to see her finished! what a great idea.

littlebitwired said...

wonderful idea! Can't wait to see it finished.

Jodi Cain said...

I like where your going with your Alice doll...after looking at some of your other dolls, I'd imagine she's going to be just lovely :)

Sophia - La La said...

I love this concept - can't wait to see it!!

Forget-Me-Not studio said...

I once saw an Alice house doll (though not like yours). If I have the book it came from I will send you the reference. I always enjoy your dolls and the "nature" the hold within/upon them. I look forward to seeing her completed.

Abi said...

She is going to be fantasic... love the idea :O)

Anthropomorphica said...

That looks so intriguing, I can't wait to see the finished piece :)

Allegro Melody Art Dolls said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments! I will visit all of the other blogs when I have a spare moment (I'm trying to limit my online time until I get this doll finished!). Still working on her - hope to have her done soon. It always seems to take me longer than I anticipate to complete my dolls....

Allegro Melody Art Dolls said...

Yay - she's done! Check out my blog for the final product and let me know what you think....