Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peanut Butter & Doll Sandwich?

A funny thing happened...

on the way to Creating!


Turns out I used the wrong kind of tile to set my little porcelain frozen Charlotte Santos "beads" on, (see the two on either side of the center doll)

the kiln melted the old Spanish tile and the porcelain dolls just sank right down into it. Skwoosh! The entire piece had to be pried and chipped out and off of the kiln shelf! I think it sort of looks like a Nutella or Peanut Butter sandwich! Actually I really love it and use it as a paper weight, every time I look at it, it just makes me laugh and smile!

Any way on to my story. The French have a very old tradition

of hiding a tiny little porcelain Santos miniature doll

in a holiday cake and baking it.

The lucky person to receive the slice of cake

that contains the little Santos doll

gets to make their wish..

and have it come true. Isn't that charmingly romantic?!

The "jewelry" stand display doll you see here is called "Open Arms". She is a piece I designed quite some time ago and finally have gotten her all pulled together. I created her using antique replica porcelain doll parts I made,

along with various found items, some chicken wire, fabric, ribbons and lace. I will be making one or two to put in my Etsy shop at some point soon.

I've recently come to realize that I tend to create in a funny sort of way... I mean I will design something, get all excited about it, create a few, get it out of my system and move on to something new.

I'm not sure why, I don't get bored... I've never been bored a day in my life... too much to do, see and create, you know?!
It's like an odd little game of cat and mouse that I play but it sure is fun!
I guess thats just the way creating works for me and it always keeps things interesting and challenging too.

The little French style porcelain "Santos" bead dolls are in my Etsy shop now, I designed them in a few different styles and hope to create a few more to share with you very soon as well.