Posts Tagged ‘barbie redux art doll’

Unwilling Brainiac Barbie

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

This was a very uncooperative Barbie, not wanting to have her photo taken. Thus the blurry head shot, still I rather like the Francis Bacon effect!

I hand sewed her dress, I wanted a very plain baggy outfit, opposite of the flashy clothes she usually wears. I decided to not emphasize her impossible waist or her 1966 torpedo boobs.

The Ice Skater

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

When I finally finished the spool of thread that I have been using to make the “Stringy ones” I saw that the spool looked like an ice cream cone or better yet, a dunce cap!

And so, she is the least smart in the series of Barbie Brainiacs.

Then I saw that Barbies new ample stringed bottom now fits snuggly into this vintage ice skate and that is how The Ice Skater was born.

more in the series of stringy ones

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Because for me, one piece informs the next, this is where the stringy ones have taken me, and further.

As I began to cover the stringy heads, I saw that the string sort of compartmentalized the head and resembled brains or something, and that is how the new series has begun. Barbie’s remake has taken an interesting turn…

Barbie Remake and Take

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Glamorous stringy

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

In the April edition of Coagula (The lowdown on high art)

Amy Young: “If I had to simply define it, I would say
that art is the product or result of the union of emotion
and/or thought and action.
Personally, I think it’s one of the most majestic
components of life. Not only can we see the world’s
history through multitudes of artistic creations, it’s the
passion in some of those creations that have been a
fuel for me, and at times, salvation. From the guttural
strokes of a painting like De Kooning’s Women, I, to
haunting drawings by Antonin Artaud or the seminal
noise of Throbbing Gristle or the words of Burroughs
to the whole Exile on Main St. LP, I still marvel at these
timeless and brilliant offerings. I like passion, even if
I’m getting it from something wonderfully irreverent,
because that can fuel me, as well.”


Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I wanted to keep her simple and monotone so that the red would really pop, now I am thinking bigger red might have been more effective, still I like her simpleness, there is a gentility to her fall.

In progress

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Walking tall doll

Monday, April 27th, 2009

almost done!

Got Barbie

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Dh and I spent about four hours doing yard work yesterday, I love yard work, almost as much as arting, but now my back is whacked. Incapacitated, I am. WhAcKeD I say, can barely move. Over did it. dumb dumb dumb.

Hub made me an apple martini, and it fixed it right up. 😀 until this morning 🙁

I have three Barbies in progress. the head is almost done on this one. How is yours coming along?


Love this encaustic Barbie made by Bridgette Guerzon Mills


Found a couple of cool ones on the web too:



The bird skull rocks

I’m planning to do an altered Barbie demo at the upcoming Venice Art Walk on Sunday the 17th of may. If you are in the area please join us at the Ten Women Gallery, in the parking lot, make and take…

Sam Morrison has some very cool lunch bags for sale in his etsy shop. I bought these for my niece. She is not much of a princess girly girl but the design is cool on this one and the personalizing of them with her name.

I’m inspired by this color in my patio 😀



Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Altered Barbie inspiration by artist Ashley Walker.


Ashley says “The domestic Barbie packs a pistol on her thigh and proudly displays a baked bird pie. She is titled “Stepchild”. Both are cheeky, sinister and offer lots too look at down to the last detail. Bunnies and birds are hand flocked. Vinyl, cotton and tulle outfits are singed and fit each evil dame to perfection. Their boots and gloves shimmer with sugary black glitter and their sculpted skull faces gleam with a naughty, satisfied look.”