Saturday, April 7, 2007

Ugly Boyfriend Doll

I have been reading Elsie Flannigan's blog A Beautiful Mess; she is a scrapbook designer that some of my croppin' cronies really like. Her style is akin to mine in design, but different in execution and our color palettes are totally foreign from each other. But what i really like is her attitude and the fact that she does art every day (and gets PAID for it). One of her projects is called Red Velvet Art, which is her and 2 other women (sisters, friends, both?) making projects that you can buy. Anyhoo, yesterday on the RVA blog there was a challenge for Ugly Dolls - felt dolls that are so hideous they are adorable. I was intrigued. After all, this project is not in my medium, not my natural style, not my natural materials and utilizes needle skills (when we all know mine suck). It seemed like a real challenge to my skills and goodness knows there is plenty of felt laying around the studio, so last night i made my Ugly Boyfriend Doll. His name is Henry (though he secretly wishes people would call him Big Hank). Yes, his eyes are mismatched (though deep, deep green), his nose has been broken a few too many times, his sardonic smile is always a bit crooked, we won't even talk about his hair, he has a bum knee from an old hockey injury, his seams are ragged and you can see straight into his flannel innards where his heart should be, but he brought you a rose and his heart is actually on his sleeve. Won't you love him?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you might have finally gone of your rocker.

Niki said...

What do you mean FINALLY?
And what is this rocker that you speak of? I don't remember any rocker...
And no signature, oh anonymous???

Kaaren said...

I do. I do love him. And he is purple, which is one of my favorite colors.

Rickki said...

CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Niki, don't tell my boyfriend, but I think I'm in love with Big Hank. Any many who wears his heart on his sleeve is definately my kind of man. Perhaps he would have to get corrective eye surgery before I'd marry him, but heck, I told my boyfriend the same thing!
Jean told me about Big Hank and his history and I just had to check him out. Your blog is hilarious! Love it! I tried blogging, but it really took a depressing turn, so I quit.
Maybe I will see you at Anne's next crop!

Kelly (Jean's Sister)