2007 IOLCC (Imitation of Life Construction Company) International Doll Challenge
Spent a glorious day in sunny San Diego going through my depressing, crammed to the rafters storage unit, pulling out a few of the dolls I made for past doll challenges for the wonderful artist group IOLCC (Imitation of Life Construction Company). I never really took photos of them, so I figured I might as well do that now! It's so strange to look at something you made a long time ago, that you worked really hard on and thought was pretty good....and now suddenly every flaw jumps out at you and slaps you in the face! I still like my Marie Laveau, but she got scratched on her nose and needs a touch up. Her snake Zombie has a hairline crack. My Jenny Lind has mysteriously broken a finger. Finger not to be located. My Theda Bara (the Vamp of the silent film era) has ALSO mysteriously lost a finger. Not to be found. Where in the world did these two little, tiny fingers crawl off to? Something tells me something went horribly awry in the return packaging of the dolls from the show. There are probably two tiny fingers rolling around the San Diego Convention Center...What a disappointment. My Alice Liddell suddenly let me know that she's completely out of proportion...big head, narrow shoulders, short waisted, long legged...I could go on and on. In hindsight the ONLY thing I like about her is her face. Soooo, I have some repair work to do on the others and a complete overhaul of Alice. She got new shoulders this afternoon, and I trashed her homemade wig (first attempt and a lousy one at that at wig making). I am doing what I normally do for my dolls, which is handsculpt their hair from paperclay. Her dress of course will no longer fit, so I have to make her a new one. But she's a nice girl and deserves one, and never really liked the one I forced on her in the first place. I'll post photos of these gals as soon as I get them out of the doctor's office. Ironically, the one I think is the most disappointing, Alice, is the one who won an award. Ain't life strange, how we see our work so differently than others do. Haven't gotten too much done today as I am now addicted to these blog sites, it's like going into a candy store where they locked the door and won't let you out! I am in heaven visiting all these wonderful sights with the fabulous dolls and artwork!