Sunday, April 11, 2010

MMM: Hello Dolly!

"Living Doll"
3 x 7 inch piece of wood 

I wanted to do something personal for this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt, "Hello Dolly." While going through Shona Cole's new book, The Artistic Mother, I am reminded of how important it is to celebrate personal photographs and empheria in art. I hope that Kendra will come to cherish the items I have made for her over the years, and that they will serve as small reminders of how much she means to us. . .

This was made on a piece of wood from the craft store and collaged with several of my own photographs (including the roses and circular perfume label) which have been color enhanced in Photoshop. I also used handmade background papers, water-soluble oil pastels and a picture of Kendra on her first birthday. It was finished with a satin ribbon that has been topped with the barrette she is wearing in the picture.

Thank you for looking! I look forward to seeing all the entries this week . . .

Kristin xo

23 comments:

peggy gatto said...

she is a "doll"-y!

Kelly said...

gorgeous collage!

Willy said...

What a lovely living doll, Kristin!

indybev said...

What a nice memento for Kendra. You are such a loving and thoughtful Mommy!

Diane said...

Another beautiful and meaningful piece, Kristin! I know that Kendra will cherish all of these gorgeous pieces of art! Diane

Diana Evans said...

oh Kristin...you almost made me cry...this is so sweet and she will cherish each and every piece made with her Mother's love...you are amazing...and you passion and love always shine through....

bless your heart!!!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Your "living doll" piece is just soooooo sweet!

And yes, we had a fab-u-lous time yesterday for my friend's birthday get-together *smiles*

Have a great week ahead and continue to make art!

Amy said...

it's beautiful..I adore it..fabulous that it is made of wood..clever clever! I love the ribbon..your daughter is very lucky to have such a wonderful artist mommy! You are the best.

Yvonne said...

Really sweet tag, Kirstin!

Sandy said...

Oh Kristin this is darling.
Lovely creation.

johanna said...

you put a smile on my face! your little one is lucky to have such an artistic mom!

joanna said...

What a dolly!! she's beautiful Kristin! I love the fact that your tag is made out of wood! genious!
xoxo

WrightStuff said...

Ah, that's lovely Kristin. Truly something to treasure, just like your adorable daughter! I got to play with two living dollies yesterday - my sister's newborn twins! So cute.

aino said...

Briljant, beautiful work.

LiveArt said...

Aaaaw, how super sweet!! you've made a treasure!!

Linda

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Wonderful and sweet 'doll'.

NANCY LEFKO said...

so sweet !!

Nicola said...

Awww she is a cutie!!! What a lovely thing to make for her I'm sure she will cherish it!

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Debbie Clandening said...

I love it.The little barrett is so cute.Lovely work

Taluula said...

Awww what a little cutie and so beautiful.

Julia Christie said...

Hi Kristin,
What a treasure for little Kendra (love that name btw and she is so cute)! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment - Where do I find Somerset studios? I have not heard of them. Would love to follow up on the Poppy thing.

Looking forward to following you!

Smiles

Julia Christie said...

(don't tell anyone...but I am a glitter fiend too!) :-)

Cindy said...

This is beyond fantastic!! Truly personal--and adorable! Bravo...you are amazing!
Hugs,
Cindy