Tuesday, February 24, 2009

T-A-D #24 The Paper Doll

Sarah (of Circles of Rain) has been so inspiring with her beautiful paper dolls (see here and here) - I have three of her little beauties - lucky me! I've really wanted to try my hand at one, and here she is:

As soon as I put the last paper fastener in, she took a deep breath and then tootled off to the desert (it seems) ...

to take the dog for a walk ...

and then she took her balloons for a walk as well ...

6 comments:

kendalee said...

Oh she's lovely! And it looks like she's dancing her way through the world. Who wouldn't, with such a cute dog and a bunch of balloons?

Does she have a name yet? And how does she get along with Ms Mirabelle?

Sarah said...

Hi Anairam,
I love her with her little red coat and her doggie and balloons! Thanks for the mention too!
Thanks also for your kind words. I really appreciate them. I love the idea of a yearly remembrance too. Thanks again.
Sarah x

Linda Sue said...

Adorable- as usual! I love her- is she friendly with the valentine couple? Is she willing to strap on a few bombs and go visit the neighbor...no of course not- she is very charming perhaps she could use that to your advantage...Charm over bombs? Might work...

svetlana said...

Here is the apology because I went to Birsk for the week and the Internet cafe did pass away. So I did not write to you and it is certain that you are wondering about my opinions. Your sand paintings is very nice. My granny is sending good wishes and saying: she did lose all neighbours when the many big trees fell down on top of those houses. Only her house stands up. Perhaps you live in a forest?

Anairam said...
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Anairam said...

kendalee - I am glad you like her! She has actually had to have some surgery - she wiggled her one little leg too vigorously and now the slit for the paper fastener has torn right through. Either I must make a bigger version of her, or try and find some of those beautiful tiny fasteners that Sarah uses on her dolls. Haven't thought of a name yet - any suggestions? Oh, and I must unfortunately announce the demise of Ms Mirabelle. She was but a concept, and the next version I make will be slightly smaller so that the she can fit properly into the box I have assigned to my projects. She got a wee bit squashed in the other one, and then I accidentally tore her foot off. So I put her out of her misery.

Sarah - She was totally inspired by your dolls! I want to use a better quality paper next time and (see above) some of those tiny and pretty paper fasteners you use!

Linda Sue - As for the bomb-strapping, hmmmm, I will ask her about it, but she doesn't look like the violent type. I definitely think charm is her thing! (Sometimes charm definitely works, although for me personally it takes such a lot of effort to be charming. I believe in being kind most of the time, and swearing for the rest of the time.)

svetlana - Oh, I am so glad you are back! I have been wanting to read your comments about my efforts. Please tell your granny I send her my best regards and good wishes. (I am not sure I understand about the trees, did one of them perhaps fall on the internet cafe?)