Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Kokeshi Dolls

Bethany is hosting an online gallery of Kokeshi inspired dolls. There are so many interesting ones...go there and take a look. I created two dolls on wooden forms I purchased at Micheal's. I am not skilled at painting by any means, so I mostly used paper & ribbon for my first one and the lace at the bottom of Poppy's skirt. I love the name Poppy & when I suggested it to Paul as a name for Avery he said no...his daughter would not be called daddy. Oh well..Willow went out too. But I am oh so happy we both decided toname her Avery. I absolutely adore her soooo much =)

"Poppy" & "First"
Kokeshi dolls


Kokeshi dolls~ Poppy
The rosemary is about to attack!!

Kokeshi doll~ First*

Here is Bryce's version of a Kokeshi doll...the worker. I said what kind of worker. He replied with, you know like Bob the Builder. Got it! Can you see the yellow hair on his green hea and his belt?


Anonymous said...

They are so fresh and so cute ! :)

Bethany said...

I LOVED your Kokeshis!! I thought the paper and lace were so cool! I didn't even think of using that. I wish you had included Bryce's little doll because I think children's work is so great! (That's one reason I became an art teacher!). Thanks for mentioning the show on your blog too. I am so happy about all the great comments we've received! (BTW I love the name Poppy too!!!)