Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Altered Art Doll...er, Bear!

Miss Teapot in the Library with the sugar bowl. Clue game....remember? Okay, so my sense of humor is rather out there this evening. What I should have said was.....Ta Da! This is what has kept me so busy these last few days....my altered art teddy bear submission to Art Doll Quarterly. I don't know if she'll make it into the magazine but she sure was fun to create!!

Yes, that is an upside down teapot as a bodice and arms!! All built on a wire dress form covered in layers and layers of antique lace. There are bowsies and posies and velvet snips and bits and bobs here and there. I'll try to get a close up of the hoop skirt in the morning so you can see the detail. Now all I have to do is package the little darling. That should be an event in itself!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Edited to add skirt detail. Underlayment of lace. Wire form. Lace sewn on wire hoops. Bowsies and Posies. More and more lace. Velvet cumberbund w/MOP buckle. Antique locket case, key and sugar bowl. Lots of itty bitty work!! Miss Teapot is only 10 inches tall!!


Folksie Linda said...

Wow Aleta .. she is darling! I am sure she will get picked for the magazine.. i love that magazine!
The work you put into that piece is amazing! Good Luck with her!
Fingers crossed! Hugs, Folksie Linda

Anonymous said...

Wow! She looks really cool mom!

Love, B

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
What a really cool bear! I hope it makes the magazine. Nice to hear from a fellow bear maker....I will add you to my fav blog list.

Vee said...

Aleta...this is exactly the type of thing that will make that magazine!! Just "regular" dolls hardly ever make it...they love the waaaaay out and wacky things..... so "art" bears should be just the ticket! great idea!

grace said...

wow thats so beautiful, looks like it took so much time. good luck on making it into the magazine :D

Shel said...

Gorgeous and flawless, Aleta, as I knew anything you'd produce would be. If this doesn't get in I'll be curious -- and shocked -- to see what does. I think it's totally up ADQ's alley. I submitted a piece myself, also a step away from my personal norm, but not as far from "teddy bear" as your entry, which I'm just awestruck over. Good luck to us both, friend! PS Doncha think that nothing would be finer than to be featured side by side? Actually our pieces would look cute together! It will be a long and difficult wait for that issue, won't it??? :)~ Love ya, girly. You impress me so!

All Bear said...

Oh wow! What fascinating work!