Monday, March 5, 2018

Paper Doll Club


I'm making paper dolls because I am in a paper doll club! Here are the first ones I made for partner Zina Cate. I chose a traditional theme remembering paper dolls I played with as a child.



 The paper doll club involves members swapping handmade paper dolls on a monthly basis. The group is hosted by a dear friend of mine and mixed- media artist, Jackie-Paninski-Neal. We've only just begun so if you have questions or would like to join please email Jackie here:

Take a peek at Jackie's creative and beautiful blog world at: Creating Without Crayons   She has recently been published and featured in Stampington magazines.

Our first swap is happening now and we decided to have the theme for the doll open to artist interpretation. My swap friend for this month is the talented Zina Cate. See more of her work and her princess paper dolls here:   Zina Cate Facebook Page

The title of her doll is "Metamorphosis." No more talking...let's take a look at "Metamorphosis."

She is standing on my art table and greets me every time I enter the room.

Soulful eyes and the spirit of creative energy. WOW!

I love this dream.

The skirt has my attention. I love books and I love the work she put into layering the text from a book.

WOW! She is 13 inches tall.

Fancy shoes for dancing the butterfly dance under a full moon.

The detail of this backing is awesome.
Love to you Zina Cate for sending me this original dream doll of yours.  For now she is in my studio but I bet she ends up on my Christmas tree this year! What a joyful creation.

This is a wonderful group of artists that will be sharing paper creations all year! Maybe I'll see there.

Cheers and Hugs,


june said...

A beautiful doll to receive in the swap Darlene!

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

What a beautiful creation! I also use the fancy dolls on my Christmas tree. So glad Jackie created the group and that you and Zina both joined in

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a lovely doll from Zina. Thank you so much for sharing her here and thanks to Jackie for getting us all together. This is a beautiful blog post. This group is going to be so much fun!

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I just LOVE the pages used for the skirt, what a genius idea by Zina!!
So happy you have shared Darlene
Jackie xx

Genteelities Dolls said...

It was pure joy to create this doll! I am so glad she is right at home with you and she will look delightful on your Christmas Tree! Thanks to Jackie PN for having this group and Linda E. Wyatt for inviting me. I look forward to creating more fun dolls and look forward to another time when we will be trade partners! Love to you Darlene! Zina

Debora Missoorten said...

It sounds such a lovely project !

Jean Stachler said...

Darlene, those are adorable! I played with alot of paper dolls as a child!