Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dolls have never been my thing. The only doll I remember playing with when I was young was Bonny Braids, baby daughter of Dick Tracy and Tess Truehart, given to me by Santa. Most of the time I played outside with my friends.
A mi nunca me gustaron mucho los munecos. De nina recuerdo jugando con solo uno, Bonny Braids, hijita de los caracteres Dick Tracy y Tess Truehart del Los Angeles Times dijujos dominicales, un regalo de Santa Claus. La mayoria del tiempo jugaba afuera con mis amigos.

So imagine my dilemma when I had to come up with a doll for a recent women's exhibition. How could I relate to this?
Then I recalled I loved drawing paper dolls, especially designing new clothes using crayons, pencils and scissors... and the creative juices started.
Entonces pueden imaginar mi dilema cuando tenia que presentar un muneco para una exhibicion recien. Como pude relacionarme con esto? De repente recorde que me encantaba jugar con los munecos de papel, especialmente disenandoles ropa nueva con crayolas, lapices, y tijeras... y la creatividad empezo.

I am, after all, an artist who works with paper, I have ratty proofs all over the studio, and I tend to wear black a lot to hide my ink stains! So here you have my 'doll' for the doll exhibit at the annual Women's Show in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
De todos modos soy una artista que trabaja con paper, tengo pruebas de grabados fallados por todo el estudio, y tiendo a llevar el negro mucho para esconder las manchas de tinta. Entonces, aqui tienen a mi 'muneco' para la Exhibicion Annual del Mujer en Humacao, Puerto Rico.


Ellen Shipley said...

I love these paper dolls. ;-] But are you saying they're empty-headed? ;-j

vivien said...

I love this Diane :>)

I was like you and was never really into dolls but did enjoy designing paper dolls and their outfits. I preferred teddies and cats.

Lynette said...

Diane, your doll entry is very unique and looks wonderful! My sister and I used to spend hours drawing/cutting out paper dolls when we were young.

Diane, you just recieved an award in my blog! :)

Anita said...

I love this - so totally original!