Tuesday, December 15, 2009
FULL MOON ART DOLLS FOR 2010
What is this challenge? Well, it's certainly NOT a competition. I will post a list of the most common Native American names for the monthly full moon.
If you want to participate create your interpretation of this theme, for the month and on the day of the full moon post a picture, on your blog, with some information about how you made it, materials used and anything you might think we would be interested in knowing about your creation.
FOR EXAMPLE: January Full Moon goes by the name of FULL WOLF MOON, OLD MOON or MOON AFTER YULE
Pick one of those names and create your interpretation of that theme.
Leighanna Light said in the book, Who's Your Dada, by Linda and Opie O'Brien, "an art doll is an assemblage of objects that resemble or represent a figure or part of a figure."
She took the words right out of my mouth. Perhaps you want to work with wood, twigs, clay, fabric or metal. Maybe you want to call your Full Moon creation a figure, art doll, icon, statue, spirit doll or even an assemblage figure.
I DO NOT want people to think that they have to make a certain type of "doll".
What I want to do and I hope some of you do too is to stretch myself a little. Move out of my comfort zone when creating art dolls and try something different.
If you get a chance to look at, Who's Your Dada, at the bookstore or from the library I strongly suggest you do so. Not only do Linda and Opie have a large chapter on techniques and materials which is excellent, they also feature projects and a gallery of odd dolls created by other artists.
These alone could be a book in themselves. I've been pouring over this book since it arrived in the mail a week or so ago.
Your creation will be yours to keep. You can have all similar types or try something different for each month. You can join us or one month, two or the full 12. Just send me your blog site addy so I can post it and everybody playing can go see what you created.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th, is the day of the FULL WOLF MOON.
That's when you have to have your "doll" creation done. You've got lots of time.
RELAX, this is supposed to be fun.
I'll post reminders during the month of January.
I hope you decide to play.
I look forward to seeing what you have created
Questions: email me and I will try to answer them for you.
:)Bea Looking forward to a packed year of CREATING!
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