Monday, January 9, 2012

Art Challenge January 9

Paper Dolls

Did you ever play with paper dolls when you were little?
It may depend on your age (not asking for disclosures here lol!)
My mom, who was born during the depression, 
played with paper dolls all the time. 
She and her sister would make their own.
She made me paper dolls when I was young and I was enchanted
for a while, but soon abandoned them for Barbie or Chatty Cathy.
Those of you younger than me may not 
have ever played with paper dolls!

Paper dolls are everywhere in the art world today
and now is your chance to get creative and make your own,
because that is the challenge this week!

Think of making them into 
wall art
digital collage sheets 
cupcake toppers
 assemblage pieces
gift tags 
greeting cards
 journal pages

I'm sure you can think of more!

Design your own, or take images of historical figures 
and turn them into something new and whimsical.

Dolls don't have to be human figures.
This one is perfect for the new year, 
since it is the Year of the Dragon!

How would your pet look as a paper doll? 
Of course, irresistibly cute!

I can't wait to see the creations you can come up with 
by Sunday, January 15.
Any medium is welcome. 
There are guidelines in the sidebar >>>>
if you haven't played with us before.

Something new this week!
Starting with the January 9, 2012 challenge,
a Showcase Winner will be selected from the entries.
See the info in the right sidebar for details!

Happy creating!


Kat W said...

Cool challenge to get me creative again. I'm part way to getting back into my creative work. This may just help me try something new & fun.

Thanks Maggie
Kat :-) Xx

Shelinwa said...

Love it Maggie!!

bohemiannie! art said...

Cool challenge! I've been cutting out paper dolls for my I've got them on the brain! I'm gonna try to play along for the first time this week...finally!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

Here are my paper dolls, digital-style.

amy said...

love this! thanks for including my paper doll blocks! :)

amy said...

love this! thanks for including my paper doll blocks! :)

Grannie Annie said...

Awesome challenge...

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Very cool dolls! I was born just after the war so they were very much part of my world. Can't wait to see all the participants. xoDonna

Janine said...

What a great subject,
I love paperdolls and I just created one.
You find it on my blog:
Have a great week

peggy gatto said...

Part 1
I'll be back with part 2!!!

Lins Artyblobs said...

I've always loved paper dolls. My creation can be found here

gma said...

Here is my paperdoll

Jeanette said...

Thanks for this fun challenge.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought of all kinds of dolls, but finally made a new one for this challenge. I would have loved to make that dragon, but it was well beyond my skill set.

kirstin mcculloch said...

What a great challenge - I used to love dressing up paper dolls when I was a wee one!

Here is my doll:


Magpie said...

Kirstin, your link is going to the wrong page...

Here is the correct link for Kirstin:

PetraB said...

Hope it's not too late yet for this magnificent challenge ... LOVED it! And her is my paper doll of a bit of a different kind.

priti.lisa said...

Here is my post...

I wish I could have done more with this inspired theme. Happy Sunday my friend♥♥♥

Magpie said...

Here are my paper dolls :)

Shelinwa said...

Hee is mine

Catharine said...

I know I'm too late but thought I would add a post anyway!

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