Oh my goodness, I almost forgot I made this. I was browsing through my past art, and saw this piece, and decided to post it on my blog. I made this over three years ago. A fine lady and artist in our local art group was involved in an Puzzle RR, and her theme was Artdolls. However, she had a few puzzle pieces left over and asked for volunteers to help her finish her puzzle. So I jumped in and volunteered, although I'd never worked on a puzzle piece before, nor made an artdoll. So all of this was new to me, but it presented a challenge I relished.
This is what I came up with. The background was "grunge paper" we'd made in our art group at one of our meetings. Totally love that grunge technic, which is in my labels on my blog. The face on this was a paper cast I had made, and I just painted it and used crystals for the eyes. The arms and legs were made from felt wrapped around a wooden skewer and zapped with a heat gun to melt it, as far as I can recall. I'm a bit foggy on that technic. I used beads from a dismanteled necklace for the hands, and rusted found objects for the torso and feet.
Gee, now that I've revisited this piece, I really like it. Well, the idea of wild artdolls excites me, but I've only made three. So maybe I should revisit that idea and theme??? Ahhhh, there are so many themes and choices out there for art -- it gets to be a bit overwhelming, does it not my dear artist friends? Perhaps accidentally stumbling on this piece of art I made years ago can inspire me now to make another artdoll. Well, God knows I could sure use some inspiration about now. Who knows? Will I act on this, or file it away for a future time?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this piece. And if inspires you, or gives you some ideas, so much the better. Perhaps sometimes visiting old art can be a good thing, a catalyst for renewal and new art.
Addendum: Some people have asked about the size of this piece. I don't still have this piece, because I made it for another artist. So I'll have to guess about the size. My guess is it's approximately 5-6 inches wide and 5-6 inches tall. My particular piece to work on was more like a square, but of course not all the puzzle pieces were like that. So, this was a large puzzle piece puzzle that was used for her Round Robin. I'm not sure where these large puzzles can be purchased, but they're out there. And probably also online. And maybe at some thrift stores and yard sales. I hope this helps.