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Monday, June 9, 2014

Ariana - The Lady Bug Goddess: A Compilation of Broken and Recycled Parts

"Ariana - The Lady Bug Goddess"
About 20" x 14" wingspan
Multi-Media
Art Doll and Photo by Gloria von Gesslein, aka: Mrs. Art Doll Maker
Upper body view

One of my favorite things to do is to recreate something out of nothing or basically what we consider to be throw away items. Its the challenge to see how a worthless item can be turned into something interesting and beautiful. 

Ariana speaks directly to that.  She was created with lots of broken parts that I recycled and resurfaced.  

  • The body is from a broken jewelry bodice. 
  • Swag across her body is a piece of broken bra jewelry
  • The wings are a petticoat from a Victorian doll.
  • The arms are from a broken nutcracker.
  • The legs are little wooden candlestick pieces. 
  • The antennas are chenille stems and pompoms (I actually handmade them. I made an entire box of pom poms just to use up yarn.)
  • The base is from a broken art doll. I added faux moss, funky trim, a little faux broken egg to match the butterfly and the nest is made from Easter basket grass)

Ariana was created for a swap and resides with her new Mom.

"Ariana - The Lady Bug Goddess"
About 20" x 14" wingspan
Multi-Media
Art Doll and Photo by Gloria von Gesslein, aka: Mrs. Art Doll Maker
Full body view

"Ariana - The Lady Bug Goddess"
About 20" x 14" wingspan
Multi-Media
Art Doll and Photo by Gloria von Gesslein, aka: Mrs. Art Doll Maker
Detailed view of bird's nest and blue egg


"Ariana - The Lady Bug Goddess"
About 20" x 14" wingspan
Multi-Media
Art Doll and Photo by Gloria von Gesslein, aka: Mrs. Art Doll Maker
Detailed view of hand painted face

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