Transforming a doll Part 1

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Start with the idea, sketch, muse.

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Pull out the old doll. If she needs some TLC, so much the better.

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Plan the outfit…

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Next up- prepping the doll… Stay tuned!

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Broken vintage doll Part 3: a new life.

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I found this doll at Salmagundi West in Gastown in 2011.

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My first instinct was to paint on her.  See my posts:

BROKEN VINTAGE DOLL Part 1: AS BLANK CANVAS

Broken vintage doll as blank canvas PART 2: “de ver la vida abierta”

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The quote “de ver la vida abierta” means at seeing life opened. Taken from Frida Kahlo’s Painting: The Bride Frightened at Seeing Life Opened, 1943.

The doll continues to be inspiring.  Her next transformation stage happened yesterday.  She finally got arms.

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And on Sunday I purchased a lovely vintage child’s slip in FORT LANGLEY.

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I knew who needed to wear it.

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