Friday, March 07, 2008

Flopsie Arrives....

Spring is definitely here in the Antelope Valley!! Everywhere I look there are trees blossoming in lovely shades of pink and white. The days are warmish and the nights are chilly....but all too soon you can be sure the HEAT will arrive and I'll be an unhappy gal! I like the very short seasons of fall and spring....short here because we usually go straight from winter into summer and vice versa! But I'm enjoying it all while it lasts.

Yesterday I was in the studio most of the day. I started out thinking I'd make a very long Dotee doll and call her "Long Tall Sally" (that's now what I'm doing today!) but Sally wasn't ready yet. Flopsie was pushing her way to the front! So instead of Sally I created Flopsie....



She has a handpainted face....



And torn strips of fabric make up her tassel....



I had so much fun making her. As soon as I painted her face, I loved her. I think she looks quite ready for Easter with those hot pink ribbons around her ears. It's not an Easter bonnet but she's happy.

Today I'm hoping Sally appears! But who knows who might show up and insist on being "born"!!!

31 comments:

  1. Oh she is cute...
    and what a great name..

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  2. As artists, we must always be open to where the Muse leads! Making dolls is rather an adventure, as we work to see whom will emerge from our creativity! Keep on playing!

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  3. She is adorable...love her face.

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  4. She's wonderful Janet. I love her name. It suits her perfectly.

    Hugs! Nancy

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  5. Flopsie is adorable and I agree her face has character..bright eyed!! Love her!
    Janet I am always envious when I read blogs telling me how warm and sunny their temperatures are this time of year but since I'm in SUNNY WARM Arizona....I can smile and soak up the rays too!!!
    I have lots of exploring to do even though we've been here several times...always a new adventure waiting for us!!

    Any suggestions for us when we return to Sante Fe ..pass them along on my blog or by email!!
    We know it is well know for its art district...and will explore on route home in 2 months!!
    Waving at you with SUNBLOCK in hand!! smiling and happy NG

    P.S. my foot is swelling quite a bit when I'm on it too long..short shopping trips only!.. :(

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  6. She is a cutie all right. I'm so glad you are having fun during your spring.

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  7. I love her Janet and it's nice to see you stitching again.

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  8. Ohh Janet - she really is just adorable. Love it that you followed your muse!!

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  9. Janet, I love Flopsie, she is precious, if she needs a home let me know. Hee Hee! Hugs***Renea

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  10. She's beautiful!! I love her hand painted face :) Are you going to post things like this plushy in your etsy shop??
    lots of miracles to you!
    k-

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  11. What a terrific PURPLE blog! See ... it really must be fate that you read my post on Violette's blog!! Beautiful art!!

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  12. Glad you hopped on down the Easter trail, following your muse - that is one cute bunny. I wonder if Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter will be coming down your Easter trail too...
    :)

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  13. Oh, my, a doll, I have not made dolls for a long while. This one is so cute. I am so impressed with your creativity, Janet.

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  14. I love Flopsie! What a character she is! You really are on a creative roll!

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  15. OH MY Golly! That is so cutie! Janet..you are a creative gal ! hopping right down that bunny trail! WE are having high winds Very HIGH! Everything is bloomimg ,though!

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  16. great doll, great face

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  17. Oh my Janet! what a cute bunny!you are so very clever! xx

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  18. She is soooooo sweet!

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  19. She is totally adorable! xoxoxo

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  20. What a gorgeous bunny Dotee! She would make a fabulous Easter gift.

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  21. AWWW, Flopsie has the cutest ears! I'd love to see some flowers! All I see right now out my window is white, white, white.

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  22. Ahhh How precious!!!
    She is absolutely darling Janet!
    :-)

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  23. What a sweetie pie you made there Janet,,she is precious!!! It made me smile,,you did a great job on her!!! She's a keeper!!!!
    xoxooxoxoxoxoxo

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  24. I Just adore that little face!

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  25. that doll is really pretty. The face just sings. I enjoyed seeing your plum trees in flower. Very pretty Janet.

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  26. Good-morning Janet, I think Flopsie is adorable. She made me smile. I used to make dolls...it is really special to see them come to life. You could probably make a whole family. I have missed you to.
    Extra Big Hug, Mary

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  27. She's gorgeous. You did a great job on her and I'll look forward to seeing long tall Sally soon.

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  28. She is just the cutest! Those ears are the best, and what a wonderful face.

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  29. I can't believe I didn't comment here....I am SO behind on blogs while I am knee deep in playing with the new computer toy!
    BUT I LOVE this doll....I love the face, the color, the shape. It's wonderful to see you doing various things. What did you ever do with the one you beaded?
    XOXO

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  30. She's so cute! A little pushy perhaps...but with that face, who cares. ;-)

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