ADO, "Art Dolls Only" team is hosting an art doll challenge. Members and art doll enthusiasts were asked to create a doll in the theme of "elements", and then post their doll on their blog today. Click the picture above to see the list of participants on the ADO team blog, then go blog visiting to see what everyone came up with! The challenge pieces will be posted all weekend.
I am a water lover. I was raised at a Lake, I've lived at the ocean, and I'm a water sign. Both of my children were born under water. So it is no great surprise that I chose WATER as my element and I sculpted three mermaids. I gave them each a Hawaiian name.
Here is the first mermaid I did. Her name is Lokelani (lo-kay-lan-ee).
Lokelani is a one of a kind handmade art doll. She is 9" tall including her base. The shells in her hair were picked up on the beaches of Kauai, and she wears a piece of sunrise shell (a rare and beautiful shell the color of the sunrise) in back. Lokelani is mostly polymer clay. I used a starfish from a vintage box of treasures I inherited, and I did not buy it, you know they kill them just to sell to tourists at the beach, so please don't buy them new!
She is a polymer clay sculpture which I have mounted to a large clam shell. I painted the clam shell to resemble abalone, and added a few sparkly details.
Her hair is Tibetan lambs wool, she wears Swarovski crystals and seashells in her hair. Ke'alohi stands 7.5" tall including base, and is 6" across.
Finally I made "Pikake" which is the name for a Hawaiian flower used to make leis.
Pikake is the most inquisitive of the three, and I love the movement I achieved with her. It is as if she is swimming in a circular dance. Her hair is spiky and wild, and she is mounted on a silk flower which is meant to represent a colorful anemone.
All three of these mermaids are for sale in my Etsy Shop.
Thanks for looking at my ADO Element Dolls!