Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Madam Opal and Grandma witch

I am so thrilled to have Madam Opal home and she looks amazing!!! She is more then I envisioned and the artist that worked on her were so in tune with what Madam Opal was meant to be:) I am honoured to have had so many talented doll maker work on her and will treasure her for a life time! I will definitely participate in a project like this again!!
Working on these different dolls forced me to work out side of my comfort zone and I think I am a better artist because of this, for this I will always be grateful. What a wonderful experience this was !!

When Grandma Witch arrived at my door, I was so excited to open her!! For a few reasons, one, she was my last doll to work on and two, she is amazing!!! For a few days she sat and watched me, she didn't say much, just observed the madness at my house. She seemed to gravitate to the cats and they seemed be around her alot. I think she felt safe around them. More so then with me or my BIG dogs. She need some thing to tell her secrets to and it wasn't me:(
I picked up my clay a few days after she arrived and this cat seemed to birth itself!!! Grandma Witch was watching and seemed to smile, I knew this was what she needed:)
The moment I finished this kitty and placed it in her arms, she was complete. They are a perfect pair and I heard them whispering to each other for the next couple of days before I gently packed her up with all her belongings she collected along her journey and sent her back to Cindy, home at last with an interesting story to tell I am sure:)
What a wonderful doll she is, such a gentle soul and beautiful face!! I loved seeing her in person, as all the other amazing dolls and again, can not express my gratitude for being able to of worked with all these talented artist and will always hold fond memories of this experience:)
Until next time.......ta ta for now


Zan Asha said...

Hey Jacqui!! Long time no see! Wow, what wonderful work---I also loved following the Traveling Art Dolls and the whole team did such amazing work! You all are amazing! Congrats on the beautiful team work and team spirit!!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Hi Zan:) I know I have been MIA for a whilke:( We have had a busy summer with tattoo conventions and the life of a part time doll maker wanna be full time doll maker!!
Thanks for the kind words on the project, it was truely an amazing journey and I was so honored to have been a part of it:) would love be part of it again.

I promise to try and post more now that the summer is winding down:)


Barbara said...

Hi Jacqui!!i really like your works,and this project it's amazing!!thank you for the visit,please come back soon.
I have a work in progress ,that maybe you will like!!!;-)
barbara!(greetings from Rome-Italy!!!!!)

Sue said...

Jacqui, Madame Opal turned out fabulous! It is really interesting to see the different dolls in the Travelling Art Dolls project and how the various artists have developed the concept of the doll.

I LOVE the cat you did for the witch! Awesome!

Coach Z said...

OOhh she is so fab!! I am very happy for you. What a great project this was!! Miss you!

Pattee said...

Wow Jacqui!
Fantastic job! I love that cat!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Barbera, I am sure what ever you are working on, (i will be sure to check it out) is awesome!! I do love your little beings, they are wonderful!!
Wow, Rome Italy, I would love to visit some day to your beautiful Country:)


Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Hello Sue:)

Nice to hear from you and glad you are feeling better too:)
It was really fabulous to have the chance to work on the dolls of these great artist:) Something I thing every one should do if given the chance. What a fun project, I am so happy I was part of!
Thanks for the kind words about Grandma Witches new Kitty friend:)


Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Hello Marzel

I am sorry I have been so absent this past month:( I miss you too and DAG. I am going to visit there right after this and get caught up!!
One more convention next week end and one more at the end of Oct then I think we are finsihed with them for a few months and I will be back in the doll saddle again:)


Odddollz by Jacqui said...

My Dear Pattee, You always have such sweet things to say:) you are a DOLL!


Unknown said...

wow, she looks awesome! I am so glad I got to do this project and have you on my team!
LOVE the companion you gave grandma witch and you know I love Opal!!
your ROCK!!!
:) Nicole

LoopyBoopy said...

Both these dolls came out fantastic! I love them. I agree this project was a blast!

Got up super early today so I could do some blog rolling. Your and a few others have inspired me and my day. Thanks Jacqui!!

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Hi Jaqui!!
I love the cat!!It really brings the whole piece together.

Big Hugs,

The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Jacqui, I'm glad she made it home as I'm glad I made it home! LOL Enjoy her! It was a great pleasure working with you on this amazing project! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I will speak to you soon. So much to catch up on girl! LOL
LOve ya