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Doll Day

Do you recognize this doll? Most of the women will and some of the men may as well. She is very famous!

What does that have to do with anything? Well let me tell you a story!

I was about 8 years old and I went to visit with my neighbours daughter who was a little older. When we went up to her bedroom I saw something I had never seen before. She had a large collection of Barbie dolls. I itched to play with them. When I asked I was told no, they are only for looking at.

That made mo sense in my eight year old mind, if I had owned them I would certainly play with them. I wanted one.

Fast forward to Christmas that year, I had bugged my mom for a barbie all year long. When I opened one of my gifts I saw that it was a fashion doll, one of the knock offs.

I didn't care I played with that doll for a long time until we moved from that house. She sort of got lost in all the packing and for a long time I forgot about her.

In my adult years after the internet came into being I ran across some images that rekindled my interest in them and played into my interest of altered art. A few years after that I bought a few fashion dolls from Value Village and set out to alter them into the seasons and the four primary elements.

This is one that got finished. If you can't tell by looking at it this is fire. I ran out of feathers before I got to her legs so they ended up being spray painted orange

I finished 2.5 in each set and since today is doll day I thought I would pull out water and winter and finish them.

This is as far as I got with water, I want to add some fins or something so he looks kinda like a merman.

I don't have pictures of the others and my phone refuses to talk to my computer at the moment so I can't just take a few and share them.

Well except to Instagram. I'll take photos and share them on my Instagram @cherylmarois during the day.

Maybe if I get energy enough I will begin earth and summer today as well

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