Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Saturday, October 10, 2015
The Toy Room
I made another trip
to my favourite thrift store last week. This time I took my favourite
daughter-in-law Rosa. She had never been there and we were having a
day. I love to dig through the piles and boxes in the toy room to
find the creepiest ones to use for projects. And there are always
some really cool doll parts in the crafts section.
If something has
potential... it goes in the cart. These little porcelain feet and
legs will make some great jewelry (thanks to Rosa for the great
The porcelain doll
heads, bodies, and parts will be useful in 3D projects.
A couple of plastic
dolls will go in a box with a few others and sit outside for the
winter. I am hoping for that weathered look and will let you know how
Score! Another troll
doll! I am always watching for these.
Not sure what I will
do with the 'genitally correct' doll but I am sure an idea will come
I found wax doll
parts that are quite interesting. They intrigue me and will go with
the wax head I found on a previous trip. See my post: Still Playing with Dolls
Prince Charming! I
am going to see how the armour looks on a different doll... like a
Barbie... or a troll!
This odd little
thing looks like an arm from a robot or something. I am going to
mount it on a board or wall and use as a wall hook. Other doll arms
and legs would work as well, but that will be a whole other blog
And the Creepy Award
for this shopping trip goes to... Santa and the Caroler. Found them in the
Christmas Room. The plastic figures have
faces that even freaked out the man at the counter. I was looking for an Elf on a Shelf but only found a
small little one and hope to get the real deal someday. I may have to
And in answer to
some people's question... Yes... sometimes I do feel like Sid in Toy
Story. But I try to be nice to my toys... I don't blow them up...
and I apologize before I pull their heads off!