Friday, January 18, 2013

book, barbie and me . . .

Here is the little book that I was telling you about that I was going to use for my 'altered book'  mixed media project.   I have a friend who rescues abandoned Barbies from the thrift and totally revamps them.  Since I have long wanted to paint Barbie this conversation finally convinced me to give it a go. 

This in no way looks like the Barbie I was painting but it's not too shabby as far as a portrait goes.  Here is an artist who does a fantastic job painting Barbie. (More about her later.)  Anyway I have maybe 10 $2.99 Barbies now (they were on sale) - so we will see how it goes.  If you are 'two times thirty' and still love dolls - what better excuse to be in Toys R Us.  Get yourself a Barbie.

4 comments:

JanettMarie said...

Looks like Barbie eyes and Barbie hair.
I like the collage elements you added. The texture in her face is cool.

Helen H Trachy said...

I visited your friend Julie and her Barbie girls. Wow! She's full of ideas and very colorful.
I think your new book will be a hit, looking good! Have a great weekend.

Janet said...

I like your Barbie face. She's cute.

I never owned a Barbie. I'm just old enough that they came out when I was past the stage of playing with dolls. My daughter wasn't a doll person so Barbie didn't make any money from us!

lee said...


i think you got barbie's eyes and hair, i love your lips, you do them great, and i love the shadows, I love the whole thing, I went over and looked at the other site, she is quite the painter, very good