Saturday, July 31, 2010

Frida Khalo update and copyright issues

It seems the Paper Doll I made for the ADO MMC will not now be going into the shop as it turns out that Frida Khalo's family have finally decided to assert their rights to license her likeness and name (quite rightly). I had presumed that the abundance of Frida inspired work out there meant that her image and name had been granted some sort of public commons license (or whatever they call those things) but apparently the estate now think enough is enough and want to clamp down on the misuse of her legacy.

It's a shame as this was the very first doll project I have been able to finish this year, and having had my own injury setback (albeit on a much, much, much less serious scale to poor Frida's) I found this woman very inspiring. Doesn't give me more right than her family to make money from the association with her though... fair enough! My Frida Paper doll will not go on sale.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

More for Frida

I was going to put Frida in the shop today but decided last night that she needs a scene to stand in front of. That means producing another sheet... watch this space :o)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Frida's Outfit

Here's aneak peek at one of Frida's outfits, and some of her little friends!


Frida Paper Doll

Here is my first real doll of 2010!!! A cut out and dress up Frida Kahlo De Rivera paper doll inspired by ADO's mini Monthly Challenge for July. It's been years since I made any paper dolls, so I thought I'd go for something that didn't require any paper engineering to start off.

The pics below show the card sheet with the basic doll, there are 2 further paper sheets (all A4) of outfits and accessories, including her amazing hairstyles and jewellery. We all know Frida loved her Mexican Indian outfits and sometimes also dressed as a man. I just need to finish up her "wardrobe" (very colourful, she comes with parrots too! Sneak preview tomorrow) and then she will be available to buy in the shop later this week. Hope you like her :o)



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Frida a go go

Just starting my Frida doll for the Mini Monthly Challenge. Will post some WIP pics in the next few days :o)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sewing again

Last night I managed a bit of time on my sewing machine, my ankle is achey this morning but not too bad... you know what this means? I will be able to get back to making my dolls pretty soon! I have my final doll to finish for the TDP, Angela Rosseau's Nadia, but as soon as she is on her way, I can concentrate on Freaky Little Things again. Yay! After so many false starts, you have no idea how relieved I am.

I managed to finish off this dress for Miss Beatrix Plum (my DOT E-an) and so now she doesn't have to wear elfdoll hand-me-downs with big safety pins in the back anymore! I'm off to get some lunch then get to work on Nadia, pictures later in the week :o)


Friday, July 9, 2010

Wonderland weekend with ADO

It's the Wonderland Event Weekend over at ADO. Participants will start posting all their fantastic Alice inspired dolls so hop on over to the ADO blog to join in the fun :o)

Ok, I am so late that I didn't make it, haven't finished my Alice doll and doubt I will until next week now!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wonderland and Frida

I'm late, I'm late.... for the ADO Alice in Wonderland Blog Challenge!!

I entered back in April but the ol' leg hasn't let me make a dolly, until NOW that is. Decided to do a paper doll instead as the sewing machine is still proving a hurdle. Started drawing yesterday and have my idea and rough sketches. I find it kind of annoying that I can draw just fine when I have a deadline looming, but when I have all the time in the world, these days the paper remains blank. Still, the finished doll will be revealed on this Blog next Thursday (the 8th) and then you are all welcome to join us in falling down the rabbit hole to Wonderland on Friday the 9th. All participating blogs will be posting their Wonderland entries and a mad time should be had by all :o)

So enthused that I've entered the mini monthly challenge too, subject? Frida Khalo and look at the stunning illustration ADO member Dorote produced for the page, lovely!