Day 21 of AEDM

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YEAH!  The one co-worker’s COVID test came back negative! This one I had contact with. The other one, whom I did not have contact with, came back positive.  BOO!  She said she & her hubs are doing okay so far.  I’m grateful we (meaning the cafeteria staff) are off until after the Thanksgiving holiday.  One more thing I’m grateful for & will be thanking all my Holy Helpers & crew for continuing to keep my family safe.

Onto the creative juicy stuff.  So, IT happened.  I took a fresh look at the Gourd Trouble’s face & said NOPE.

I painted it black & while the black paint was still wet, went over it with blue.  It’s a lovely shade of dark blue/gray.  I started again with white paint for the “stars” & instead decided to stick to my tried & true love of metallic silver.  What I love about the metallic silver is how much the “stars” pop out or stay subtle depending on how the light hits.

Of course, I checked in with The Bun & got an Oh-Hella-Yes approval.

All the dolls I make have eyelashes of some sort.  I, on the other hand, do not have long luscious lashes & this is how I compensate.  I’ve tried wearing faux lashes.  The end result takes hours & the lashes on the floor or in a glued up heap.  I’d really like to try the magnetic ones because I am an eternal optimist at the core.

Okay, enough about that…

In the background, you can see the curly yarn that will be used for the doll’s hair. There, sitting all pretty are my nemesis of the crown, the silicone corn kernels. I found one stray plastic fly on the floor.  I’m thinking of adding it to my co-worker (the one that received the Queen of the Cafeteria Ladies crown) Christmas present.  Mwhahahahahahaha.  Okay, I’m getting off track.  I’m going to cover the whole piece in little silver dots while White Christmas (the movie) plays in the background.  I love this movie.  I also love Holiday Inn.  And, if you haven’t watched it yet, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey on Netflix is fabulous.  I’m a sucker for musicals.  Oh yeah, you can also see in the background the tree that fell during a nasty storm last weekend.  The only good thing about that is I’ll have a better view of the farm field.  You never know what beasties you’ll catch moving about out there.  Please ignore the dirt on my window.  It’s hard to get my minions to clean properly.

And, here’s a bit of a close-up. I’m happy about the direction the doll is going. That’s all for today’s AEDM brought to you from a cool & cloudy day in the Flatlands of NW Ohio. Stay safe & I hope your day/evening is full of awesomesauciness!

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4 Responses to Day 21 of AEDM

  1. Erika N says:

    Wow, he is so much better now. Sometimes it does take that extra coat of paint and a little time for ideas to brew. Happy weekend, and glad about the covid test of the nearest worker.

  2. You know I LOVE this so much. Great job. The eyes are fabulous.

  3. Serena Lewis says:

    The doll is looking fabulous!

    I must admit I’ve never been a fan of musicals but I do enjoy Christmas movies…will check them out, thanks. 🙂

    So glad you were in contact with the ‘right’ person and not at higher risk of contracting coronavirus. Scary times. Stay safe and well. Same goes for your work colleagues.

  4. That is turning out great, Tracy. It’s certainly going to be colorful once you add the hair.

    Good news about your co-worker and let’s hope all stays well with the other one, too.

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