Hello! How are ya? It’s been a hot minute since the last doll update because I’ve been busy with Dad. He’s moved from The NC to The Flatlands of OH.
The Father Unit in his new place!
Anyways, I’m glad he’s here now and living close to one of us. It’s going to take some adjustment on both our parts. I have to not be smothering and want to do all the things for him. Yeah. I’ve caught myself a few times.
Are you ready to see where I’m at with this doll?
I know! So. So. So darn cute and weird and WTF all rolled into one. That stuff on top of the head is how we figure out what to use for hair implants.
Look at those lashes! Here, yet again is the influence of Drag Queens. Lashes Baby. Lotsa lashes. I doubled up on these beauts. I can’t put lashes on my own damn eyes. I wish I could. Since I can’t, my lust for lush lashes must be lived through dolls. Don’t judge. I’m tempted to try those new magnetic ones.
I decided to go whole-hog on the cloth arms and legs. Thanks to Carmen Alana Tibbets’ Agosia Arts and her YouTube videos, I now have a way to execute lightly poseable appendages. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a lot of years. Who knew a simple thing called button joints would work brilliantly on a gourd?
Look Ma! I’m bendy! Fun tidbit: There were several knee blowouts due to using a bead vs a button for the joint. A few surgeries later and it’s all good. Buttons are now on the things to look out for at estate sales.
A couple of change orders came through from The Muses. I forgot about this one. Hell, I didn’t remember what these were for when I found them. I guessed arms until I bent them into silly shapes. This doll beastie is going over-the-top and wants horns.
They are way too long in their current form. Plus, I have no recollection of what’s underneath that string. No other way to find out but to go in with the knife. Mwhahahahahahaha.
The other change was to cover the face with eggshells in addition to the body. This is one of those rare times when having egg on your face is a good thing. The egg that lands on my face is of my own doing and entertaining to others. Here’s another fun tidbit; You have to remove the inner membrane inside the eggshell (membranectomy) before using them. Luckily, I had a stash ready to go. I live dangerously and have all of my eggs in one basket. Plus, if I consume copious amounts of eggs, I break out with eczema. Not fun.
Here are a couple close-ups of the button joint. This is commonly used on a cloth body. The needle is fed through a button, the arm, the body and poked out the other side through the arm and another button, then back through. On a gourd, holes are drilled on each side of the body because the shell is way to hard to poke a needle through. I had to cut a hole out of her bottom in order to feed the needle through the leg holes. Let’s not mince words. She had a bumectcomy. Ready for another fun tidbit? I lost the piece I cut out. I know! Can you imagine a surgeon misplacing one of your parts? I fashioned a new bottom out of wood so we are good to go. I am one resourceful surgeon. Great with gourd people, but not one you’d recommend for a human being or beloved animal companion. Plus, I don’t have the stomach for gooey, squishy insides.
Cut down & attach horns (Greate, now I have a 2 Live Crew earworm (explicit). Damn earworms)
Attach said horns
Sew hair wefts
Implant hair wefts
Clothes (Cute ruffled undies are on the list)
Create bat-like wings.
I told you, over-the-top weirdness. I’m rolling with it because it’s fun and I like the wackadoo direction this is going. That all fits perfectly for where I’m at, what I’ve been feeling and where I’m headed. I’ll share more about that when it’s finished.
Have a super day, stay weird and may your lashes be lush and long.