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Wednesday, September 16

Final Ode of the Day: Sweet, Sweet Adventures in Contentment

“There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.”

 Swami Sivananda 

This piece is called "Adventures in Contentment"

eta: recycled box inspired by andrea wiebe

This is an art doll that I composed from digital elements using the Ultimate Art Doll Collab by sherriejd and tangie baxter (click to enlarge). You can mix and match to create your own unique one-of-kind doll.{ Click here to see examples }by their creative team.

It's kind of hard to get a good view of the background, but you can a glimpse of it here. I used acrylics to paint layer upon layer of paint, some stamping, sprayed with glimmer mist, etc. Glitter is embedded not only into some of the paint, but also along the floor, and the "ceiling" of the box.
The box is actually a recycled box, a WW Smart Ones Pizza Box - you can see it -->here (link)

 For the upper part of the painted background, I embedded pink, purple, green, teal seed beads into the paint along with a few pearl beads, and glitter. There is black lace along the top before the ceiling. Behind the doll's head and upper body is a Hambly transparency. Over the left shoulder (our left), is a postage tag with a heart  from japan on a pop dot.

The printed tape from Prima is disappointing that it didn't photograph well, it says "If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal."
I cut the title from a vintage book of the same title. Don't you just love it? 

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Nat said...

What an amazing project- so love it!!!!

Marit said...

Really gorgeous again!!!!

Tangie Baxter said...

oh i'm so loving this! you amaze me! she's gorgeous and I LOVe the "adventures in contentment". all the flowers just make me smile. wonderful lady just wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon

Definitely gonna recommend this post to a few friends