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Playing with dolls...

Barbie Transformation Project It’s a funny thing how inspiration works.  At 54 years old I had no idea I would spend a Saturday playing with Barbie dolls.  In fact, as a child, I spent little time playing with dolls.  That might have had something to do with the fact that we very little money and could not afford real Barbie’s.  The closest thing that I had to a Barbie doll was a plastic doll from the 99 cents store who’s legs where attached with rubber bands (inside of her body) and, well, when the rubber bands broke, which they did within the first week of ownership, all I was left with was a legless lady. This past week, a friend posted a video about a woman named Sonia who has created some really wonderful little dolls, by wiping off the factory faces of dolls she found in a second hand store and hand painting new faces onto their little heads - ultimately transforming them into a picture of sweet, youthful, purity!  I was inspired! After breakfast on Saturday, I decided I had to…

The Project!

So, I had a huge jar of left over glass pebbles--you know the kind that you get at the craft store in those little net bags. I use the flawless ones to make my custom art pendants and rather than throw away the flawed ones, I kept collecting them in a large glass jar hoping someday I would come up with a brilliant idea. Well, here it is! It's a work in progress...
I first cut out pages from an old pocket Bible that was falling apart and missing pages.