My last painting-a-day project, for which I started this blog back in January of 2007, was to help me get over a block, to push myself as an artist, and to help me to find my voice. It is because of the approximately 2 and a half years that I spent doing daily paintings that my work has come to the place where it is now.
So it is with much excitement that I introduce my new project- A Paper-Doll-a-Day! While the last project was about artistic growth, this one is about making lots and lots of paper dolls! The pieces will be various sizes, from "minis" up to almost life sized. Some may be individual figures or outfits, while others will be whole collections. I am planning to post at least 6 days each week, so I should end the year with 312-365 paper doll pieces.
"How can I help?" you ask? Well, I have become a bit notorious for rejecting other people's ideas for my work. (for proof, check out this post.) But not this time! Bring on those suggestions! What paper dolls would you like to see? A specific time period? Type of clothing? Historical figure? Anything you think of I can make happen. And, yes, I am planning to include you guys as well, so bring on those masculine type suggestions. I'm also looking for story lines for the paper dolls, so let me know if your figures have a back story.
"What's in it for me?" you say? If the joy of contributing to my artistic endeavor is not enough, here is something else. Everyone who comments on this post with a suggestion for paper doll pieces they would like to see will be entered to win a personalized paper doll painting of his or herself with an outfit of your choice. That's right! You will be turned into a paper doll with whatever outfit or persona you would like. Ladies- you could be a vintage vixen or Marie Antoinette. Gents- a superhero or dapper man about town. It is up to you.
Here are the details:
1. To enter, comment on this post with a suggestion or suggestions for paper doll pieces you would like to see. Feel free to comment multiple times, but you will only be entered once here.
2. Gain additional chances to win by doing any of the following. Each action will get you one additional chance to win:
-share a link to this post on Facebook
-share a link on twitter
-post about it on your own blog (make sure you send me a link to the post)
-become a fan of Emily Clarke Studio on Facebook (if you are already a fan, don't try this. Just do one of the other things.)
3. The winner will be picked randomly on Monday, June 27. That gives you two weeks to wrack those brains for ideas, so get thinking!
So, lets get started!
Oil on canvas panel
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Dorthy surveyed her closet with a practiced eye. "Who do I want to be today?" she mused. "Sophisticated? Bombshell?" The possibilities were way too endless...