Monday, October 26, 2009

Grade 5 & 6 - mixed media dolls!

Mexican Boy

Mexican Boy ( detail )

Little Princess

Little Princess ( detail )

The Little Chef

Little Chef ( detail )

Blue Princess

Blue Princess ( detail )

The New Hat

The New Hat ( detail )

Hi everyone
Over the last few months I have been working as an Artist in Residence, again at MLC - Methodist Ladies College. I visit once a year and force the entire junior school to make felt.
I can hardly tell you how much fun I have - I learn so much from them all. From Prep to Grade 6 we make literally miles of felt and the Grade 5 and 6's girls have created these wonderful mixed media dolls.

I would really love to show you all 200!!!! dolls from the Grade 5 & 6's but..................... well..........................that may take some time to upload!

I have been making these mixed media dolls for a while now and can't seem to stop. Isn't it funny when your work takes a change. I just love it when a new vision arrives for a possible new look or range of work. You can never tell when a medium is going to entice you. For me, the last 12 months have been infiltrated by papier mache. I just LOVE it! I can remember doing it years ago but I did very little with it.

I have come to the realization that things come into your life just at the right time. When you have time and are ready for change. I just wish I could remember that when I am wishing desperately for something!

Hoping you have all had a wonderful weekend, dear friends

Love Elizabeth


  1. Your dolls are adorable, especially blue princess (my fave!). Like your blog background too, it sets your photos off nicely :o)

    I'm having a blog giveaway if you want to pop over and put your name in the pointy hat!

    Happy Sunday

  2. Didn't the children do well! You must be a very inspiring teacher to them, what lovely memories they will have when they are parents themselves. I especially like the princess.

  3. Whoo hoo... these mixed media dolls are wonderful!!!! I want to take a class with the grade 5's & 6's and make one too!!!! I can imagine the fun and inspiration teaching this class, such imaginations.

    Jacky xox

  4. those dolls are really amazing - what a joy to create with kids - I would LOVE to see them all!!

  5. Hi E
    Thank you for sharing these photo's with us. I am sure your students had the best time under your encouraging and loving presence.
    These dolls are wonderful! Jacky and I are thinking of trying our hand at them.
    Hope to see you very soon.
    Big love
    Dot xx

  6. P.S The following words you wrote resonated with me.
    "I have come to the realization that things come into your life just at the right time. When you have time and are ready for change".
    Very true. And I am happy you continue to grow and evolve as an artist. You are very talented and special too.
    Dot xx

  7. Isn't it great when you get on a roll like this? The excitement shows in the pieces, they are so exhuberant.

  8. Hi E
    Not sure if you received my emails or the phone message I left for you today.
    I would like to collect my doll this weekend if you were home.
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Dot xx

  9. What wonderful new dolls! Love them and how you used the felt for the bodies...
    Did your package arrive yet???

  10. wonderful! I love the idea of combing the papier mache heads with the felt. Gosh, I wish I could come and work with you in the school...but, alas, I live in San Diego.
    great work!

  11. Mixed Media Dolls are so much fun. Your dolls look so pretty. I am fond of such dolls too. I keep on making new kinds of dolls with different stencils. Recently, I bought new doll stencils. Check them out!