Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Great 2008 Adage Challenge

The Challenge for our doll club members this year was to create a representation of an adage or saying. These were randomly selected, and could be represented as dolls, fabric pages, journals or other creative art pieces.

Pictured above is the prize winning pair of dolls created by Sharolyn Wright in the Sydney group. Her adage was "A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet". Her two dolls were created with a Peony in mind which is not technically a Rose but described by many as one. The dolls won by a resounding margin, although all the entries were creative and well executed.

This beautiful doll was made and mouonted on a board by Janelle Grange. Title "Love is Blind"

KathyLongmore created a "picture which painted a thousand words" - an embellished silk print extended onto a place mat shaped art work.

Fay King's Newcastle entry of "A rose by any other name" features beautifully hand embroidered roses on Sleeping Beauty's silk gown .

Ann Maullin's husband was away, Ann had the opportunity to create this fabulous doll accompanied by three felt mice. ... while the cat's away!

This is a close up of the most beautiful face Ann hand sculpted for her doll.

Ann Marie Bakewell wrote a wonderfullly creative book , inspired by a layout of stones she had seen and that famous adage.

Fay Bowen's adage was " A stitch in time saves nine" and so she completed many older projects UFO's - this pretty little doll's dress being amongst them

"Home is where the Heart is" - Fay King's Sydney entry is a dlightful hand embroidered cottage .

Lesley Hawtrey's challenge was "If life deals you lemons, make lemonade." Lesley created a beaded bracelet in seven sections to represent the seven decades of her life, each with its challenges and hopes.

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