Monday, August 10, 2009

My Demented Toy "Sun Goddess"

Remember, my friend, Jackie, and I have been trying to take a road trip ever since the beginning of June! We finally hit the road last Friday heading to La Maison's Barn Sale. It's about an hour and 15 minutes, 62 miles to the Barn in Temecula, CA.
Sometimes just going for the ride, browsing the great antiques and crafts, and visiting with the talented artists who run the sale is a days outing. You don't always get that treasure you're looking for and hoping to find. But today, was a GREAT DAY! I found just what I was looking for...doll heads for my demented toy project!

Some great doll heads!

This one in particular caught my eye!

Well, doll heads are like can't buy just one! I had to have all three and came away with my bag of goodies, one happy camper! FB friends have been taking Michael DeMeng's "Demented Toys" class and the pictures taken by Kathy Engen Malkasian are great. I have been so inspired!

I found this body (minus the head!) in a trash can at the swap meet!!! (dumpster diving anyone?! LOL) I have been looking for a doll head for weeks! I added the gold cording and sunburst medallion around the neck with E 6000 found at Michael's Craft Store.

I added the head and an ivory cameo on her forehead to complete my art piece, she's my " Demented Sun Goddess". I just love her!

We're heading out to find some more thrift shops and flea markets very SOON...just think of the goodies we're missing! I'll be working on my other art project, my "Demented Dolly Machine" from the other parts I picked up on our road trip. And Jackie has plans for that wheel chair she found!!! LOL

STAY TUNED for more Demented Toys!
(Screen capture from Robert's iPhone!)


Anonymous said...

How cool are these! It is heartwarming to see your inspiration to create after looking at our photos. You go girl. Kathy Malkasian

pamelahuntington said...

Love this "demented toy"..very
sphinx like and I also love the
stuffing machine in the post
before.. what a really Great piece!

Eileen said...

Hi Bet! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm loving your demented toy!! Must be contagious! Now I want to try it, too!


Genevieve said...

I have seen that barn sale in a Magazine it looks like great fun and it looks like you scored big time! Have a great day!

Laura Haviland said...

Hi Bet,
I really enjoy your blog and so glad to be a new friend on face book.
Your blog is very cool !!!
I will be back, really fun.
Hugs, Laura.