Friday, July 17, 2009

ADO's four Elements Challenge


I have participated in the Art Dolls Only 4 Elements challenge!
the challenge was to make a art doll with one, two, three or all four of the Elements as inspiration, everyone was invited to join in the fun, ado members and non ado members, first time doll makers and experienced doll makers as well.
We had over 90 participants!!
for my elements doll I went with water, inspired by my recent trip to the shore.
this was my first time ever making just a bust, and I have to say I enjoyed it for the instant satisfaction it brought.
I found most of the shells I used with my kids on our morning walks on the beach.
be sure to visit and take a look at all the element inspired dolls that have been created, a list of participants can be found at the
ADO blog.




water
she comes from the Sea
a beauty in not she
but something that draws you near
than leaves you drowning in fear
as you take your last breath and the water blankets you
the cold seeps in and air leaves to.

43 comments:

Sue said...

Nicole, she is great! Sure not pretty, but she has loads of personality!

Deb said...

Personality for sure. Nicole, you've outdone yourself with this piece.

Cody Goodin said...

This is such a fun piece. You have a unique style that makes me smile. I am glad I found your art. Great elements piece by the way. I may have to give that bust thing a try.

essie said...

I love her Nicole.
And I also love the fact that the shells were hand picked by you and your gorgeous kids.
xx
Es

Denise said...

OOOOO, this is great! i love the color and the shells!

Pattee said...

Nicole she is GREAT!!!!
I love those teeth....

I don't think I've seen another water piece..
Pattee

Abi said...

She's great Nicole. I absolutely love her brilliant blue hues!

Kaerie Faerie said...

she is wild, love the colors, and I love blue hair

3rdEyeMuse said...

I think she's fantastic and adore her blue hair ... plus the way the bust is coming out of the shell looks really cool - great paint, too.

DellaRae said...

Your work is unique in every way. I look forward to all your new creations. Your eyes and teeth are great!

Leslie said...

I love how her hair seems like flowing water-very cool doll!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Oh, those eyes! Well done!

Lorraine said...

Wow!!! What a unique gal!! How fun that the kids helped pick her shells!!:o)

Trolineke said...

I like your style beautiful and unique.
The colors are beautiful.
Greeting

Linda said...

Cool Blue hair, very water sprite, her eyes are fantastic. Lindax

Connie said...

What a great face! I love her expression. Congrat on being in the magazine too!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Nicole, she came out great. I love the blues in her hair and how you did her breast plate. Awesome. Have a great time with the event and have a wonderful weekend! CHeers

Jeanne said...

Very unique. I can just envision her enveloping me and taking me to the bottom with her. Hhhmmmm....no swimming for me!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Yve said...

She's fab, love her hair. I want blue hair now :o)

littlebitwired said...

Wonderfully creepy!

christina said...

thanks for taking a look at my doll :)
this bust is so unique and original! i love the contrast between the aethereal water elements and her facial features. your work is so great!
christina

Catherine said...

Nicole, She is fabulous, and I love your story. I love the colors. All Your work has so much expression It's beautiful how you capture that! Thanks for visiting my blog! Hugs

Sarah said...

She is wonderful! She looks so enthusiastic and slightly manic! Like a windy day at the beach makes me feel. And I love her blue hair!

Romona said...

You've definately made me a believer in her ability to strike fear, personality abounds ... ;o) Romona

Las Noches said...

she is great! I love your style

Sprite said...

Terrific and creepy! I don't know how you do it but she is super!
Great piece Nicole!

HUGS,
Sprite

Deanna Hogan said...

What a character - your piece really does conjure the sea. The colors are wonderful!

jessica said...

very cool, i love the blue hair and the inclusion of the sea shells.

creativedawn said...

She is great! My 16 yo dd was viewing the various blogs and she remarked how all the mermaids were just too beautiful...yours is what we were looking for! You just cannot look away!!
Pam

Knot By Gran'ma said...

I love her! This is one of your best pieces. I love her expression... and let's chat about that hair! Fantasticly done... see I even made up a word for this one.

FairiesNest said...

She looks exactly how I feel a real water creature might look! Wonderful work!

Kaci Marie said...

You're so imaginative, I love her wild blue hair and those eyes!

jasmoon-butterfly said...

wow....she is great :) x

SpiritMama said...

Ooooh, scary! Fun doll and great story!

Vee said...

Fantastic, as usual. I love the way you created the water -- it looks as if she's just emerging from a tidal pool. I'm just glad she's not coming after me! :)

Susan Shaw said...

This is spectacular (as always!). I love the blue eyebrows that match the hair.

BlackCrow said...

I'll never be able to go in the water again!!
Fantastic work, I love her hair, eyes and teeth!

Dessa Rae said...

Amazing bust!! She has such personality!!

Christine said...

What a cool idea for a bust Nicole~the wavy blue hair and shell almost give her an "alternative Birth of Venus" look ala MML style:)

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

Ah, she reminds me of the sea hag in "The Little Mermaid". My Elements bust must meet yours!...lol. By the way, I LOVE Julia! Great face and personality! :o)

Caroline said...

Great job, love the colors and her hair is perfect! ☺

kay susan said...

EUOOOW! Gorgeous and gruesome at the same time. I like the way you used the seashells and bits, and her wispy blue hair. Like the idea of a 'bust'.

Zephyr Dreams said...

This is so funny. It made me smile the moment I saw it.