Wednesday, December 21, 2011


photo.JPG by lelloavengers
photo.JPG, a photo by lelloavengers on Flickr.
The idea for these dolls came to me in that half delirious time when my son was up at 2:00 am for 3-4 nights in a row, and when he wakes up he giggles and laughs hysterically for hours while I try to sleep. I can't of course, because he's also climbing all over me but I do try, and when you get soooo tired your mind starts to think of weird things. These dolls kept coming to me whenever I would close my eyes. All in black and white patterns and swirls...

Not that they're all that original but I think it was a combination of some art I'd seen at the mall that day, and that old skit where you have a paper bowtie, and you hold it up like a mustache and say in a dastardly voice...

"you must pay the rent!"

then you move the bowtie behind your head like a hairbow and say in the voice of the poor herionne desperately in need of rescue...

" I can't pay the rent!"

back and forth 3 more times till you hold it up like a man's bowtie at your neck, and say in the voice of the HERO...

"I'll pay the rent!"

..... "my hero!"

We did this skit in girlscouts when I was young.... hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about.

Anyway, here's the art, done in my goddess sketchbook with a bit more color added than my dream... plus I added some wisdom from the valentine's gift from my mother where she made up a years worth of wisdom written on strips of paper then folded into origami stars. I blogged about it quite along time ago and have been opening a star a day at work all year.

I'm frustrated because for some reason I could only post one picture of these and I have 5 or 6 some of the dolls are cut out, obviously I haven't figured out flickr and blogger yet...

Hope you like anyway!


  1. The title caught my eye immediately. Paperdolls!
    How I love them and yours are precious. We never know where our art will take us do we? Night time inspirations are the best.

    Merry Christmas!
    Cheryl-healing woman

  2. I think your paperdolls are great - so much fun and colourful too - what great inspiration your wide awake giggly son is! Your Mother's words of wisdom are a lovely touch too x

  3. great dolls!!! I love the energy that children happy holidays to you!

  4. These are glorious Andrea....Dolly Delirium :D You must try loading pics again, I for one would love to see more :D XXX

  5. Beautiful. I love them.
    Merry Christmas

  6. They are fabulous! All great ideas come from a state of maddness. :))

  7. omigod.

    i love the 'rent' skit.

    I haven't heard that in a long time

    my manslave is even sitting here laughing as i remind him how it all goes with the bowtie :)


  8. These are wonderful! I'm anxious to look around your blog even more! I love the paper dolls...hope you can post all of the pics! ♥