June 5, 2010

Sprite

I have tons of my own hand-dyed fabric.  It's fun to make not only quilts but dolls using this unique cloth.
"Sprite" (2010)

Sprite's head, hands and feet are needle sculpted then painted; her body and legs are made from cotton fabric which I dyed using a deconstructed screen printing method and MX reactive dyes.  Hair made from knitted tubing; wings of a metal-like paper cut to shape and enhanced with dimensional paint.  The little boobies are made of felted wool; arms from carpenter ruler.  The flowers are made of polymer clay.  She sits atop a seat made from cardboard tubing and cereal box, coated with acrylic ceramic tile adhesive and finished with gold paint.

I'm happy to say that "Sprite" sold at her first public outing a couple of weeks ago.  I know she found a happy home.

Thanks for visiting my Pink Saturday blog!

32 comments:

Leann said...

Hi Pat

She's wonderful, so full of life and whimsy!

Happy PS!
Leann

Regina said...

Wow pretty!
Happy Pink Saturday Pat.
And have lovely weekend.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Pat.

You are an amazing artist. I can see why anyone would love owning a piece of your work.

Esther said...

Hello and a very happy Pink Saturday to you!!

It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

A Write Life said...

She is incredible! How cute. Glad she found a good home.

Mary said...

Congratulations on selling Sprite! You gave her such nice "boobies" ;) Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for stopping by my blog. Toodles~

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

OMGosh Pat...she is incredible and you are fantastically talented. All the different medias it takes to make this one piece, and you are so versed in each one.

Gave you a ShoutOut on today's Pink Saturday...Sue

Kathy said...

I just love her expression! I was wondering how big she was - then I guessed by the possible size of a cereal box.
How creative!~
Kathy

Neinah Avelin said...

Pat, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work...
I can't even begin to fathom the amount of time and effort that goes into your beautiful work.
Sprite is gorgeous.
Where do you sell your work?
Do you have an etsy store?

Hugs,

Neinah
p.s thanks for dropping by my blog today...

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Wow...you are so talented!!
Thanks for the warm welcome to PS!!
Have a great weekend!
Jo ~ :)

Maggie said...

What a neat project- I like Sprite!

Happy PS!

Maggie @
Do these shoes match this purse?

Deb Reed said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I never heard the quote you left, it's a good one!
Debbie

Olivia~ said...

Your art is really cool! Thanks for the visit,
hugs,
olivia

someplace in thyme said...

I am so happy that Sprite found a good home. You have so much talent and are a wonderful artist. It shows in your work and I am happy to be able to see it each week. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Julie said...

Oh she is so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You asked about my rose picture. It is not altered it is the picture as the camera saw it.

reimaginedtreasures.blogspot.com said...

Sprite is such a fun, whimsical doll!...and you dye your own fabric too! WOW! Kudos. Thanks for coming by and your kind words today! Kathi

Pam said...

What a wonderful doll. Such creative us of fabric and found object.

Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

nannykim said...

You know, it must be hard selling one of your creations. They kind of take a life of their own and almost seem like a real creature!!

fiberdoodles said...

Oh how adorable! Love those red toes :0)

Happy "Pink" week!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Pat, thanks for stopping by! It takes me several days to get around to even a few posts sometimes.

I love Sprite, how fun!

Have a great week,
Bab

vickie said...

Hi Pat, thank you for visiting my blog, I'm still traveling around the Birthday Pink Saturday!
Love your "Sprite"! I'm going to check your website after dinner.
Vickie

dana said...

Your work is wonderful...and I love hearing about how you made Sprite!!

Thanks for stopping at my PS Post...I didn't get a lot of visiting done this time....I so appreciate you coming by!

Hope you had a wonderful PINK SAT!!! dana

Connie said...

Pat, thank you for your sweet, sweet comment and your visit to my blog, sugar. I'm glad you found me, too. ;-) Always love having chicks visit with me. I never get around to all the Pink Saturday participants anymore because it's increased so much since I joined in the beginning. But nice to meet you, sweetpea.
xoxo,
Connie

Sares said...

What an amazing creation from so many different little bits and bobs!Sprite is a delightful little diva!

caren said...

Pat ~ She is adorable! What beautiful work you have created. Thanks for visiting me...and Happy belated PS!

Catharina Maria said...

She is lovely !
Beautiful colors together !
love ♥RINI♥

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk, Pat....

Sprite is just a wonderful sweet thing! I bet she's loving her new home but I know she's still telling everyone about where she was born!

I hope you are having a wonderful week! Thanks for visiting with me.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Jenny S said...

So cute! Glad she went to good home too! I am always so impressed by people who can sew so well! I CAN"T!! hehehe!

awal.ny said...

Wow, Pat you have lots of talent. That takes a lot of patience. I used to make femo dolls called fluzies.

LV said...

Sorry, I missed your pink Saturday on time. I love that graceful looking lady you created. Great job.

Tea Duchess said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment. Have a great day, love the sprite.

Krista Meister said...

Haha, this girl's got personality!