Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ahead Of The Game

When I found this doll I almost didn't take her. She was so odd looking that I wasn't sure I would ever use her. But Then common sense prevailed and I brought her home. Never pass up supplies.

So when I took her apart, I kept her head on my worktable. That sounds sort of odd doesn't it? But the longer I looked at her, the more she reminded me of those lovely seniors who travel to Bingo games and play the Slots etc.
And so 'Ahead Of The Game' was born. I wanted to use all kinds of game pieces, but they are harder to get than you would think. Unless of course you buy new games. But I had some Bingo things and some dice and dominoes and cards and a Monopoly piece. So I think it gets the point across.

I gave her a lace collar because it seemed to fit her hairstyle and demeanor.

I'm going to put her in Etsy.
Peace

15 comments:

akatrix said...

Mary, that is the cutest thing I've ever seen! She cracks me up....yep, she's the epitome of those old gals I see in the casinos with their walkers and oxygen tanks. Too cute!
Pat

MrsL said...

OMGsh--she's terrific!!!

Kim said...

This is so fabulous Mary, so fabulous! She reminds me of a great aunt I never had!

Dawn said...

she reminds me of ronald reagan in drag lol....cool idea and well executed x

Kim said...

The shrine is really good , particularly after you explained the inspiration behind it!

Christy said...

Mary you have made yet another fantastic shrine and this one with just a touch of humor. Love the lace color it is just perfect.
@Dawn: that is hilarious you are too funny!

The Paris Salon said...

I love this Mary, so playful and fun. Just hope this isn't a futurecast for me!!
Gaye

Moonwillow said...

What a cool idea! I have a few heads laying around lol so I didn't think it strange, actually I have some arms and legs too. I like how you associated the art with the person so to speak.

Dragonlady said...

Wow, Mary, I love it, you have a real talent for doing the shrines..and this one is awesome....
Brenda

Maija said...

Very cool assemblage Mary! I have a thing for old doll heads!

Aileen said...

What a fun and wonderful assemblage, love it! Thanks for sharing!

Jillian said...

Wow! What a terrific assemblage. I adore the doll head--it's so perfect for the piece.

The Bag Lady's Art said...

Mary, welcome to metsy team, I'm a newbie too. Your blog is wonderful and I just love your assemblages. Awesome work!
Pam,
pamcarriker.com

Christie said...

That little old gal is just too much fun!

Altered Route said...

Mary...that's such a neat assemblage..looks like a Norman Rockwell style head!
Connie