Thursday, September 13, 2007

2007 All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition

Yesterday I learned that my entry into this competition was selected as one of the six semi-finalists. No one can imagine the excitement this news generated among our family and friends! Although online voting won't take place until November 7th at www.landofodds.com/store/alldolledup.htm , I am pleased to present my entry of Galilea here.



This year's theme was Celestial Reflections -- both a beaded art doll and a short story of 1,000-2,000 words was required for submittal. The first paragraph was mandated by contest rules.







. . . don't worry, I will unabashedly remind everyone to vote when the time comes!


The doll's costume is composed of sections of three Hubble photos:

























. . . and if you can't stand waiting for the November 7th date to read Galilea's story, I can be coaxed to put it here . . .

9 comments:

Kiwi Ellen said...

Congratulatons & good luck withthe final judging! I think your doll is delightful & your beading is exquisite..

I love the pictures from the Hubble telescope & you have managed to captured the ones you chose beautifully..

KrispiS said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! put your story here! I love those kinds of thing! Such an amazing piece of work! And that the source of your designs were the photos from Hubble just gives me shivers!

Lin Moon said...

This is sooo fabulous! I want to see her face up close, please? I find it so interesting that you had to write a story also - that just proves that you are multi-talented! What is the significance of the "pole" with the beaded rings on it? She is truly a treasure - kudos to you.

JoTee said...

I agree with Lin-Moon...WOW!! Fabulous work with beads. Can't wait to see the story to.
Thanks for sharing, & please do remind us when it is time to vote.

beadbabe49 said...

gorgeous lady!

Bejeweled said...

Eeek! This is **SO COOL**!! And I LOVE that it has hubble space shots incorporated in it! Yes, send us a reminder when it's time to vote. You are so going to win!!

Everything you do is so magical and perfect. You are so talented!

Maggie R said...

Congratulations and Good Luck with the final judging, This doll is one of the nicest I have seen. I love how your thoughts and the pictures from the Hubble telescope have melded to-gether to create such a magnificent piece....
I also want to thank you for your welcome comments on my blog. I wish you many many years of happiness to-gether.
continued success in all you do...
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Fab Fibers said...

She is beautiful!! Congratulations, not everyone gets nominated for their work. There's a lot of great doll makers out there. And now you are among the elite too!!

Rosanne

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OMG congrats for the much deserved nomination and if they allow me to vote, you know I will be one of the first! Your story touched me, but more so I am deeply impressed by the execution of this doll. It tells a story all by itself... just amazing! Your talent overflows, thank you for posting the extra photos too...what a beautiful vision she is... this is a deep, deep piece. I'm stunned!