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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Inspiration Super Highway


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I guess you’re wondering what this is suppose to be.  It’s a rough sketch of an idea for a doll I had.  Rough is right.  I got the idea from watching an episode of SlayersNext on YouTube.  On it there was this monster with big hair and an odd dress I found it quite appealing.  It’s surprising when inspiration will strike.


green earth dollsThese are dolls I have in the shop.  Strangely they were based on a doll I made for a dance class.  My class was putting on a small performance based on the musical Wicked, and we needed a small green baby for one of the dances.  There was talk about using a Shrek doll, but I knew there was no way I was going to be able to do it with a straight face if that happened.  So I grabbed some green leaf print fabric and a pattern I made before and after a few hours a star was born.  Later I made a matching one with pink florals, just for fun.  It just went on from there.

veronica doll

This one is also in my shop, and I’m quite proud of her.  I actually saw her in a dream just before I woke up as weird as that is sounds.  It’s not the first time I’ve been inspired by dreams.  When I was still in high school, I had entered this one poetry contest.  It wasn’t the first, but still I was on edge since I had to read out loud in front of practically everyone.  Anyway, I didn’t actually write the poem until the morning of the contest after I had woken up from a strange yet inspiring dream.  The results… second place.  Not too shabby, right.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that you never know when inspiration will hit you whether it’s when you’re hitting the snooze button in the morning, turning your mind to mush watching TV, or just going about the norm.  The trick is to be prepared for it, even if it’s with a rough sketch on a piece of scrap paper.

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