Thursday, July 1, 2010

What Makes A Man Tick?





In one of my art groups, I had to come up with a man paperdoll for the month of June (quite appropriate for Father's Day). I kept thinking of legendary men like the Lone Ranger, or perhaps Cyrano or even an artist like Cezane or Van Gogh. Instead I focused with what I had on hand and decided that I really wanted to do something steam punk! I love this style and I had fun looking to see just actually what I had to work with. I was thinking clocks, gears and things that move. I found the steam punk clothing online and his head came from another site. I gathered up my hardware and went to work. I distressed his outfit a bit on the edges with chalk ink. When I had finished, I still hadn't any gears! I also wasn't anywhere near to look at any of Tim Holtz's line of things that would work. Instead when I went to sleep last night, the gears were running in my head (so to speak) and the idea hit me! I thought gee, this might just work!!!! So This morning, I went to get my prewound bobbins that I have been saving the empties for projects, painted the paper casings metallic and took a paper punch to take bites out of it and WALLA!!!! Perfect! You may even remember in an earlier post where I saved the middles and painted to string for bead work:)


It always tickles me with the process of discovery. Perhaps I was even thinking like a man? Naw, not MY man! He would have been thinking duct tape! LOL More than likely, I was thinking more like my dad.

Anyway, I have named him Vincent the Magnificent! He looks like an inspector gadget type person of the steam punk era.



8 comments:

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

I LOVE this paperdoll...how fun:) I had to sit out this month because of 4-H Camp, I love my paperdolls it is fun to create them:) I hope you are doing well:) Happy summer! Jenna Louise

Gabriela said...

AWESOME!!!!!

Pam said...

What a cleaver lady you are. Love the "ticking man". You could make a fortune if you figure out "what makes a man tick"! have a great 4th.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Vincent is a delightful little man...I want to know more...how about a story or a metaphor...all men can become ticking bombs when we fail to love them enough :O)! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Happy and a safe 4th!!!

Patricia Wood said...

Vincent is gorgeous:) And wanted to let you know you won my little earrings giveaway!!! Congratulations:)

PeggyR said...

I'm playing catch up. I love what you did here...

Rebecca Ednie said...

My mom probably can save me tons of her bobbins! how clever, resourceful and eco-friendly!

EKDuncan said...

I'm new to Steampunk and I love your Steampunk Paper Doll, he's just amazing! I especially love his face and those goggles!!! A Steampunker's dream come true.

I'd love to know where you got the images from, especially his head. (If you are willing to share that information, I'd be most grateful). Many thanks.

Grins and Giggles,
Evelyn (ekduncan.blogspot.com)