Saturday, December 17, 2011

Welcome to the world Gracie!

My beautiful new granddaughter, Gracie Lynn

born 12/12/11 at 11:11

(rather significant numbers!)

Art doll # 4

art doll # 4, in process

My oldest daughter gave birth on 12/12 (at 11:11!) to Gracie Lynn. She is so cute and has completely stolen my heart! Mother and daughter are coming home tomorrow and I'll be spending a few days with them to help out. I've been at the hospital most days and so my newest doll is not getting too far along...understandable!

I decided to give up the 'realistic' head approach because I was getting way too frustrated. So this doll will be more character - with large painted eyes. I'll work on her as I can, once my daughter is settled into her routine with Gracie and I return home. I collaged the body - I've been thinking about doing this- and used vintage ephemera. Some of it is from a French storybook. I looked up the words with my trusty translation app on my phone and the French words are: The Happy Princess...perfect!!! So that is her name. She is made from paper clay with a wire, Styrofoam and foil armature. I added the ephemera and then mat mod podge over the ephemera.


dosankodebbie said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful name for a beautiful granddaughter. :)

soulbrush said...

Came over from Teri's blog, as I saw her photo on the sidebar. She is just too precious for words. Congrats Gran!

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your new granddaughter!! And I can't wait to see how the new Happy Princess turns out!

...Darlene said...

She is beautiful. I love her name and that she was born on 12/12/11 11:11. I am most definitely not into numerology but I like the way those numbers line up.

Kitten said...

eBeth...What a sweet little grand daughter. Gracie Lynn is a beautiful name...and I'm sure she'll be spoiled in no time.

Congrats to Mom & Dad...and to you, too.

Curious Art said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweetie, & what amazing numbers! Congratulations! & the non-living doll is very cool too. Love the collaged body!