Playing with Barbies.

Lately I’ve been messing around with making strange art dolls.

Here is an example.  Yep…pretty weird I know.  I made her face with scrunched up aluminium foil and some kind of wall plaster stuff.

Creepy art doll 2  sm

Because I don’t have any polymer clay to make tiny hands and feet, and because I’m lazy but resourceful 🙂 I thought I could always just chop off some Barbie doll hands and feet and use those in a kind of an assemblage type way.

So…the other day I bought 25 Barbie dolls.

What fascinating things they are. I have such mixed feelings about them.

I don’t think I really played much with Barbies as a child. More often than not I had my head in a book, so now looking at these dolls I feel like a bit of a child again.  Maybe just a big much more macabre type of child because I have all these ideas racing around in my head as to what I can DO with Barbies….before I chop them all into little pieces.  Ha!

They make good models.  Always do as they are told – well mostly. (They don’t bend as you would like!)  They don’t charge a fee….don’t whine when they’ve had enough…

I think I’m going to enjoy playing with Barbies for a while before it’s time to bring out the hacksaw…

Tonight I messed about in photoshop putting human features onto a Barbies face.  I honestly didn’t mean this to look “naughty”.  Some reactions on Facebook are that she’s a bad Barbie.  Like I said…she’ll do most things, but sitting all lady like is not one.  I know…it doesn’t help that she is naked…but hey, I was aiming for something arty – in a creepy kind of way.

Let’s just say this was my first nude photoshoot.

Barbie with human face  sm



About Tracy Lundgren

I am a people watcher,life observer, nature lover, spiritual seeker loving this crazy wild ride that life is taking me on. I am still a blank piece of paper waiting to be filled and that is good.
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3 Responses to Playing with Barbies.

  1. Ralph says:

    Glad you are having fun Tracy. The top one is very good. As I am working for MI 5 1/2 I have dispatched Action Man and GI Joe on a rescue mission to save the 25 Barbie dolls 😉 ❤

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