Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Self-portrait Challenge ~ Me as a Doll


I can't begin to describe the amount of fun that I've had playing with dolls at sites like eLouai, which is where I made this particular doll. It reminded me of when I was a girl and I used to play with my Barbies. I never acted out stories or activities. It was all about trying on the clothes. Sometimes I designed their homes, creating new layouts and finding new uses for things around our house to create an extravagent, luxurious, gorgeous decor. I still have the little TV I made out of a box lid, a small envelope and a cutout of a comic.

The fun thing about making yourself into a doll is that it's kind of an exercise in how you see yourself and/or how you want to see yourself. When I look at this doll I know it's true that my hair is black, I wear ponytails and black shirts and I have a cuff (but mine's sparkly). I like to be hip but comfortable. I love to be able to move in what I wear. But what else does it say? That if I was a doll, I'd want to have a bit of an edge, be confident and sexy while being casual and at ease.

If you were a doll, what would you look like?

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3 comments:

Jessie said...

Oh my gosh--I just spent waaaaay too much time at that site. It's too much fun! I made my doll look peaceful--with her eyes closed...aaah, that's the look I want these days. ;)

Shannon said...

Absolutely perfect SP Jamie, she is so you :)

Sacred Suzie said...

She is so you! I like the "cashh-ual" but alternative look and still she's a ton of fun. I'm going to post my doll asap!