Saturday, July 24, 2010

Primitive Americana Patriotic Challenge Doll ~ Revealed

Now that the voting is over, I can post my Primitive Americana Patriotic Challenge doll. I called him "Freddie, waiting for the parade." He's clay over cloth with a cloth-over (t-shirt knit), then painted with gesso and acrylics. His clothing is removable.




The propeller on his cap is a little big, but I couldn't think how to fabricate one with the deadline looming. So I bought a balsa airplane from the toy store.

All the challenge entries were wonderful and all so different from each other considering we all used the same pattern by Sherrie Nordgren.

I took Freddie to Chicago with me, and sold him. It made me sad to see him go, but I had to sell dolls to pay for the trip. I know he's in a good home.

7 comments:

FairiesNest said...

He's adorable! I love his little beanie. :)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

He's wonderful!

Susie McMahon said...

I voted for him - I thought he was a standout........and congratulations on second place, Deanna!

Ani said...

He is so adorable I want to pinch his wittle cheeks! :0) The expression you gave him is perfect, one of impatience and excitement mounting all-in-one, just like all little kids at a parade. Best, Ani

Kate said...

Just charming Deanna, with all your standout skills, he is truly a Deanna doll.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Congratulations on second place. He is very cute.

Deanna Hogan said...

Thanks, everyone. He was a joy to make. I guess having my grandson around has rubbed off on me.