Thursday, June 2, 2011

Raisa is home

The Art Doll Coolaberration 2010 Project
is coming to an end.
I received my finished doll after she traveled
throughout the U.S. and Canada for the last 8 months or so.
To see how Raisa began, click

And this is Raisa now!

Raisa transformed into a flapper from the 1920's.
She has so many interesting features now,
from interchangeable legs, metal arms and hands,
to a mini scrapbook and letters from Johnny,
to two different collars, a flapper necklace,
bead work, a great pretty face,
and much more.

Her petit point box body opens to reveal even more
She even has a heart!
Here is all her goodies that she arrived home with.
Even the envelop for her interchangeable legs is really cool.
The mini quilt below was a nice addition,
especially since I am so into quilts.
There is a story behind the quilt,
and it connects Raisa to her past.

Her journal tells her story and is full from cover to cover.
It tells
of meeting and falling in love with Johnny,
and then of her heartbreak.
In the journal is flapper history, and much more.
 To read and see more details of Raisa's travels
as each artist worked on her,
You can also see all the other dolls in the project,
and see how they evolved from artist to artist.
This was one cool project,
thanks to Gail who ran the whole thing.
Hope you visit each of the artists blogs/websites.
You will find a link to each of them on the coolab site.

Thanks goes out to all of them for the hard work
they did on Raisa.
Thanks Gail, Mary Anne, Arlee, Robyn, Talitha and Amy.

I just love her!

Savor the Day!


Netty said...

She has had such an amazing journey and looks wonderful. Love the idea of her travelling journal as well. Such a terrific idea and a wonderful project to be a part of. Annette x


She is quite dolled-up after her journey. Good thing she didn't arrive here; she would have stayed a looong time!


Gail V said...

Raisa really turned out great, didn't she. I love flappers. She's a great size, too.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I can see how much you adore this doll spirit...I am happy she is home with you in the studio. Have a great weekend and peace be with you. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Barbara said...

Wow, so special!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love Raisa - she was one of my favourites to work on. I especially like her crazy quilt!