Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Guardian of Broken Hearts - ADO Challenge Piece



Finally I've finished my ADO Broken Hearts Challenge Piece..."Guardian of Broken Hearts". My thinking behind this is that often when one's heart is broken, we try to hide it. It is like a guardian takes it and protects it for us...however at times we can't help but let the world see - thus, the open skirt.

She is sculpted from polymer clay and affixed to a modified vintage birdcage. The hearts in her basket are also polymer clay. She is dressed in vintage silk and antique lace and trim. Her hair is tibetan mohair. She stands approximately 12" tall. I plan on putting her in my Etsy shop later today.

To see more ADO (art doll only) members Broken Heart Challenge pieces, visit the ADO Blog


24 comments:

Kaerie Faerie said...

Wow
She is so beautiful, you have become my favorite artist. I just love your work. So glad I have met you
Karey

Yovanka Black said...

Love the consept behind this AMAZING doll!
She is so unique and elaborate.. I just can't stop staring at her :) There are so many details to discover!!!

My responce to her.. is just as if I am listening to a sad love song.. so VERY touching and beautiful!



Yovanka

Nita said...

Wow she is just incredible Sue!! The intricate lace and gown and her innocent expression. She looks inspired!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

WOW!!! I'm blown away by this piece!

Zan Asha said...

Sue, can I just tell you I think this is the most haunting and eloquent piece I've ever seen! I am amazed!

Kims Art said...

I agree with all the comments before mine. She is just enchanting. I love her!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Dear Sue, your Gaurdian of broken heart is.....well she has taken my words away!! I am speachless, I guess that says it all.
she leaves me Breathless and speachless:)LOL
I love the concept and WOW!!!

HUGZ
Jacqui

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I'm speechless Sue. She is lovely...I have to say she is my favorite...just look at her, her dress, look at that face...no words, except "blown away." Job well done my friend!
Cheers

~dani~ said...

wow..she is seriously BRILLIANT!!! Holy Crow..speechless for sure.

thomi said...

She is so beautiful and unique! I love her.
Hugs

Holly said...

Your imagination is so unique and empathic, that you are able to not only come up with these ideas but also to manifest them physically with such precision and life is remarkable!

I am genuinely blown away by the quality of your ideas and craftsmanship!

Holly xoxo

☆DeianiraLane☆ said...

*_____________________*

I love her :°°°°°°)

Tracy/ Dust of Enchantment said...

Such original work and she has the sweetest face!

Tryny's Design said...

Oh, Sue, she is adorable, I love this doll.!!

Sue said...

Wow everyone! I am beyond thrilled to
read your comments on this piece. It is so motivating and inspiring to me to receive the type of feedback that has been left here. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment!

Hugs to all!

Sue

Gufobardo said...

wonderful piece! BRAVA! you work on your dolls and I watch frogs eheheheheh

Lotti said...

Another beautyful Doll. I´m so amazed. Sorry, but I can not find the words ... wonderful!!!

Gardens Of Utopia said...

Oh my.. I love her. What awesome eyes, lips and coloring :) I am a fan

BumbleVee said...

she is lovely... I must figure out a way to get more done in my day...I am trying to figure out how to work with clay.... I even took a class.... but just can't seem to get anywhere yet... with no practice, of course, it won't happen...

Days whiz past and I am left wondering.. what just happened?

horriblesweet said...

Wow you go fast and make beautiful dolls! Love her facial expression!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Hi Sue,
This was fun...come to my blog as you've been "tagged". It's an easy one!

Marie

GOLDEN UNICORN MINIATURES said...

Wow!! She is gorgeous, Sue!!! Beautiful sculpt!!

ginnycartersmallenburg said...

Your Guardian of Broken hearts is exquisite! Every detail is wonderful. Great job.

Pearl said...

Too cool this lady, very insightful. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words. I am your new fan! Love your work!!! Pearl