Worry Dolls and Rocks


I am making a few worry dolls for the art ball machine using left over fabric from the pillow I made for the guest room. I can't make a lot as they take a wee bit time, but I do like to put a few special things in the art balls to keep up the element of surprise.




My son took a pic of this "zipper stone" at the JUMING Museum located about an hour from Taipei city. Sort of reminds me of one of my fave artists, Claes Oldenburg. I would LOVE to have this in my garden, that would ROCK! go on groan!

Comments

Snoo said…
Argh!!!! I'm so in love with the zipper stone!! Must have one now!

Sorry I've not been visiting much recently.
jafabrit said…
snoo, it is just nice to see you here. Hope all is well with you :)
Ed Maskevich said…
Claes Oldenberg. I always thought of him as an old softy.
The Lone Beader said…
GREAT song on this post! Reminds me of when I was in London and I saw 'We Will Rock U' at the Dominion Theatre...

And, that worry doll is cute.. His eyes remind me of the beaded devil doll that I made...
jafabrit said…
oh yours is cute lone beader, although a LOT more elaborate :)

I hadn't thought of him that way ed, but maybe all the soft giant lollipops has something to do with it :)
Michael said…
That is pretty cool.

Take Care
Michael
Angela said…
Ohhh how kewl! I love your worry doll! Great zipper rock! Your always soo much fun!
Rock on girl!
*HUGS*
Philip said…
Go for it - make something for your garden. I am sure that I am speaking for everyone when I say we have every confidence in you!
Cynthia said…
"an old softy" heheheehehe that one made me laugh!

I like your worry doll - my doll is out of the kiln - i just need to make a proper body for him...

Queen always reminds me of when I was 13 or so and we'd be riding in the car to go to church and my dad would parody the song because it would drive him crazy. "What, you call this music??" Yet, he never switched the station either...
jafabrit said…
alas philip I am hopeless at welding or carving :( so no zipper stones at this house.
benjymous said…
Cute - reminds me of Rex the Runt:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=search_videos&search_query=%22rex%20the%20runt%22
benjymous said…
bah, foiled by Blogger's narrow comments area again - go to youtube and search for "Rex the Runt" and you'll find them :)
jafabrit said…
benjy, that's hilarious, I love the boobs on the female one. thanks.
That rock is a hoot ...

The doll is so neat, great object for your ball machine. Not sure I'd have the patience to sew more than one though.
Janvangogh said…
Zipper rock is cool. (fun to say -- repeat after me -- zipper rock!)

I have an idea. YOu can put the artwork you were concerned about in the guestroom and just make some worry dolls for your guests. :-)
I cannot believe the adorable face on that worry doll. He looks so perturbed, poor love x

I want the zipper stone!!
Yeah - it rocks!
I groaned too xx
jafabrit said…
nancy, I love hand sewing, I find it soothing and so I am enjoying doing them. Of course if it stops being fun I won't make any more :) then I will move on and make another object for the art balls.

HA! HA! JAN, that is fun.

Minx, Glad you like the perturbed doll and zipper rock! zipper rock! zipper rock!
I love the rock and wish I could buy one of your art balls. What a fun surprise the doll would be. Maybe some day...
andrea said…
OHOHOHOH! I am in love with a rock! Wish I could see it in person. And touch it.
inspired said…
Hiya pet :o]
Artyfax said…
cliches can be so much fun. Love the choice of music. - John
L.M.Noonan said…
Oh I love the sculpture and Fong will go crazy for it. He does a lot of stuff like this too.
I wouldn’t mind being the recipient of one of your art ball thinggies. Great idea.
I can’t stand waste of any sort and hoard scraps of everything, Fong vows that if we ever decide to move it will be a case of ‘the place comes with EVERYTHING’, and we leave in the clothes we’re wearing. I sometimes ponder on how much fun our boys are going to have sorting this steptoe and son lifestyle of ours.
Lynette said…
LOL that zipper rock really rocks, I want one in the yard!! I also love your little worry doll and would love to have one of the artball machines here nearby!
ApOgEE said…
great idea! the zipped rock is really cool. I wonder if I can make one.
jafabrit said…
My son there was a zipper tent also. I will be posting some of the pics he took of it and others when he visited the juming museum in Taiwan. I just LOVE the rock though, totally cool.
Undaunted said…
*gasp* I love that rock! It just makes me want to... unzip it!

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