Thursday, July 11, 2013

What inspires me...

I'm a bit odd!
{ I admit it. }
 
I don't just say to myself, "I will create a cowgirl doll today."
It's more complex than that.
It's the little things...
a button...
a tchotshke...
a trinket...
a vintage treasure...
more often than not, it's a silly little object that sparks my creativity.
And from that spark, a doll is born!
 

Calamity Jane is a perfect example.
It was a vintage toy Texas Ranger badge that moved me to create her.
I've had that badge for several years ...
it's been pinned to my inspiration board forever ...
waiting...
waiting...
waiting...
to be used.
And then...
I found it!
A remnant of cowboy fabric!
P~E~R~F~E~C~T!
The gears started turning...
and Calamity Jane came to life!
 
That, my friends, is why most of my dolls are one of a kind...
it's that one little vintage find...
that little spark of inspiration...
that moves me to create them!
 
That's my story...
and I'm sticking to it!
♥ Vicki

3 comments:

LADY JANE said...

Girlfriend...I THINK you just met your Calamity Jane...now throw me out of here..lol..please...and where do I pitch my tent? In that open field over there? GRINNING........

Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses said...

Stay as long as you'd like, Miss Jane!! I love having you here!! ♥

Danice said...

What a darling doll! Very nice vintage fabric also :P)