Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Finished Doll!

I can't say enough about the beautiful job Mz Jan Brown did in creating our art doll from our contributions, but hopefully you can! I was literally gobsmacked by what an amazing job Jan did! If it wasn't for every one's beautiful contributions she definitely wouldn't exist!

She is on her way to the publishers to have her photo shoot and next time we post it will be announcing the raffle but meanwhile do some gawking at the photo album!

18 comments:

Cindy Ericsson said...

She's amazing! I can't imagine how many hours it must have taken for Jan to create her. I know it was mentioned on the blog that the skirt would have three tiers of ties, but I still didn't realize how large the finished doll would be. Such a beautiful showcase for all the artwork that was contributed! Thank you, Jan!

Ruth Rae said...

Jan, the passion that you put into this most stunning collaboration is captivatingly inspiring and full of hope. Working with so many elements that you had at your disposal and being able to have the vision to pull them all together in this truly breathtaking piece is a thing of true beauty! The most touching thing is just last night on the eve of my mothers surgery for a double mastectomy ( this coming Tuesday) with chemo to follow my daughter and her were working out how my mother will wrap her head. so to awake this morning and see my tie on the head of this captivating proud woman is a bright light of joy that my mother and many like her will be survivors! Thank you all for the time and efforts put into to this collaborative project. Many hands really do make a difference!

Judy Streger said...

Breathtaking!Magnificent! Outstanding! Words cannot adequately describe this awesome piece of art. Jan did a phenomenal job of combining the work of so many gifted artists into an extraordinary and powerful piece of art.

The Backporch Artessa said...

Wow! I am speechless! This just blows me away! Jan did such a magnificent job!! I am brought to tears when I think of the actual hours of love and hard work went into this project by everyone! I think this is an absolute testament to what we as a society coudl do when properly motivated- Thanks for motivating us Jan and Aileen!

Shoshanah said...

absolutely stunning! wow

catworx said...

What a fascinating piece of collaborative artwork!!! Jan did an amazing fete in assembling all the bits & pieces into one cohesive art doll....she is fabulous!!!!

Thank you for all your hard work Jan, Aileen, & Kris & all of the contributors!!!

I am so proud to have been a part of this effort and still can not believe the product...she is more than a piece of art, she is a work of love!!!

Thank you again Jan!!! You have produced a masterpiece, without a doubt!!!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I am so amazed and proud of the work that you ladies have done. An amazing project for an awesome cause. Putting all this together is truly a work from the heart. And a big thank you to all the artists that contributed their work. Thank you for this endeavor.

Darlene Rolls said...

Words truly escape me. This is a beautiful collaborative piece of art work. You can see the dedication of each artist who came together to create this OOAK.

Lori Gentile said...

Jan, I'm speechless. The doll is stunning. Every inch of her shows the love and care you used to build her. I love the photo of you and her. Every piece of art is amazing. I agree, this is an incredible collaboration.

Lucy Edson said...

What a stunning project and what love that has gone into it from all of the artists!!

An incredible project for such a wonderful cause!! Congratulations, ladies on a job well done!!

jan said...

I appreciate all these kind comments and want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who participated. And to those who missed out on this project, you can still help make it a success during the funds drive later this year. Stay tuned for further details!!!

jan

lindacreates said...

Jan, the doll is incredible! There are no words to describe the feelings I have seeing her. She stands so proudly wearing these beautiful ties and charms that stand for so much. I have chills going through me as I see each charm and tie so lovingly made honoring courageous women in this fight and in remembrance for those that have fought the good fight and lost the battle. I know my dear friends are smiling down on her!
As a survivor of this cancer, I must tell you I am so proud of this project. The women it will touch through the article and book will be far reaching. Thank you to everyone involved with this project. So much work has to have been done by so many and I say Bravo! to you all! Linda
p.s. please change my blog address to http://lindalynch.blogspot.com and website www.lindalynch.com, or tell me how and I will fix it.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Amazing, especially when you consider the size and scale of the doll and the amount of materials sent in.

Very proud to be a part of this and congratulations to Jan for pulling it together into such a cohesive piece.

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

FYI: Just posted about this milestone of the project on my blog.

Here's the link:
http://tatterededge.blogspot.com/

Di ;) said...

This doll is absolutely breathtaking! To have such vision to even create such a thing of beauty is a gift indeed!

Clausewitz said...

Oi. Parabéns por seu excelente blog. Gostaria de lhe convidar para visitar meu blog e conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil. Abração

Val Foster said...

Oh my gosh, this doll is awesome!!! I can't imagine the time and effort and love that Jan (whom I know personally) put into this. Mega-kudos to you Jan, I'm so very impressed with this doll. Just blown away.

And congrats to all the artists who contributed their art to it. It's such a meaningful work of art.
What book will this be published in? I hadn't heard anything about this project, so I'm rather clueless. Sorry, maybe someone can fill me in?

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

She is so very beautiful! You all did amazing jobs in creating her PURPOSE to fulfil aid to such an important fundraising opportunity! I will certainly tell everyone I know about what you are doing! Shout out for ALL YOU DO and for including us to be able to assist you in our small way..

God bless you!