Monday, March 6, 2017

365 Ways to Shoot A Doll : Three New Dresses Shots

This project "365 Ways to Shoot a Doll" is meant to invoke thought, emotion and conversation. As the project moves along there will references to the abuses women and children live with and through from the hands of government, husbands, fathers etc. BUT it will also deal with the positive effects of love and respect and encouragement.

365 Ways to Shoot a Doll : Three New Dresses Shots

When I found Dolly she was naked on the side of a path. I've been posting photos of her in different settings since the beginning of January. Many people have commented on how uncomfortable these images make them feel. Because of the theme of this project I feel it has been a success in many aspects.

These past few weeks I have been hand sewing dresses out of brightly coloured cottons. So far three are completed. I have spoken about this people I know and they have asked if they could sew her a dress as well. Soon Dolly will have a fancy party dress. Thank you, D'Ann!

Looking at Dolly is easier now that she is clothed. Isn't that true of so many things in life? We cover the ugly with pretty. We cover our faces with masks. We cover our bruises with makeup. We cover our sadness with laughter. It seems to be human nature. BUT these things need to be brought out into the open for true healing to happen.

Dress #1
Dress #2
Dress #3

Looking at Dolly is easier now that she is clothed. Isn't that true of so many things in life? We cover the ugly with pretty. We cover our faces with masks. We cover our bruises with makeup. We cover our sadness with laughter. It seems to be human nature. BUT these things need to be brought out into the open for true healing to happen.

My plan for this portion of the project is to extend invitations out to anyone who would like to sew a new dress for Dolly. I will send you a pattern via snail mail or scan it and send it to you via email. Just let me know.

The pattern has been altered two times. Finally it fits over Dolly's head and arms! 



2 comments:

  1. hee hee hee.. it is fun. i especially like your thoughts behind your project. i also think that our new AC theme could be right up your street. check it out, carole. here's our new theme. feel free to come out and play with us, over the weekend of march, 18-19.
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    nadine♥

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    1. Thanks, Nadine.
      I'll be there on the weekend.

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