"The Garcia Girls" ●
Three sweet girls, "Naomi", "Yolanda" and "Laura", from an unlikely source: all 3 made from one of these pictured above, right. You can tell they are sisters because of their eyes . . . (apparently this photo was taken early in the process, because I do not have one of their eyes)
Made from a Japanese toy called a 'kendama", similar to our 'cup-and-ball' game, consisting of a wooden cup with a handle and a ball attached to a cup by a string.
"The Twins" ● are 'Glen" and "Glenda", one in the same. Stylish and fashion forward, both cut from the same cloth . . .errrr I mean foot roller.
Made from a wooden 'foot roller' like the one pictured above left.
Three singing nuns came into my studio as a broken ceramic music box (similar to the one pictured below on right). I cleaned and cut and dolled them up and they became the Singin' Sistas.
Left to right the Sistas are:
"Sista Sam" The 2nd of the Singing Trio of Sistas. Sam is indeed a musical wonder. Reminiscent of Debbie Reynolds's 1966 movie "The Singing Nun".
"Sista Delores Heart"● Delores Hart, a beautiful film actress in the 50’s, often compared to Grace Kelly, playing opposite Elvis in several movies. In the early 60’s Delores at 24, decided to leave Hollywood to become a nun, taking her final vows in 1970. The Documentary “God Is the Bigger Elvis” is a 2011 film about Sister Hart. When the film was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Sister Hart was in attendance.
"Sista Shay"● first appeared on this blog last November. A patent leather belt, vintage metal hair pins for arms, and buttons for hands. Coins (with hole) make up her shoulders.