Monday, August 30, 2010

Family Matters Most

  The Family is probably my favorite collective body (bodies?) of work. I know so far I keep saying this and that is my favorite, but I reaaallly enjoy doing this. lol But as a whole, complete collection, The Family wins. However, they are missing something, in my opinion. A Daddy! I don't much like working with Kens, but I have one waiting for me.

  A couple days ago I found a suitable (read: not too much of a weenie) Ken and painted his face white. It's dry by now and he's ready to begin work. I'm sure once work actually begins, I'll be inspired, but as I sit here and stare at here, I'm not so much feeling it. I can't deco his face as much and well, boys don't really wear lace. He has to match tho! Don't worry guys, he'll come together. I'm excited, yet...I don't know. I want him to be perfect, as I want them all to be perfect. I do know, or think I know, he'll be wearing a top hat. lol

  Pix will have to wait til I see Apey again, as she has the working camera. He should be done enough by then, or at least well enough on his way to give you an idea of wear he's heading.

  I'm also working on another project I'm way more into. An Asian inspired lady who's kind of my anti-Keisha as I keep calling her. Now she's badass. heh

Sunday, August 29, 2010


This is my favorite kind of work to do, I think. I love the Sugar Skull-esque kind of look and I love the detail. I love the look of stitches and the placement of all the little decals. Ever so careful, ever so perfect. It's the most fulfilling. Well, maybe not the most fulfilling. I do love making the outfits too. I love it all, really, but ladies like these end up being my favorites.

Her picture was taken before the macro button was discovered on Apey's camera, but you get the point. lol I'm a big fan of the detailed face work.

Another favorite. Oh I have lots. I'll leave you on this note. :o)

- Joy -

Saturday, August 28, 2010

The new girl in town

So I haven't quite figured this all out yet, but I figured I should introduce myself. My name is Joy, I'm 30 and live in Michigan with my wonderful husband and 3 lovely children. I started this crazy Barbie Bishes thing that seems to be happening.

I've always altered my own clothes and altered my own Barbies as a child. Suzi Retro is one of my oldest. She's had her mohawk since about 1989. I just gave her a bit of a make over recently.  

I also collect Barbies. I have lots still in boxes and some that are meant to be in boxes, but the years were not so kind to those boxes. These lovely ladies live in my china cabinet. I'm a collector, respecter and artist. I started arted them again recently when I went a little craycray and needed some therapy. Let me tell you, it's amazing therapy. There's a little piece of me in every one. Some I make for me, for keeps. For thoughts, feelings, emotions I can't express. Some I make because I think they'd just be cool.

I usually have about 3-4 going at once. Get frustrated at one, move on to another. Or get an idea that doesn't apply to whoever I happen to be working on. I love it. I have a deep love for Barbie that started in childhood and has just never left. I express it in many ways, as you can see.

I guess that's it for an intro. We'll see what's up next! :o)

 - Joy -

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