Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Hi Doll!



The museum is holding an art exhibition, paintings, drawings, and 'dolls,' run by the council as part of a community art thingy.  Personally art may be OK in its right place but a museum is for history, not art I say.  There again it is all part of being a 'community,' that meaningless word.  Why can't they say 'town?' However I notice the opinion of the esteemed viewer appears to be an exhibition of a very high standard, several visitors have remarked so.  Many have already been sold and gratified artists will be collecting their cash at the end of the display.  
One individual, I did not catch the name, has created these dolls, which have attracted notice. There are several on display but not being a doll collector I am not sure what you may think of them.  I cannot recall if any have sold as I forgot to look, they are however interesting and remind me of one of my nieces in that she looks like them!  I have just found a name, 'Fantasia Textiles.'  This may be the work of more than one individual, although they do have a similarity don't they?  
Difficult to photograph through the glass case however.


No doubt the artist would not refer to her 'work' as 'dolls,' but I am a simple individual and like to keep life that way.  None of the many visitors today mentioned these as they left, and I always seek their opinion if possible.  One was delighted to see her excellent drawings of flowers had been sold (£15 was cheap for two examples of her talent I thought) and one not so happy as she collected her 'failed effort.' Her entry was rejected by the judges which was a shame. 


It was a delightful warm day again and this I think brought people out of doors and straight into the museum.  Some even bought things, quite a lot of money came from a very happy couple from Brisbane, wherever that is!  One nice lady gave me info on her Great War relations and another fellow may well provide more in the days to come if his gran can remember the details.  While I scribble this I ought to be writing these folks up so I am off to do that now while you talk among yourselves.



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8 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

I can see a lot of people might like them, and they are really interesting and creative, but somehow I do not "take" to them myself. I think it's because the faces are all so similar, it looks like one person dressed up in a load of different costumes. Perhaps that's what it's meant to be, I suppose...

Carol in Cairns said...

They look like a great exhibition of local talent. Does Braintree have an art gallery? I think it is OK to share the space ~ after all it is all cultural and what defines us today will one day be historical displays in museums.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

First you admit to not being tough enough to work like a woman, and now a display of dolls has caught your eye. I am starting to get really worried about you, my friend.

Lee said...

Oh! Dear! I am very worried now! You were looking for a cleaning lady the last I read!

And I've just read Jerry comment...he, too, is concerned by the looks of things!


Brisbane is only an hour or so, depending on how fast one drives from where I live.

the fly in the web said...

They are not for me...they look half witted.

Adullamite said...

Jenny, The faces are strange, and they do remind me if my niece....

Carol, No gallery her although the Old Town Hall is often used for this purpose. The museum is not the right place, but it brings folks in.

Jerry, Women's work is women's work! And these are ART!!!

Lee, You will be run into Brisbane jail soon, along with Jerry!!!!

Fly, I told you, they remind me of my niece.

Arlynda Lea Beuterbaugh said...

Are these the the kind of ladies you usually go after?

Adullamite said...

Arlynda, My lawyers letter is on its way!