Thursday, September 06, 2018

FishBoy FishHead

In honor of Rosh Hashana, which starts this Sunday night, I want to share what my doll has <<slowly>> been evolving into.

FishBoy!

He still needs eyes, which are missing because I didn't notice that one was bigger than the other until I colored them.  I had to add clay and do some sanding.  But don't you just love him?  I do. 

I got rid of the"kissy face" that I started some time ago and set aside.  (Yes, it's the same doll.  I just didn't like it, which is OK!)  I'm happy with the way he's coming out now, and that's what counts.

Rosh Hashana

I wanted to share my progress in time for the holiday, because of an interesting Jewish tradition:  we place a cooked fish head on the table during the festive meal.  "Why would you do that," you ask?

Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year.  Fish are a symbol of fertility and life, and the head of a fish shows that we want to go into the new year like a head... and not a tail.

So, I thought (uh-oh, here we go, Rivkah!)
not only is my doll still just a head right now,  (because I didn't make him a body yet, since I didn't know who he wanted to be)...he's actually wearing fishy-wishy hat on his head.  So he's my New Year's doll.  (I'm sure nobody else has a Rosh Hashana doll.  I am the only weirdo who does that.)

He needs to get some eyes though!  

What color should they be?

I won't make any resolutions other than promising myself to be more creative.  I miss having more time.  Maybe that makes me love and appreciate art even more.  

And with that, I want to wish everyone a good and healthy, prosperous art doll New Year.  





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