Sunday, November 15, 2009

The grunge primitives

Meet this year's crop of dolls from the Grunge Goddess, on display at the Victorian Holiday Boutique this weekend. One of the big Raggedy Ann lookalikes was spirited away right after I snapped this shot. What can I say except that I love these guys. All of 'em.

I'm lucky enough to have this cat, Eunice by name, in my kitchen. It was given me, as a complete surprise, by neighbors involved in the first of the Victorian boutiques, way back in 2007.

I think you should take a closer look at the dolls, especially the clowns to the right, suitable for Dia Las Muertes. The Grunge Goddess, BTW, is one Norine Centofante.

Isn't the cow splendid?
More clowns.

Assorted dolls plus another cow or similar ruminant.

Last year's boutique ladies...

...and three new beauties for 2009. I'd bet the pair below are possibly Spanish: that is what their costumes plus roses in the hair insist. I'd like to have every one of them, if I were not already inundated in Stuff!

9 comments:

Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

Were all or most of the dolls illustrated for sale?

If so, did thay go like hot cakes. they should have.

Hermano

Kate said...

These are incredible and I love your kit cat, Eunice. I wonder if she would do a horse... ? :)

Jarart said...

It was amazing how much stuff was crammed into the place! Some interesting books in there too!

Steve said...

Lots of nice hand work.

Kathleen said...

I love the raggedy dolls! I used to make them ****years*** ago! Hey, the doll in blue in the last photo - HAS to be Frida Kahlo - she has one huge eyebrow =p
kgr - frame ;-)

Granny J said...

bro -- I think it takes a particular kind of person to like Ms. Grunge's style. Too many people stick with the saccharine Disney stuff.

kate -- I think one of those animals might have been a horse, grunge-style.

jarart -- oh, dear, I didn't get a look at the books. Friday was not one of my best days.

steve -- yes, some lovely items were on display at the sale, and well made, too.

frame -- you're right, that does look a lot like Frida, tho I think the doll is a bit prettier and less ferocious.

Anonymous said...

I never would have thought that it would be so much fun to look at dolls until I saw these photos.

the Boonie,
occupation of independence

Lucy said...

They are fabulous, real art; I especially like the skellies!

I wish I could touch them.

Granny J said...

boonie -- that's because you, too, have a skewed sense of what is fitting and proper/

lucy -- wish you could have attended that boutique; it was chock full of wonderful goodies, including these dolls.

 
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