A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pinocchio Becomes a Real Girl

And he didn't even have to go to Switzerland.

Yesterday I painted one of my mannequins, Ebony. She was jet black when I got her, and I have wished many times that she were people-colored. So yesterday I took the plunge. I sanded her down with fine grit sandpaper to give the surface some tooth, and mixed up a nice nut brown skin color. Now she looks exactly like one of those chocolate truffles with the powdered cocoa on the outside. She looks like a real, headless, brown girl.

I am renaming her Alfre.


  1. i love it where can i get one to display my jewelry?

  2. She turned out beautiful!! Chocolatey goodness! I look forward to seeing her model for you!

  3. I got both my mannequins, Ebony (n/k/a Alfre) and Ivory at storesupply.com. They're the plastic, mold-injected ones. They were $5.95 + shipping when I got them. Ivory's days as an albino are numbered--I'm thinking of something along the lines of Salma Hayek or Jennifer Beals.

  4. love it!!! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  5. LOVE hearing about your industriousness! Really turned out lovely! You'll enjoy her for years~~

  6. Oh dear, she looks good enough to eat - but that would be cannibalism! And she does look like a real - headless, limbless - girl.
    Hello Alfre - welcome to the world of modelling assistants.