Some time ago, I started a project called “The Girl In A Box”. I planned to paint a fashion doll and arrange her in different poses to represent a woman forced to conform to society’s standards. It was a grand idea and in my excitement , I ran to one of my favorite thrift stores. I found my Girl and her Box as if by cosmic design. Now what?
Her first coat of paint was a coat of Payne’s Grey. That particular shade of gray can appear blue-black in a certain light. My doll looked like she’d escaped a minstrel show.
This was obviously not what I’d intended. Lucky for me I had a jar of blue glitter glaze. Once I painted a layer of that stuff on top of her skin, she began to look like a robot lady.
Since then the Girl has been through a lot of changes. She’s been gray, blue and red. Now? Now she’s reptilian. I’m thinking a new look is coming soon along with some new adventures. We had fun at ArtWalk. She met some cool people and took a few photos with The Box…which she never really poses with anymore.
Once she outgrew that box, it just doesn’t feel right trying to make her go back in.