Do you know what a frozen Charlotte doll is? Here are some:
I’ve seen these in artworks and wondered where you’d get them, but I had no idea they had a special name, and I’ve never seen them in any shops here in Australia. My friend Jenine introduced me to them recently, and once I had a name for them, I started googling them. Oh my!!! Talk about doll-lust. I felt I just HAD to have a frozen Charlotte of my own.
But like I said, I’ve never seen one in Australia, and when I tried to buy one, the shipping fees were just exhorbitant. Scrap that. So I pulled out my clay and sculpting tool and decided to see if I could make one. Honestly, I’m not a very confident sculptor, and all the time I was making the doll, a little negative voice was ripping into me, telling me what a hopeless job I was doing. I did my best to ignore it and sculpted on.
Not perfect, and definitely not as detailed as some of the lovely frozen Charlottes I’ve seen on the internet, but I hoped once I’d painted her, she’d come up okay. I made a mould of her, and since then, most mornings I hop up and press some new Fimo or plaster or clay into my mould. I’ve got a nice little line up of dolls now and once I painted and glazed them I fell in love!
What to do with my little collection of frozen Charlottes? I’ve been making plaster nichos, like tiny shrines, for them to live in.
What would you do with a frozen Charlotte? I’d love to hear your ideas!