Welcome to my next installment of my dolls series. My first was Welcome to Dollhouse over a year ago and this time I decided to transport my portrayal of human dolls to the woods where they are having a quaint little tea party. My inspiration came to me when I went to a contemporary dance show and here were some beautiful dancers with balloons attached to them and from there the vision of three dolls having a tea party came to me. I wanted the colours this time to feel primary and bright and I loved the idea of having each girl with their own balloon as an extension of themselves. I decided to have them wear tutus that I made each with their own colour and white corset (gotta love Etsy where I found two of the beautiful corsets).
I wanted almost a fairytail or fantasy feel to it and was so happy the weather and location worked so perfectly for this. I discovered this park while running through the river valley in Edmonton and thought wow what a perfect location. It was quiet with very few people around and it was easily accessible by vehicle which was important as I didn't want to walk to far hauling all my props. It was a little chilly that day but the sun did shine for us and my models were amazing toughing out the chill to help me create my vision. I have to send a big thank you to the fabulous models as you girls were wonderful to work with. Also a huge thank you to my beautiful friend and amazing make-up artist, Jacqueline Laine, who has always did a fabulous job. And another huge thank you to William Halabi and his staff at The Beauty Louge who did an amazing job on the hair. Also a huge thank you to my friend Glen who took time out of his day off to assist me and carry my props arounds, I don't know how I would have done it without you!
Well here is my series: Tea Party :)
I don't know what it is about dolls that appeals to me but each year I hope to do a series exploring this weird fascination.