Sunday, October 13, 2013

Zombie Making

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner.  It's the perfect time for making some zombie dolls.  I recently participated in the Alice in Wonderland Zombie Swap. Zombie doll making is so much fun, it was hard to stop when the swap was over.  I know for most people that sounds weird.  Seriously some of my family, friends and neighbors think I'm a bit weird making zombie dolls. Worse yet I mail them to other people. They don't really get it, but that's okay I have a group of zombie making friends that do.  After the Alice in Wonderland Zombie Swap, a group of us decided we weren't ready to end the zombie making fun so a challenge was issued . . . make a zombie doll for yourself. 

A few years ago I did my first zombie doll swap with Val & Friends.  I saw a cartoon about zombie rehabilitation where the zombies were re-trained to do work by hanging a stick with a dangling brain in front of them. You know, dangling the proverbial carrot only in this case they like brains.  The idea intrigued me so I created this little guy here.  His name is Dead Fred.  I was so sad to see him go. I've often thought I'd like to make Dead Fred again for myself. When the zombie challenge was issued, I immediately thought about Fred. I dug up pictures so I could  re-make him, but true to myself I had to change it up a bit.  This time he's made from recycled wool sweaters and coats, one of my favorite mediums.

 Meet Dead Donald the newest zombie in town.  Like Fred he's part of the Zombie Rehabilitation program. I have his brain all made I just need to rig it up on the stick.  Even though he's not quite finished I couldn't resist sharing him. He's much bigger than I planned but I like how he turned out. I think we'll go sit down on the couch together and read the second book in the Alice in Zombieland series.

1 comment:

val said...

I love Dead Fred AND Dead Donald! I can't wait til he sees his brain! hahahaha!