Haunted by the Thought of You

When I saw Art Doll Quarterly had a challenge to make a doll based off of a song, I knew I had to participate!

My inspiration for the song challenge came from Jill Tracy. Her music has the ability to create such emotion from her listeners I knew she was the artist I had to use. I decided to use her song "Haunted by the Thought of You", which I believe explores the theme of longing for someone almost to the point of obsession.

My doll was created using Creative Paperclay. She is painted with acrylics, and has a tibetan lamb hair wig. Hands have always been a struggle for me, but since I wanted her to hold the journal, I knew I needed them. I used hands from a Monster High doll re-painted to match her skin tone.
The journal is also completely handmade using parchment paper, and part of an old book cover. I collaged various elements including a vintage postcard image from 1910. I then coffee stained the pages and burned the edges.

I deliberately did not make the journal to scale, as I wanted to show how our thoughts can consume us and become larger than life. The edges of the pages are burned to symbolize how our memories can become blurred over time.