Meet Battina

Mighty Ugly Doll

She’s my Mighty Ugly doll, just hangin’ out. She’s a bit of a misfit, and has just returned from a bender in Vegas, where she was found passed out under the craps table.

I’m quite fond of her.

Mighty Ugly was an excellent time. It took me right back to those days at the Children’s Festival where we’d be parked in front of a table of egg cartons, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and other assorted crafting detrius and told to make a monster of some sort. I used to love that. Turns out I still do.

There are definitely things about Battina I find ugly and challenging. The pinwheel/dice thingie I stuck on her front. The star on her back. Added only for garishness. Which was kindof the point.

I do like her wacky hook-feet though!

Getting my hands dirty, so to speak, in crafting again has made me less afraid of working with the materials. I reacquainted myself with fabrics and fasteners and notions. I glued and cut and stuffed and sewed and tried some things and gave up on others.

One result was Battina.

The other? I’m a lot less afraid of crafting and creating than I was before Mighty Ugly.

I still might not ever make something beautiful and pretty. But you know, ugly’s really not so bad!

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4 thoughts on “Mighty!

  1. Ellis

    So crafty Jen! Checkout the animation 9, produced by Tim Burton. Lots of creative ideas in making the awgly/awesome stuff. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/

    xoxo -e

    peechie Reply:

    Ooh yes, I watched 9 on a flight a while back! So cute, and definitely applicable with the little ugly/awesome doll things 🙂

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