Thursday, March 10, 2016

One day late...Barbie's Birthday

I totally forgot to post yesterday on the holy of holies...Barbie's birthday. But it was understandable. It is also my wedding anniversary. 


So here is my tribute to the plastic goddess we all go broke for.  This is classic black dress redressed in Betty Draper's party gown and I took that elastic thing off her ponytail to let her hair fly away loose. She looks much better and at ease now. Here she is having her cake and eating it too. She's looking good at 57. 

I've been really busy with the auctions as well writing a 1:6 scale tutorial for contribution to an E-book for a writer who asked me to help, as well as getting photos together for Poppy and Ryan getting ready to meet Poppy's parents. I took those today and hopefully can get a blog post ready. I am thinking of making Poppy's parents severely disfunctional  as I re-write the type of Doctor Dr. Parker is- not a medical doctor but he holds a doctorate in Egyptology which is why he gets along with Uncle Giles so well and wastes money on digs and travel lecturing. He married Penelope, Poppy's mother, a debutante with a trust fund, related to the Baroness, which enabled him to devote himself to archeology without having to fund it to much the regular way with grants and paperwork, but networking with the rich and famous. His wife found it romantic at first but then devastatingly boring to be in the middle of nowhere digging for pieces and bits of broken pots as she calls it  when she could be shopping for the latest fashion with her cousins .Devoted to her daughters and family, she finds her husband's obsession with dead mummys amusing at best, infuriating at worst. 
 That's the background so far on Poppy's parents.  So I hope to be along with the story line in a bit. 
Lisa

7 comments:

Phyllis said...

Haha, you have been busy young lady! Happy Anniversary! How lucky that you share that day with the iconic Barbie's birthday! I hope both of you had a lovely day!

Farrah Lily said...

Wow, that is quite a story so far! So not only are you talented at building dioramas...you are a writer as well! I'm looking forward to what's coming up. Happy Aniversary!

Muff said...

Now that's a very interesting story idea!

Lisa Neault said...

LOL...Thank you. I wanted Poppy to be as messed up as possible so there would be lots of drama from her well to do family. Make it interesting and not so boring. In my experience the most interesting families were the ones that brought the drama to the table and it didn't really matter about their financial situation, people are still people at the end of the day. I have found myself in so many real life situations that should have been in a soap opera or a book that I figured they would make a good dolly diorama story! lol...

Vanessa said...

Happy belated anniversary to you. Barbie looks great for her age. As for the storyline....add a good murder in there and you have the makings of an Agatha Cristie novel. Peroit went on a couple of Egytian digs and of course there were plenty of murders. Looking forward to the story.

Betty said...

Happy Birthday Barbie. I'm not a Barbie collector, but I enjoy seeing 1:6 scale things so I usually lurk and read. You probably heard about this Barbie event, but in case you didn't the pictures are amazing. 700 Barbies.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3484259/Are-glamorous-Barbies-Iconic-dolls-dressed-catwalk-models-Marie-Antoinette-display-Paris.html

Lisa Neault said...

Hi Betty. I've seen the Paris event- it is the doll event of the year! Thank you for posting that!