Thursday, August 18, 2011
JSA for my husband
I love kokeshi dolls. So when I was walking the craft isles last year I saw all these cute little wooden boys. I originally was going to paint up some kawai girls but as it was about to be our anniversary so I decided to make the JSA for my husband. Little did I know the JSA would be followed by JLA, Legion, Teen Titans and various Avenger heroes. Still growing in collection, I refuse to update costumes to the new One Restart and instead tend to go for the more classic looks. But Karate kid still has a pop collar, because the kicks are only as high as the collar. Now you know the nerd that hides within me.
Kokeshi (こけし, kokeshi?), are Japanese dolls, originally from northern Japan. They are handmade from wood, have a simple trunk and an enlarged head with a few thin, painted lines to define the face. The body has a floral design painted in red, black, and sometimes yellow, and covered with a layer of wax. One characteristic of kokeshi dolls is their lack of arms or legs.