I love toys, and as a girl i loved dolls especially..
Sindy was my favourite nowadays she looks more like Barbie, but at the time i loved Sindy. Wide eyed, pouty mouth and long hair perfect for me to play hairdresser on ! :)
As part of my fabulous online course "Paint Your Story" with Mindy Lacefield we were given the project of drawing a favourite doll from Childhood.
It got me thinking about the Toys i loved growing up in the 80's. I was a huge fan of anything and everything from the US and Cabbage Patch Kids hit the UK market, i went crazy for these dolls and my sweet mum went to London and queued to get me one.
Funny looking things really, but i worshipped this doll, it was quite like this one in the picture and i called it "Altheda"
I loved Garbage Pail too and collected a lot of the cards, i was dazzled by the imagination of these characters and they where slightly weird and i love weird stuff
I find it inspiring to realise that inspiration for your art and illustration can come from the things we once loved in Childhood, they toys and crazes long forgotten but at the time filled up our imagination.
I would really love to hear what your favourite toys were and from what era ?or what craze you where really into ?
Be great to read your replies.
Lots of love and 80's inspiration :)
Heidi M xxx