It's official...The Imitation of Life Construction Company
has posted a slideshow of the winners for this year's Dimensions in Dollmaking Show in San Diego and Viewers's choice went to "Carlotta, Ms Cougar 2009" in the "Bra Challenge" category. Here is a link for the dolls made for the challenge hosted by Barb and Doug Keeling.
For the Bra Challenge category, you had to incorporate a bra in the making of the doll. Can you see where the bra is in this photo of Ms Cougar??
The purpose of the challenge was to bring awareness to Breast Cancer.
Carlotta, Ms Cougar 2009 loves her shag rug and is quite proud of her trophy. Do you know any cougars? C'mon, you must know a few. In fact, TV even has a show called "Cougartown" starring Courtney Cox.
I must have hit on a "theme" because it would never have won a technical award. This was not the best doll ever made! Seriously. I took many short cuts (glued, velcro-ed and everything imaginable) to hurry and get her out the door. I was thrilled to win nonetheless and it was for a good cause which made it all worth it! My friend, Cindy Sowers told me it is the idea, the imagination of what makes the doll resonate with people. She made a beautiful doll Lorelei and I know she has put MANY MANY hours into making her, take a look.
I guess there are more cougars out there than we are aware of..better watch out guys, grrrrrrrrrrr
ANYWAY....here's where the bra is: