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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Help Me Name that Doll!

Empty locket soon to have clockworks

Ok so I'm a little late with this post, but I just designed, and produced a whole artistically-altered clothing line called LITTLE RED WOLF (be sure to return this week to learn more about that!) and I am just finishing up filling a major west coast order for some bunny pencil cases! So I think I'm entitled.
NEVERTHELESS here is my soul-gutted girl without a name!
I'm currently working on her chest locket where her heart used to be and it will be getting a clockworks (the inside of an old watch) and her ripped out heart will now reside in a little birdcage that she will soon begin to carry around...her only saving grace is the bird that used to live in the cage where her heart now lives is finally free (perched high outside the cage.)

So now that you know all there is to know I'm taking suggestions and ideas for a clever name that invoke her soul-gutted state....Please leave a comment and help me name her!

my soul gutted doll with unfinished boot her heart is now an empty locket but it will soon have a clockworks inside...because its all about time face detail she has set in tears and tracks...

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Her back story reminds me in a sense of Ophelia from Hamlet. Maybe that as a name?

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHanna


December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn


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December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

I would name her Lilith, kind of makes sense the strength yet emptiness...love all of the details, precision and emotion.

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraplsd21

Elaine...Its just a random thought, but the name reminds me of a kind of distant yet poised elegance that this doll has, that in my opinion the modern world today has looked past.

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia


December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteradriana em

Ahh she came out so perfect!
maybe Alma because she is soul gutted and alma means souls en espanol?

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis Inguaggiato

Marisol -

She turned out simply amazing! Her eyes are wonderful, so poignant, so sad, perhaps a little lonely. My hats off to you on this wonderful soul you have created. I hope you enjoyed your time in Mexico, we missed you in class? I still have not finished my rabbit, I hope I get some time during Christmas, hah! Work has just been crazy mad and putting in long hours and a longer commute. It was such a pleasure to get to sit next to you and Manon in Lillian's class. I had so much fun. Lillian is just awesome and Latina too boot!
Anyway, enjoy your Christmas, say hello to Manon for me.

Elaine Allen

P.S. How about Corzon for her name?

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine Allen

What a unique and beautiful doll even though it is scary. Scary because it is not a typical doll that children wants. I suggests to name the doll Adrienne. Adrienne comes from a lyrics of a song i knew before.

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertoys and games

Lillianna Marie~

Comes from a character in a book a friend is writing based off Lillith. Deathly strong, beautiful, elegant, soulless and heartless.
Couldn't help but butt in~

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura W

I think her name is Clotilde. Think of the time the novel Bel Ami.

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertai

Dolores del Alma......
Alma partida

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon


I don't know, something about her feels like a "Rae" to me. She's amazing, and I can't wait to see your clothing line!

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraudrey willa


December 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrena wilhelm

She's truly frightening.
Dolls have always freaked me out...
But you did a great job.
I like the texture of the paint.

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