Russian Don Horse #1: Barbie Scale

Barbie would think the horse is too fluffy (i.e. FAT) to ride, but don’t tell him that. Growing up as a girl more interested in tigers, cars, and going as fast as I could on the swings greatly dampened my potential for a love of Barbie dolls. So of course, she is nowhere to be found near the horse.

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He is sewn from suiting material and accented with vinyl and white felt. Oh, and he’s wearing makeup. How else do you get a little rosy nose like that?

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This horse may be a vegetarian, but he’s not vegan. That’s real llama fur, folks. Courtesy of Etsy.

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I tried to be clever and hot-glued the bottoms of his hooves on. Not a good idea. They look ragged. I think I’ll settle for craft felt or quilting material sewn on next time around the block.

So, why did I randomly make a Barbie-scale horse doll? For a final in my sculpture class, that’s why. And he has two buddies with him to boot:

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But I’ll keep you in suspense, dear hypothetical reader staring at me in excitement. I’ll post about his other two friends later…eventually.

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