sharkpuppetbarbiedoll


I bought a shark headed puppet at the dollar store.  Then I bought a couple of dolls.  This is what happened next.

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This reminds me of the painting I did called 'the former Miss America', for the poem of the same name.


 The former Miss America  ate all her dinners raw,  tucking every extra morsel, bloody  in her bra.

The former Miss America

ate all her dinners raw,

tucking every extra morsel, bloody

in her bra.


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Bought a shark puppet from the dollar store.  Took some photos, put them on Facebook.  Someone said something, and I said, 'you're lucky I didn't buy a barbie doll'.  So I did.


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Shark head puppet painting, from the poem 'this is the realm of the wild remora'. 


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Shark head puppet redhead barbiedoll in the bath photograph.  Then I said, 'I should put them in the bath', so I did.  Jo Forrest 2018.


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Shark head puppet blonde barbiedoll in the bath.  Jo Forrest 2018.


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Shark head puppet blonde barbiedoll in a pink tutu, in the bath.  Jo Forrest 2018


I filled the bath with warm water and took these photographs.  I'm going to do at least one painting from them.  The fun you can have from two items from the dollar store, and the thrift shop.


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Shark puppet barbiedoll painting, day one.  For the poem 'this is the realm of the wild remora'.

Coughing up bones,

we expel our emotions,

love-sick for blood

in delirious oceans. 

#509 verse: 17


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Shark head puppet red head barbiedoll painting, day two.  Up 'til 4.  Too damn late.  Fun though.


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Layer one of the red hair painted, teeth, gums.  So much fun. 


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Shark head puppet red haired bbdoll painting.  Light on the water.  Still needs more work, but it's getting there.  The text will be last.


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Did a bit more work on the blue edge, and added some white highlights to the patterned background.  The text is next.  That will take some time to do.


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Text added.

Coughing up bones,

we expel our emotions,

love-sick for blood

in delirious oceans.


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Shark head puppet blonde barbiedoll painting, day 2. 

Bubble-gum pink

in the moon's cold aurora,

this is the realm of the

wild remora.

Jo Forrest 'this is the realm of the wild remora', verse: 11


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Painting number three.  Blonde barbiedoll, shark head puppet.  Unfinished.


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Got the text done, which is the hard part.  Had to change the hair and the text at the bottom right.  The shark is next.


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A bit more work done.


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More work done on the hair.


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Finished.  Started the next one.  Well, it is shark week.


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Shark head puppet blonde barbiedoll.  Wrote a new verse to go with it.

Swimming with sharks

is a lesson in pain,

these are the only words

spoken in vain.

'this is the realm of the wild remora', #509 verse:18


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Almost finished.  Things got a little out of hand, maybe.


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Shark-head-puppet blonde barbiedoll painting number four.  I think I've overdone it.  I might repaint parts of it out.