Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Barbie Skywalker: 51/365

When I was falling asleep last night, I started thinking of the other things that are "broken" in my home.  I have quite a Barbie collection from my childhood, that I have never been able to part with.  Most of them are from the 80's and some are decapitated.  The main reason I can't part with them, is how much fun I had playing Barbies with my aunt.  This post is for my sweet Esther, one of my biggest fans, fellow collector and enthusiast.

Recently, my father-in-law brought over my husband's old Star Wars figures, and my son was finally able to meet the headless Luke his dad had been telling him about.  So I decided to make today's photo about broken goodness. My kids had fun helping me gather broken toys while thinking about Syd from Toy Story who recreates far-out playthings.

This photo was the one that made the cut. I experimented with my external flash giving Luke's head transplant some Hollywood side lighting.  Even with cracks, missing body parts, and other flaws, we can  still be loved and make a strong impression.  


  1. Yes, we can!

    I bet you make some mighty fine lemonade, too. Though, I hope life doesn't unduly decide to hand you a basket full of lemons.

    You are an inspiration, Amy.

    [I'm particularly fond of the matriska (if that's what it is and that's how you spell it) atop the headless Barbie!]

  2. Hi again.

    I just noticed that a link to my blog ended up on a site called bloglovin. Since I haven't ever heard of it, I went over to check it out. While looking for where they are linking to me, I found this: http://www.bloglovin.com/m/373960/170813859/a/0/aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmZlZWRwcm94eS5nb29nbGUuY29tJTJGJTdFciUyRnRoZWRyaWZ0ZXJhbmR0aGVneXBzeSUyRiU3RTMlMkZWTjdRcHpycmdBSSUyRmRpeS1zbm93LWdsb2Jlcy5odG1s

    and thought of you.

  3. That is so cool. They have good taste when dishing their lovin'. I stumbled across that craft coincidentally, yesterday. I do hope to make one soon!

    Glad you guys like the picture. My mom said, "You just had to put boobs in there didn't you." Yes, yes I did.

  4. My 14-year-old Star-Wars-Loving-Barbie-Hating daughter was seriously disturbed by this image. Which means you are definitely on the right track! WTG!

  5. I love how it looks like Barbie Skywalker just busted out of the broken snowglobe!

    I totally relate to the collection of busted up toys, reading this post made wish I had saved mine. I had a few Barbies and one headless Ken that I particularly remember using a lot. Made for some awkward dates though (Barbie always had to drive, they couldn't go the the movies, obviously, stuff like that).

  6. This is so awesome! Love Barbie Skywalker, she freaked me out a little. And Matryoshka Barbie is great. Nice frog placement, by the way. ;)