My almost 104 year old Grandmother, Margaret spent 15 minutes last night talking about the Wayne(s). #WayneGreene ( longterm interfamily connectedness) City Editor of the Tulsa World and #WayneCoyne of the OKC Flaming Lips ( who is also my brother's employer and friend since HS).
My Grandmother then ask me what I had done with my brother most recently, and I had to be honest. I GO GIRL'd him.
Paperdolls first. My Grandmother's childhood era played extensively with paper dolls. A paper doll is a one dimensional figure and they are typically dressed from a collection of pre-printed clothing with small tabs at the edge that fold over the one dimensional figure. Most have a single outfit, and maybe a hat.... but any accessories were usually included in the full body outfit. They were typicall cut from a magazine or board, and then stored in a shoebox. The format for this may have been a method to show clothing styles to potential buyers, before clothing was sold ready made, but that is just a guess.
This tab style eventually evolved over years from that to static cling clothing to magnetic clothing.... but pretty much all the same gig. (Barbies hatched from this idea to 3-D ...no not #DDD but I see your point..... to a doll because of the cumbersome nature of the doll clothes falling off.)
My Grandmother diligently saved for me from the women's home magazine McCalls, the Betsy McCall paper dolls that came, starting about the time I was born. http://tpettit.best.vwh.net/dolls/pd_scans/betsy_mccall/1960.html Betsy was a perpetually gradeschool aged girl with all the accoutrement. These paperdolls were often outfitted in the most recent trends, but there is an element to these dolls that is very like the American Girl dolls, and so Betsy had adventures, and clothing to go with her adventures. The child provided the story line and it seems the magazine had a friend or two for Betsy.
If you understand that my Grandmother was involved in the hey-day of Tulsa in operations of Cinderella Bootery, (THE place to buy shoes for children and women) the whole clothes horse thing will not escape you.
Ok. So back to my brother story.
So I try to explain to my Grandmother that paperdolls have advanced to APPS.
And then that the High Museum of Atlanta http://www.high.org/ is hosting the Vermeer, Girl With One Pearl Earring exhibit. And in that they have a delightful paperdoll style APP that you can indeed apply the accoutrement of the Girl With One Pearl Earring to any photo.
http://www.high.org/GoGirl.aspx This is the APP.
This is what I did to my brother.... no that's wrong. This is how I applied my creativity to myself AND my brother. http://www.high.org/GoGirl/Gallery.aspx?searchkey=winslow
No idea what one has to do to be accepted into this High Museum gallery. And of course the joy of getting to play along with an interactive regarding art is what the High continues to perfect.