It’s Blandina

Blandina is not the most popular thing I’ve ever made.















50 responses to “It’s Blandina”

  1. Smash Avatar

    She is amazing!!!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks, I always thought so :)

  2. Michael Cargill Avatar

    You scoundrel, you made me spill coffee all over my desk.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Hahaha! That made my morning!

  3. rachelocal Avatar

    At least you got her dress right!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Yes, I’ve always had a keen eye for such details ;)

  4. ratlover Avatar

    I laughed. I think you did a great job, considering she’s only newspaper and duct tape. Also, the typewriter speech bubbles are cute.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! I really like the typewriter text! It was a suggestion from a very brilliant woman :D

  5. Grace @ Cultural Life Avatar

    Ah, I laughed so hard at this! You are wonderfully creative. Great post! :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! I’m glad Blandina is finally getting some love….

  6. silkpurseproductions Avatar

    Everybody needs a clone. In fact it seems there are a lot of people running around with IOUs for brains so maybe there are more of them out there than we think.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ha! You might be right!

  7. muddledmom Avatar

    That’s something I wouldn’t want to run into at night. Glad to see you’ve tweaked your skills a bit. ;) Love your new header art!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ha… yeah, she caused a number of minor heart attacks. :)

  8. Rae Avatar

    Really, what can duck tape not make?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      As I found out in my art classes at college… absolutely nothing. Duct tape is everything.

  9. pjsassifras Avatar

    I think she is fantastic!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! It warms my heart to know she is appreciated :D

  10. kaloskraft Avatar

    Hahaha! I totally was not expecting the reaction at the end!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :D Now just imagine that happening every day, 6 times over.

  11. becomingcliche Avatar

    AWW! I love the spilled coffee on the carpet!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks :) It was fun to try to make paper look like liquid!

  12. engagetheirminds Avatar

    Maybe they will come out with a line of skin-colored duct tape so you can try that project again.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Oooohhhh, now THERE’S an idea!

  13. creative pixie Avatar
    creative pixie

    Love it!

  14. LUGS Avatar

    HAHAHAHAHA! :) enjoyed the surprised looks…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :D Thanks! I actually did 4 different versions before I liked the end result!

  15. Angie Z. Avatar

    Oh my god. Don’t tkae this wrong but your Blandina doll might be your best work ever. I can’t believe every kid didn’t have a Blandina.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I was kind of hoping other kids DID have such creations. I wanted to see pictures!

  16. Laura Beth Avatar

    Aw ha ha! Blandina does her best!!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ha! Yes! Finally, Blandina gets a little sympathy!

  17. Indian Ad Divas Avatar

    Those eek! moments are brilliant. :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Yay, thank you! I worked for half a day on them!

  18. Emily Avatar

    1. Did this really happen?

    2. How did you come up with the name “Blandina?”

    3. Did you save her for Halloween?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      It did really happen. Blandina has always been one of my favorite names. I read about Saint Blandina in a book of saints and just loved the name. I know it’s weird. She was around for a few Halloweens, but she was never a prop. I mean, she was my clone. That’s not scary! ;)

      1. Emily Avatar

        But, she scared your family members pretty good.

  19. Go Jules Go Avatar

    Ha! This makes that Crest toothpaste costume I wore when I was 11 look like a fuzzy widdle bunny rabbit.

  20. Mandy Moon Avatar

    A lot of people don’t know what to make of cheaply-fashioned clones. I don’t think Blandina is scary at all. She was probably a pretty good friend. Clones are usually pretty insightful once you get used to them :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I was hoping you’d see this one! :) I didn’t want to make this comic, to be honest, but it was specially requested. I still love Blandina. I was hoping other people would share their “monstrous” creations. There’s time! I expect them all to start rolling in soon.

  21. André Hottër Avatar

    First I love your blog! Congrats! ;)
    I am Brazilian and would like to keep in touch with bloggers from outside Brazil.
    Anyway, I hope your visit in my site when you have a moment to spare.

  22. pegoleg Avatar

    Blandina is fabulous. Did you really make that when you were a kid? Obviously all your talent was percolating even way back then!

  23. russelllindsey Avatar

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde and commented:
    Love it!

  24. russelllindsey Avatar

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde and commented:
    Love it!

  25. talesfromthemotherland Avatar

    Catching up, after being away… two of The Middle Sister! Oh happy day.

  26. monicastangledweb Avatar

    I love Blandina’s dress! Where can I get one for my clone? ;)

  27. Ugly Nikki Avatar

    Your work is great. I’m glad I checked it out :)

  28. sparkthismarriage Avatar

    All we need now are Blandina PaperDolls.

  29. epicaldragon13 Avatar

    I wonder how long Blandina survived for….

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