Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Dolly!

Dolly Parton's Birthday is January 19th. She is the 4th of 12 children who grew up in poverty in Sevierville, Tennessee.
She likes to wear butterflies in her outfits and decorate her sets with them. Butterflies are symbols of rebirth, transformation, beauty and freedom.
It took me 5 years to collect all these images of Dolly to create this 10 ft. piece. (It wouldn't fit in the house!) Here's a close-up view.
My favorite song by Dolly is her first big solo hit, Jolene.
This is a live clip from 1976. ( Note the signature butterflies on her dress.)


caramela said...

Now Kim, that is the work of love! I think Dolly would be happy-
Thank you for your sweet words on my blog-
Annamaria :)

elponk said...


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dolly!