Thursday, June 18, 2009
despite all the rain we are having in the northeast, my ferns are happier than ever. this particular one caught my eye and seems to make the perfect spiral cradle for a spirit doll. her linen dress is imprinted with a bold pink dahlia. stay tuned for more in the botanical series!
Monday, June 15, 2009
an artist in san francisco sent me some beautiful hankies from chinatown, knowing they would be transformed into spirit doll dresses. thank you gary! i've got this doll posing on the edge of my little fish pond, with a glimpse of pink waterlily behind her. there are two bullfrogs living in this pond as well, but they chose not to be photographed.
This spirit doll's dress reminds me of looking down from an airplane window at landscapes. it could be urban rooftops or a field of tulips in holland. the purple "scarf" was clipped from a cherished item that no longer functions in its original form. i found the blue button in a relative's sewing box. i am so lucky to have a bountiful garden, and this spirit doll is posing in front of some lovely peonies.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
this doll reminds me of someone i know and admire greatly. she's tall and elegant with a touch of sparkle. most of the elements used to create this doll came from connecticut. i've photographed her in front of my dazzling purple clematis vine which is in bloom right now. the rhinestones were found by a friend at a yard sale in key west, then kindly passed on to me.