24.6.09

Water (Doll) For a Hot Day




I have not been in the studio much since our move. We are actually staying with my parents until employment happens. We are grateful for a place to stay while on this search but it does mean limited access to my studio stash and not much space to spread out and work. I've been trying to find interesting sites and images to share and there are soooo many on the various blogs I've been scouting. Today though, it is hot and I thought you might like to drink in the image of a piece I made a few years ago called Water. Her skirt is made from hand-dyed cotton covered cord that a wire was inserted into so the cords would hold their shape. Her net was constructed by stitching on Solvy with cool colored threads and she sports some freshwater pearls and a fish. She stands on a piece of blue glass so it appears as if she is emerging from the water. I hope you stay cool today.

3 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love her!!! Her skirt is so creative and so perfect for a water doll. It's hot here today too, so she is a welcome feast for the eyes.

yvonne said...

Just wonderful Susan! I love this one, so much detail and work.
Hot...Same here, close to 100 as usual...blue is always cooling!

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi MA and Yvonne,
Thanks for checking out my blog. I really like this doll too. A good friend of mine owns her. It is in a bedroom with an ocean theme.