Monday, October 22, 2007
I've been working on this doll for several days now for a special friend. I guess I wasn't done with the black and gold colors used in my September Bead Journal Project page although the color scheme is similar, I did use different beads - and added the silver lined gray beads.
I was playing around with my new camera a bit to try different settings - so lots of photos on this one.
The form is by my buddy Monica and the face by Griselda Tello. If you're not familiar with her work, please check out this gallery of some of her dolls - she creates some amazing pieces!
This doll is about 6 inches tall and at times while working on it, made me think of an Inuit Shaman, but I think that is due to the face and the fiber around the face - not the beading. Other times I see a wise old woman. What do you see?
Some random closeups...
And that wonderful face
Now to start on my October Bead Journal Project page - not like me to get such a late start, but I'm having so much fun with the Bead Journal Project I want to let it happen as it will and savor the experience rather than stress over the date and deadlines.
Leaves of Grass
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman