|Gum leaves (Eucalypt) - dried leaves and some encased in fused organza|
When Martha's doll arrived, I was very worried ... Such a beautiful face - I didn't want to do anything, not in character. And I had not made a doll with a polymer clay breast plate before, so I wasn't sure how to proceed. Martha had named her Linda but I nicknamed her "Dimi" - a kind of tiny sprite! And then it came to me as I was walking in the bush near our place - an Australian bush sprite, inspired by a pile of dried gum leaves on a path!
|Traveling Art Doll 1 - on arrival|
|Sketch - close up|
The fabric I chose is a design called "Yalke" ( Aboriginal word for Australian bush onion) by indigenous artist, June Smith. The skirt is made from fabric leaves, and natural leaves encased and fused between layers of organza.
|Gum leaves skirt|
|feet for a sprite?|
|Enjoying the sunshine in the garden before leaving.|
Watch this space for more "Traveling Art Doll" adventures...