Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I Know I Said I'd Post More...

....but I keep jumping from project to project and I think that it would irritate you all no end to see me jumping around like that. But I'll try to post WIPS in case you are following along with any interest.

So here's a beginning of a project that I'll be able to show the finish of in hopefully a week and a half. ADQ - Art Doll Quarterly Magazine is having another challenge and I hope my creation will be good enough to be published. It'll be a Santos Doll with my own special twist.

Not much to see yet. Spent time last night working out the proportions. I'll be sewing the face details today. She'll have some beading on her clothes that I'm looking forward to doing. I'll continue to show WIPS and let you know more about her.

In case you don't know about Santos Cage Dolls they were originally created for use as in-home altars in 17th Century Europe. They were needed in small villages that did not have a priest. Also for when it was not possible to travel to church, such as during times of war. They were often rustic and carved from wood. The dolls emulate the image of Christ, The Virgin Mary, Patron Saints, as well as other notable figures in biblical history. They would often have wings and crowns. The doll sits a top of a platform built on a cage type construction. Not really sure what the cage was for except to add height to the figure. There was probably a long fabric skirt attached at some point.

Oh here's another wip I can show. This is one of my jumping around projects. It'll be slow going cause I have no deadline for this and I'm working hard to make them super special.

You might now be able to guess who they are. If not no worries I'll show more wips as I continue.

Well, back to sewing!


Audrey Montoya said...

I can't wait to see the finished dolls!

MLBetterly said...

I know who they are and I can't tell you how excited I am that you're making these! MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME! Can't wait to see these finished!

Cynthia Myers said...

I LOVE Santos Cage Dolls!
can't wait to see what you are creating and the "twists"!
:) - Cindi


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