Friday, September 10, 2010

MONA - HE LOVES ME HE LOVES ME NOT

Here I am again, finally.  Patricia Johnson, Corine Beving, and I had a really good show at the Goss Opera House in August.  The show was well received by all who saw it.  We now have three paintings each from the show on display at the Watertown Regional Library.  I plan to show all these on this blog, but first I have to introduce you to the latest addition to my growing doll family.  She is Mona and is needle felted from wool roving.  The idea for her came from the same photo I used for Odd Couple and Odd Couple II.  The three will be displayed together at my show next June at the Brookings Art Center.

The total piece is 27" tall.  The base cover is quilted from hand dyed flannel.  The small stems are made from the same fabric, and the center stem and the five lady bugs are also needle felted.    The wings are free motion embroidery on organza.  The bloom is made from
approximately 200 flowers individually cut from a low batt batting, and the stamens are stiffened crochet thread with beads glued on.  It took many hours to complete, but it was so much fun watching her take shape.