This Christmas I made a couple of peg dolls for my sister and aunt. As you can see they are peacefully housed in doodled bakery boxes (idea from Emily Martin of The Black Apple). I purchased the blank boxes at Michaels and whimsically doodled on them.
This is Mademoiselle Clara. She is awkwardly shy, but full of strange curiosities.
I experimented with Clara's hair by using a fine point felt pen to stipple her hair. I'm not sure if stipple is the correct term. I've always enjoyed the texture look when artists draw the hair similar to Clara's hair, but better of course :-) I tried to research the technique online, but I have no idea what the correct terminology is. If you know what I'm trying to describe and can point me in the right direction, please leave a comment or email me.
She lies on a bed of moss in her box house. I told you she had strange curiosities. And that's not the half of it! She insists on wearing shoes made of a woman's obituary. The woman's name in the obituary is (gulp)....CLARA! Duh duh DUNNN! The mystery continues...
I gave her to my sister.
And here we have Glory. Ahhhhh. A sweet angel indeed.
I used paper clay to make the wings. I would like to make another angel and maybe try a different technique for the wings in the hope of making them with even more edge texture. Her shoes are made of text from the bible verse Luke 2:13,14. She lies on a bed of clouds (cotton balls) in her doodle box. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take a pic of the inside of her box. She was a gift to my aunt, who is an angel to me.