Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Even though I haven't been posting, I continue to create. There is just so much going on this time of year on a farm that I haven't had time to sit down at the computer and play with my blog.


In order to prove that, yes there IS a Klimt doll-in progress, I decided to post photos of her as she is at the moment. She is coming along, and I am SO happy with the way her costume is developing. I am less pleased with her wig -- I think the Tibetan lamb is just too fine in scale for a doll of this size. Unless I change my mind, the lamb will become the wig for the severed head, and I will make another wig for her, probably from a fine mohair yarn.





Her beaded collar fits perfectly, and I love the way the bugle beads on the "band" of her belt disguise the raw edges of the fabric. I didn't want to do an exact copy of the jewelry in the painting -- I doubt I could if I HAD wanted to -- but the effect is really good. She needs an armband yet and something on her feet and she's done. Except for the severed head...

I am a little burned out on her at the moment, so I am taking a break to play with a Halloween themed doll.



I wonder if Jean Bernard would recognize this face as being from her lovely and serene "Mother" mold??



This eeny teeny hand is from Sherry Goshon's "Cinnamon" pattern. It took me 5 tries to get 2 decent hands. I don't know if I will attempt anything that small ever EVER again!

I have to go back to work today, and there is still a huge pile of ripe tomatoes on the counter in the kitchen. I'll be back though.



9 comments:

Judi Wellnitz said...

She's just gorgeous! Don't you love that Pam Grose pattern? It's so versatile!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh your doll is turning into a beauty. Love her pose and her cloths so far. Can't wait to see her finishes.

Kerry said...

She is coming along brillantly, can't wait to see her finished with the severed head. Love all the beading!!

Kai said...

Judi, your Klimt doll is just awesome! As you know, I've loved her from day one when I saw her knees! LOL! You've done a brilliant job with her. As for that little bitty hand - AAARRRRGGGHHH! No WAY. You rock 'cause I would have given up after the first try. Now! Jean HAS to see your mother-turned-goth girl! Trust me - she will LOVE her! So do I!

Jacque Uetz said...

Judi, I think this might be the first Goth face I like , love what you did with the lashes, can't wait to see her finished..
I so admire those little hands..
love all your beading too...

Linda Fleming said...

Judi, your klimt doll is fantastic! that body sculpting is amazing and the costume is gorgous. I am in love with this doll even before she is finished.

And your Halloween doll? Wow! I didn't know you had a goth flair in you. Love the face you gave her and can't wait to see her finished.

jandee said...

Hmm-- I have an unfinished Klimit from the DS CHallenge and goth doll -- from my sneakily bought mag You should see the looks at the book store while I was looking at them woohoo --YOu sure inspire me Judi-- Doubt mine will turn out as --fabulous --but at least I am insired to try my hand at finishing them !!?? Can you package some of the talent and ship it this way??Hugs jandee

Louisiana Momma said...

your doll is just awesome!! The beading is fantastic too - I can certainly appreciate how long you spent beading that! Is this goign to be a doll you will sell or keep in your collection? The detail is just exquisit! Her curves are very realistic too.

Cheryl said...

Judi, she is just awesome. I agree with Jacque, I am not always into the goth look, but some of the looks are pretty neat. This one works!! Your costuming is great too. I also really like your Gracie. I took the class but havent even looked at it yet.