May you have your best year ever!
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
I have been super busy with my real biz but I also made many dolls that you can see on my Flickr gallery. I never fail to post there. The most are miniature dolls for dollhouses but also a jointed commisioned doll and several customized Blythes.
Today I want to show here my newest creation. One that evokes my passion for the Northern countries of Europe: Sankta Lucia (Saint Lucia).
As you may know, this is a tradition of Scandinavia where on this day they perform a ceremony where a girl is elected to portray Lucia (who was a native of Italy!). Wearing a white gown with a red sash and a crown of candles on her head, she walks at the head of a procession of women, each holding a candle.
I won't go in details about the meaning and symbolism of all this, such information can easily be found by googling around.
Here I'm showing you my doll that is a ball jointed doll I sculpted with Paperclay and LaDoll. She has 18 joints and she is 11 inches tall.
Her gown is made with pure and fine silk from a very expensive blouse (LOL). Isn't it fun to give new life to unused garments?
The crown is metal with beads and paint and the candles are clay and a tiny bit of fabric for fire.