I've been feeling out of it lately and have had very little energy. Not really ill but just lack luster. I have to push myself to get anything done but in spite of the lack lusterness I have given two more heads a reason to feel complete and good about themselves.
So instead of a big red white and blue post for the fourth of July I'm going to do a little one featuring Alice (dressed in blue and white) and the Red Queen. Dressed in red of course.
I'm still finishing up a few accessories for her (hint: eat me, drink me) but aside from that everything else is done.
When I began making all of the heads that are scattered around the house, I hadn't any plans for them other than using them for practicing my sculpting and trying out different formulas for making my paper mache clay. I usually just started sculpting with no set goal or idea of what I wanted to make. There have only been a few exceptions to this. One was Lula and one was my second old man that I created to keep the first one company and then of course the Santa heads.
When I started working on the head of the Red Queen I knew exactly who she was going to be. I originally intended to make the Red Queen for an art doll challenge but changed my mind and for a long time she was nothing but a head on a stick that I wasn't sure I would even finish. A few weeks ago I decided to finish her instead of tossing her in the dust bin so here she is in all of her glory.
I lowered her collar so you could see her fancy do. Sorry about the glare. Her hair shines a whole lot more than mine. I must need more conditioner or something stronger.
I love her profile with that stuck-up nose and the puckered up mouth that looks like she's been sucking on a lemon.
Her gown is quite regal and what you'd expect the Red Queen to wear. It's made of heavy red satin brocade and is fully lined in white satin. She stands 13" tall from the top of her crown to the bottom of her hem. The reason I said to the bottom of her hem instead of to the tip of her toes is she has no toes. Or legs. Here's what's under her skirt.
Peek a boo!!! Were you expecting this?
Sorry about the poor quality of this photo. I was holding the doll at arm's length and it's so dark in this room the flash went off and this is what I ended up with.
So now you know what has two heads and four arms and two legs. It's my Alice and the Red Queen topsy turvy doll. I don't know if I'll ever do another one but this one was a real challenge.
We're going to be having a cookout for the 4th of July and I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't rain. It's been fairly nice the past day or two so there's a good chance we'll have good weather for the cookout even though the forcast is for mostly cloudy. That's what I'm telling myself anyway.
I hope my Canadian friends had a happy Canada Day yesterday and for my friends in the states I want to wish you a happy 4th of July. As always, thanks for stopping by.