Monday, September 20, 2010

The ghosts of my past hold the key to my future

Jean bernard sent me a picture of a doll's arm made of wire (go and see here at , she is a fabulous artist). So this wire hand started bugging me. I got out my wires and started bending and twisting and soldering and ended up with a complete doll made out of wire.
The wire frame is covered with fiber optics, so she lights up at night. Unfortunately  I can't seem to capture that in a picture.
Here face is made of air dry clay and Jean's Olivia mold.
You might wonder why the name "Ghosts of the past hold the key to my future"?
Well she is wearing the key around her neck, but the real secret is in the cape.

The cape is transfer printed with cuttings from my scrapbook from the time I was a horse rider.
The clippings refer to shows that I've won. Over this I added a picture of me and Nicky, my most successful horse. And last but not least a picture of my dad.
He was always there with me, every training and every show.
After transfer printing the picture onto silk I added stitching and lots of bling.
She even got a blingy rosette on her hood.


Jean Bernard said...

Wohooooo awesome job! love where you went with this one! The secrets within the cape tells a story! Hope I get to see this one in person. I have a feeling when I do it will speak loudly to my heart.
well done Olga!
love and miss you

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