Monday, July 26, 2010

True North... an update!

I am plugging away, a little bit at a time on "Verus North!" 
I found a little knit sweater that suits her... 
and this wild purple metallic fabric; just for fun!  
I still have to gesso the entire head...
 but added a few freckles with my pencil,
 just to see what she would look like.

Monday, July 19, 2010

True North... truly a WIP!

I found time over the weekend 
to put a little mouth on "Verus North"
and finish her paperclay hair!
I still need to basecoat the entire head with gesso.
Impatient me... I added a bit of Prismacolor pencil 
detail and watercolor blush... just for fun! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Verus North"... True North

I found a delightful old children's compass at our local Cowtown flea market several weeks ago.  It immediately brought to mind the lyrics from Twila Paris' song: "True North."  The lyrics read, in part:

There’s a strong steady light 
that is guiding us home 
In the lingering night 
we were never alone...
We need an absolute compass
now more than ever before... 
True North 
And so, the journey begins as I start working on a new folk art doll... She will be holding that compass... a seeker of "Verus North!"