Several days ago I began working on a new doll...
my attempt to to work-through some of my journey,
as I began phase one of my cancer treatment two weeks ago.
The head is sculpted paper clay over a styrofoam ball
with inset 16 mm flat paperweight brown eyes.
His hands are paper clay as well.
Both the upper arms and (four) legs are wooden turnings.
The outer body box is a yard sale find... the real treasure
is the inner wooden box! A vintage, grooved slide top
wooden box with the word "fragile" stamped on it.
This was a gift from a dear friend several months ago,
who lives in Virginia. She had filled it with small objects
that I hope to one day incorporate in a new assemblage.
Over the course of the next few months, I anticipate "filling"
this very special box (the heart of this doll) with items that,
will not doubt, reflect part of my journey! The rusty heart
and the square head nails all speak for themselves.
As a w.i.p. I will base coat the wooden turnings in black
and probably base coat the head and hands with black gesso.
The broken, chipped, and worn wings capture the sentiment
that I will put on a coffee stained hang tag:
“But for you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness
will rise with healing in His wings.” -Malachi 4:2a
My heartfelt thanks to each one who has posted a
note of encouragement or a word of concern over the
past several months... Warmest Wishes, Daryle