Well, eight months later... and I've finally
finished my mixed media doll: "The Butterfly Boy!"
Emerging from a chrysalis made with mulberry papers,
dyed netting, glass beads and rusty wire.
My $4 find at the "Art of Recycle" store in Ephrata, PA
has gone from this...
To this... covered with decorative tissue papers
using paper maché, adding a print of a Monarch butterfly,
and a vintage kitchen soap holder with a dangling chrysalis.
I sculpted a basic chrysalis shape using paper-clay
and then covered it with a photocopied print from
an actual chrysalis, using paper maché paste.
Final touch: adding additional gold dots and highlights.
It seems to be a universal theme: "Transitions!"
Be blessed... Daryle