Monday, February 20, 2017

Mystery Solved... Thanks Mickie!

So, when Mickie (see comments from the Feb. 18th post)
suggested the mystery object in my new reliquary doll box 
was a wooden masher (pestle) from a cone shaped colander...

I "Googled" it and this is one of the images that came up!
Yay!!!  Thank you Mickie... 

And you are correct; the symbolism is perfect as well:

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show us
that this all-surpassing power is from God and not us.  
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair."  
(2. Corinthians 4:7-8, NIV)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The New Reliquary... Revisited!

I really have been working on this new reliquary doll!
Preoccupied with the idea of "transitions" and "rebirth"...
a chrysalis keeps coming to mind.

What better way to create a "chrysalis form" than our
old school-days favorite: paper maché over a balloon!
I decided to use mulberry papers, for added texture and interest
along with pieces of theatre gauze.

Dried... and a day later: a chrysalis!

I sculpted a paper clay head and have base-coated it
with soft black...

Found this very interesting "thing" today...
at the Cow-Town Farmer's Market, here in Woodstown.
The vender said he found it in his Cedarville, NJ barn (circa 1840)
and had absolutely no idea what it was used for.
(He was asking $4 for it... I offered $2 and came home with it)

I just knew it would fit perfectly in the contoured side tray
of the desk drawer reliquary... and it does! 

So... now my doll "in transition" needs a little body!
Thanks for stopping by... Daryle