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