The first doll of 2019 was inspired by some remnants of kimono fabric donated to me by a fellow member of the Coast Collective Art Centre. I made another warrior woman with asian aspirations. I am including the reference photos that inspired me for this creation. I used Arley's Candlestick Diva pattern as the starting point ( I just love his patterns),
The doll came together quite easily as I decided on the bones for her and had them in my stash from Halloween. You can see some of the fabrics I piled up to use for her costume above.
Notice that the candlestick I used in in shades of brown, just like her costume. This was done by sanding and repainting the black candlestick and then adding a glossy sealant.
The hair is done with a mix of yarns and I added fine braids for that messy, warrior effect.
Her feather head dress was in my stash from an item I purchased in the summer at a local decorating store. It worked perfectly in her hair.
I hope you enjoyed seeing her in photos. Yes she does have real fur from remnants of an old fur coat I was given (the majority of the fur coat was repulsed into fur teddies in memory of a grandmother).
This warrior will be in a show at Tullista Park in Sidney BC the first week in May.