Friday, July 6, 2007
Finished "Nola" yesterday. It's great to have a sunny spot to work in! Nola is about sitting about eighteen inches tall and is fashioned from new and vintage materials. Her body is new poplin cotton and her hair is modern "eyelash" yarn. All the rest of Nola and her ensemble are reclaimed or vintage items. Her face is hand embroidered. Her clothes are a vintage silk blouse, antique trims, found ribbons, and reclaimed sewing bag. A vintage doily forms her fairy wings. Nola's bodice is decorated with a handmade ceramic pin and she is holding a wooden flower. We're busy getting ready for our Grand Opening artist reception this evening from 5-8pm. I've received 2 lovely bouquets that look a LOT like Beth's paintings. In fact the bouquet from the Churchill's looks like the painting Beth just had accepted into the Art League's monthly show! Beth's acceptance on her first submittal just reinforces our high opinion of her talent!