Our local community is having an art show Contes d’Hiver – Winter Tales. At la Ruche d’Art – 4525 Saint Jacques, Montreal. Near the St. Henri metro station. Vernisage December 3rd at 2 – 7.
Now most of my dolls wear a few beads and are decidedly tropic so I decided to make a winter focused doll – wearing clothes. I started with the goddess Skadi in mind – the Norse goddess of snow and ice (and skiing) . As I worked on her, playing with fabrics and poses, she slowly came into being. Since I had very little time I started with a half finished head that I had laying around. Doesn’t everyone have heads just laying around? LOL. I added the upper body and arms over a wire frame for the bottom. Then I dressed her in layers of white and silver and iridescent fabrics. As I worked she started to have more to say about who she was. She is called “Ice Storm” now. She brings that incredibly dangerous beauty that is the result of freezing rain, when the country side turns to sparkling ice and your car ends up sideways in the driveway and you crawl on hands and knees to the house, dripping with sweat.
This is not the greatest picture but I haven’t finished the base yet either.
Besides this piece I have been working on the crafts for the fair the following weekend . Lots of little hands and fingers: