I have pictures of three new dolls that made the trip to LabCab and that I have just submitted to be exhibited next month in a show called Hands Dancing , at the Inverness Country Centre for the Arts. It seems I just back town and I'm away again, as next week we are leaving for Inverness, Cape Breton, which is where my family lives. I'm so excited to be near the ocean, breath in the woods and see my family. Oh, yes - and hopefully be in my first real art show! I'll be taking some other dolls to put in the Arts Centre gift shop, so I won't be listing anything new in the shop until I get back in early July. The first is Peggine, one of my favourites (something about her sad, knowing expression.)
Her dress is somewhat in the Regency style, with an eyelet apron over-top. I hand-dyed wool roving for her hair, and was so delighted with the outcome - sort of dreadlocky but still soft and sewable.
This is the Huntsman's daughter, so named because she's holding a tiny heart which reminded me of the beginning of Snow White when that dreadful Queen demands that the Huntsman bring her Snow White's heart, but he can't bear to so brings the heart of a deer instead. (But this winsome creature would never murder a poor deer! It must be the heart of someone who deserved it!)
A paramedic friend of mine observed that the heart is anatomically correct and I was all a-gleeful (I consulted my beloved anatomy textbook after all!)
Finally we have a full-length picture of Ivy, who made a brief appearance in my last post...she's all in lilac, all lady-like.
And finally, a few more pictures from the LabCab Festival. I just loved watching this dancer, Djeni (in the white skirt) teaching kids Haitian dancing to Zouk music...by far the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. She even brought matching skirts for the little girls - perfect for spinning!
And here is the irrepressible Steve Nugget (aka. Christopher Sawchyn), who did a hi-larious skit about washed-up glam rocker getting ready in his dressing room. It involved much audience participation and guess who got to kiss this hottie's bad-ass skull ring? Yes, yours truly...try not to let envy tear you up inside, ladies!
I'm off on Monday for nearly three weeks; I'll try to post while I'm away but it will depend on whether or not I can find access to wireless. I'll be deep in the gorgeous woods, so I'll say goodbye for now.