Sunday, November 4, 2012

She's so pretty!

I'm in that stage wherein I can not stop staring at this lady.  She is soo pretty!

If she looks a little grey around the gills- its because she's supposed to.  Remember- she's a ghost.  A haunted war bride.

She's waiting, trunk packed for her serviceman to arrive.  But sadly he never does.

 I thought I'd sew her dress on.  Instead I hot glued it.  Sewing and I don't mix well.

I challenged myself to use pieces and parts of some antique ladies dress gloves and believe me- I about went bonkers trying to create a dress.  Everywhere there was a pretty detail or pattern there was a seam as well!  
I have an embroidered hanky that will be her veil but I will show you that later.  The next steps will be creating the platform that she's attached to.  What will it look like? I don't have a clue!  I do know that I will paint the dress white (some of these gloves were badly stained) and then wash over it with grey.  I have to get her a little more ghostly looking.
Well, really, I have to get prepping for tomorrow's class.  Ugh.  Obligations keeping me from the tasks I want to do!!
Take care everyone!


  1. Christine, thanks for stopping by my blog. It's good to hear from you.

    I love your new creation. A haunted war bride is such an intriguing concept. There used to be an old woman who would walk around our downtown area in an old white dress (which resembled a wedding gown), crummy white shoes, and a tattered white headband. Rumor had it that she, too, was waiting for her lover, but he never showed up. The scary thing is that she wore this outfit all the time. I think she lived in it. So sad her true love never showed up.

  2. Wow, what a story! She could be a doll makers muse! I'm working on the backstory for my character. It keeps changing. Tonight I am thinking she was traveling over to the U.S. on the Queen Mary but died before reaching port- and her husband-with whom she was to start a new life.

  3. wow Christine! Incredible work- I really really love her hair. She is very pretty- beautiful in fact and she pulls at my heart strings with her expression.

  4. She is so beautiful!! LOVE her!! xo Michele

  5. Wow, she is amazing.

    Really looking forward to seeing how she looks next time, and I feel that maybe she should be sitting on a railway station platform, looking up the line to see if the train is coming.

  6. Thanks, Nigel. That's exactly my train of thought (see what I did there?) But I don't think I want to get that involved in the backdrop...I was thinking concrete for a navy pier but that would be kinda boring...which led me to ship deck so I could do wood planking which would eat up more visual space with out being to difficult. I should keep it rather ambiguous so that people can put their own interpretation on it.

  7. She's gorgeous, perfect in everyway, love what you did with her, she's going to be on the cover of ADQ, Beautifully done.

    1. Wow, Darlene...I would fall over in a dead faint if I was to make the cover. Heck, I'd probably break a hip from the fall! But thank you so much for saying that!

  8. Christine, I just wanted to wish you and your family Happy Thanksgiving.


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