Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mariska...Captured Faery Series

After redoing a faery head 3x and then ending up "squishing" the whole muse and I finally agreed on how this one should look. Ever since I was a young child, I'm convinenced that I have caught glimpses of them here and there. If I was ever to actually find one and get to hold it I would be OH so gentle. I do believe the only way that us humans would ever get that chance would be if they were injuried. This is what started my "Captured Faery" series.

This is the second ooaks in the series. Her name is Mariska and she is expecting. She is due in February and I thought it quite appropriate to have her temporary home be a heart shaped cage. She can of course come and go as she pleases but I think she will be staying put in her soft moss until the special day arrives.
I am so very blessed to have some really wonderful friends who also happen to be wonderful artist. Since they also have the "gift of faery sight" I have a few that from time to time send me special little gifts. One of those gifts were a beautiful pair of dragonfly wings. (Thank you Ms. Johanna) I used them to create Mariska's delicate and beautiful wings. They have been coated and sealed to preserve them. They are adorned with tiny glass beads and baby blue and clear swarovski crystals.

Mariska is one of my full clay sculpts. She has a strong wire armature underneath. She was sculpted using Prosculpt clay. She has been detailed using acrylic paints. Her tiny (and I do mean TINY) eyes are bone beads that I then painted the iris using acrylic paints. Her top and skort are made from Prosculpt clay and then rubbed with acrylic paints. Tiny fringe thread attaches the sides of her skort and top. Her hair is dyed lambswool. She is wearing a tiny sterling silver dragonfly necklace that has two tiny clear swarovski crystals. Her head piece is made from glass beads and clear and baby blue swarovski crystals. She is a tiny 3 inches tall. The heart sits at 11 inches.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peak at Mariska. If she has already whispered to you and you would be interested in having her come live with you, please leave me a comment or send me an email with her name in the reference section. Until next time....