This bird lady arrived this morning. She is a mix of all kinds of images that have been rolling around in my head for a while and papers that I have been playing with for months.
Her dress and shoes are made of sewn paper textiles I created back in the spring.
I was very lucky to receive the gift of a dusty old Bingo set!
Her red leather glove top piece was inspired by a magical puppet made by Denise over at Grrl+Dog. The glove is made from real glove leather, a gift from my grandmother. (She made her own gloves back in the day.) I received this leather only a week ago and within a few days saw Denise's wonderful blog post. The wheels must have started cranking.
The shirt is made from paper I printed using a gelli print block. If you have not tried printing with one of these, you are missing out on a whole hunk of crafty heaven. I started using it for the first time and barely came up for air. I was printing on every printable surface in sight. Even the mistakes look dreamy.
What fanciful wonder are you creating today?