Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Meet Stella...

I have been unpacking and organizing like crazy since I've been back. There are MOUNTAINS of bits, baubles, and beads. Stowed away, many of them were forgotten. Tomorrow I leave for Philadelphia for BeadFest. I am, as always, completely unprepared. Every horizontal surface in the apartment is covered with odds and ends still waiting to be sorted and I've still got to pack for the show and for a week of exploring Pennsylvania. I kind of want to check out the old Westmoreland Glass Company factory. It'll probably just be an abandoned building now, but I do love urban ruins.
While unpacking from my last trip, I found Stella. No, not the beer a special Tonner Wicked Witch of the West doll who my sister repainted. Isn't she lovely? I know I said I'd never get a doll, but Cynthia has slowly been luring me into the doll world by having me make jewelry for her dolls. When I saw this particular doll at Anne Choi's house for sale, I knew she had to come home with me. I think it's a conspiracy! It was perfectly eye-level with me AND I do like the Wicked Witch of the West! Anne Choi and Cynthia were probably in cahoots planning my corruption. But I can just write it all off as me needing a model for doll-scale jewelry – like the copper clay cuff Stella is sporting in the above picture.


LuLu Kellogg said...

Stella is so lovely. Her face just looks very ethereal.

LuLu Kellogg

nina said...

ohhh andrew, i do miss you. i miss your zeal for life and all its adventures; i miss your love of good food, i miss your laughter, i miss your peaceful approach towards everything arouind you. i wish i could go explore the old glass facility with you, i wish that we could take shovels and dig for shards of bumpy milk glass.
your doll is beautiful - i can't imagine how cynthia manages to get each tiny detail so life-like, yet she does, every single time.
love to you, my friend. xo

Bead-Mused said...

Stella is lovely, Andrew. And I love her copper cuff. The wicked witch was very misunderstood, you know.

flowerweaver said...

Stella is so beautiful, and she makes a wonderful model for your cuff.

Thanks for your recommendation on the liquid gloves for my bronze clay class tomorrow, I'll be sure to look for it once I get into the big city.