Thursday, July 5, 2007

Moonbeams & FairyWings

Inspired by this exquisite painting in James C. Christensen's "Voyage of the Basset", I created "Moonbeams & FairyWings". She is a 16" vinyl Simply Gene Marshall doll by Mel Odom that was repainted and costumed.

Gene attends the opening night benefit gals of "Midsummer's Night Dream" at the Old Vic Theater in London -- an ethereal vision of moonlit magic as she leaves a trail of "fairy dust from her limousine to her private balcony seat.

Her gown is crafted of silver lame embroidered fairy wings overlaid with iris and crystal silver-lined Czech glass beads, aurora borealis and crystal rhinestones, and "fairy dust" on a background of sage green tulle, mint green silk organza, and teal silk. The underskirt is seafoam green silk lined with white silk. Gene's shoes are silver and seafoam green and aglimmer with crystal rhinestones and "fairy dust" -- even her hosiery shimmers!

The fairy wing stole has been crafted from sage green tulle accented with tiny, tiny 2mm crystal rhinestones and iris and crystal silver-lined Czech glass beads.

A 1930's antique earclip, which rivals Queen Titania's magical crown, has been reworked into a crown atop her tousled mass of golden curls. Crystal rhinestone drop earrings glimmer from her ears.

Gene's elfin teal eyes and pink lips, fingernails, and toenails have been painted with quality acrylics and sealed for permanence. "Moonbeams & FairyWings" sold at auction on Ebay in May, 2000.


Bejeweled said...

What an exquisite doll! And what an awesome job you did adapting the figure in the painting!!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for all your lovely, lovely comments! I'm glad you liked the French paper artist link - Hard to believe it's paper!

And you are soon to be published too? How exciting!!

BTW: I love the quote you chose for your header :)

KV said...

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such wonderful comments. If I can ever find time to retrieve the rest of the photos of this doll from an old computer here, you will be able to see more of her!

Keep your fingers crossed for that novel -- we won't know until late fall if it makes it through the Hillerman Mystery Competition.

Nancy K. said...

Another stunning doll.

Keep us updated on the novel. I love mysteries.

KV said...

Thank you, Nancy -- I appreciate your enthusiasm for the dolls so much!

Bejeweled said...

My fingers are crossed for you and your novel! :) More doll photos would be great! Yours are oh so lovely!!

KV said...

Thanks, Heather --

Promise to unearth those doll photos soon. We have been so darn busy here and I will need to hook-up that old computer to retrieve them -- nothing quite so daunting as trying to retrieve precious items from a wonky old computer, right?