My studio clean up has taken days, weeks! But finally enough progress has been made to be able to function again. Emily came over to work on her little elk creature, and I have finished my Visigoth Warrior Woman sufficiently to send in photos for the ADO goth challenge. I had fun turning this medieval queen into a Visigoth warrior.
First, I made a wolf pelt cape for her, to keep her warm at winter's camp. You will see further down that she also wears fur on her legs and lower arms. (But no animals were harmed in the making of this doll - her cape is really a woolly felt, not a real wolfy pelt!)
Next , she needed her armor for battle! I read that the Visigoths were known for their round shields and short swords. I decided I would paint them to look bronze, although the actual materials are paper clay and foil.
Do you see her hidden dagger tucked under her skirt?
Emily says she looks like a real bad a.. Properly fierce, n'est-ce pas? I will need to borrow her sword to cut through the rest of my junk and have this organizing madness behind me for good! Or at least, for the next six months...
Next on the agenda: a review of 2011, before 2012 begins!