Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ghost Bride

I sculpted this figure over a year ago, and the poor dear stood unfinished until recently. I had made a removeable long blond wig for her (usually my hair is glued right on the head), but she seemed rather "normal and boring" to me, and so I was uninspired to finish her.Alas, she stood unattended on the counter. I passed her by every day on my way into the studio,stopping to fuss with the blonde tresses and trying different things, holding up different hair colors and different fabrics. Still they all seemed rather blahzay, and ho-hum.
Finally... feeling rather guilty for leaving her unfinished so long, I took her back to the studio stripped her of her pretty blonde tresses, gave her a "dark do", Vamped up her eye makeup (it was rather pale before), and added her tattered head dress, and Volia! Emerged her true identity, the "Ghost Bride"! Now I really love her!

Her neckpiece is a 17th century applique, Love that old tarnished look. Her gown was a remnant from and antique french ball gown. The only thing I don't care for is she needs a doll stand, which I really dislike, as most my dolls are free standing, and I feel the stand distracts from her other worldly-ness. I guess I'll have to create some unseen stand for her.
But, she went from one of those dolls that just didn't seem to go anywhere to being on of my favorites...and it only took under two years!!LOL!
Hope you enjoy her!
SpOOkTacularly Yours,
Gail


31 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - I really love her, too.

She's exquisite.

Sue said...

Gail, she is fabulous! I agree that a hidden stand for her would help, but gosh, it sounds like she has really come into her own!


Sue

William Bezek said...

Sometimes they really take awhile before coming to fruition...nice job!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Gail
She was meant to be... Everything just fits her personalty. Just had to wait for it.. Outstanding workmanship as always.
warm regards,
Penny

horriblesweet said...

Yeah I recognize your story...some take a long long time to finish. She turned out gorgeous in the end.

Debie Lyons said...

She is wonderful Gail. Its amazing how little changes can alter the personality of a creation. Even though sometimes we can dictate how a doll comes into being and what she will look like I feel a lot of the time it is they who often tell us what they want to be.
Debie xxxxx

Tabitha Corsica said...

I absolutely agree with Debie. Much like a good story that tells itself, these dolls emerge on their own or they are never quite "right". And she is perfect!

Tabitha

wrr said...
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wrr said...

Ooh, I agree. Its like they have a life of their own and comes out different than when you first conceived them in you mind. She's splendid!

Yve said...

She's lovely, I adore the dress in particluar - Some of us just take a while to bloom, I guess ;O)

essie said...

owwww I'm in love..........again.
She is so gorgeous Gail.
xxx
Es

julie campbell said...

sometimes they just take a while to let you know what they want !
She is gorgeous,
julie xxx

Sonia ;) said...

Gail she is mesmerizing, you always capture so much wonderful in a doll xoxoxox

Renee Troy said...

You did her justice! She's wonderful!

Tina von Wiesen said...

I love her, this is how she was meant to be! Just amazing!:)

Kathy said...

She's absolutely wonderful...love her. I'm glad you decided to wait, because she wasn't ready to appear until now and so glad she has. Fabulous work, I love all the details in her dress.

Bright blessings,
Kathy

Mealy Monster Land said...

she is lovely Gail!

Pattee said...

She's stunning Gail... I can't even imagine what she looked like with blond hair!

It's funny how a doll will sit or stand for a lengthy time until finally you see the real doll inside.

Are you going to keep her now that she's one of your favorites?

Much love~

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Greetings Gail!
Just had to pop in once again to gaze at her. I just love your work, and as soon as I hear the music I feel like a child again! ...
Blessings,
Penny

怡迪 said...

我從來不認為不同意我的看法就是冒犯 ..................................................

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

OMG GAil.....She is BEAUTIFUL!!!
She much not have liked that blond hair!! lol

Zombie Huz
Jacqui
XOXO

Gail Lackey said...

Thanks so much for the comments everyone, glad you like her! Yeah they always seem to have a mind of their own no matter how much you fight with them!
I only wish I'd taken a before pic of her!
Hugs, Gail

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Gail
Thank you for stopping by to meet Pierre. I am happy he gave you a smile..
Have a great weekend
Penny

Leema said...

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Congratulations!

/ L

水憲妤慧 said...

堅決的信心,能使平凡的人,成就不平凡的事。......................................................

ziggy stardust lost in wonderland said...

what can i say that hasnt been already said!!? she is a beauty!

Leslie said...

She is amazing!

Ascension said...

Una novia adorable!!!!
Preciosa!!!
besitos ascension

Cynjon said...

How did I miss this post?? She's fabulous!

julietk said...

She is fab, it is funny how things sometimes take time to tell you what they want to be but you got there in the end. I don't like it when my creation won't stand on thier own either.

Kathleen Marie said...

Dear Gail,

This is Absolutely Gorgeous.

I had to leave a comment, because she is REALLY REALLY special.

Thank you for being an inspiration, and sublime talent to aspire to,
and also a very lovely and friendly lady!

Fleurishes!

Kathleen Marie

www.KathleenMarie.net