Sunday, January 10, 2010

Odelle's Opera Dreams

My first new piece for 2010.

This piece incorporates many techniques all of which I enjoyed working with.

The doll is made of polymer clay and has been painstakingly dressed in a lined gorgeous red rose brocade with matching shoes. This fabric is exquisite! I love brocade fabrics and try to incorporate them into my work whenever I can. The shimmer on the dress adds such a statement to the whole of the piece.



Beautiful blue glass paperweight eyes and auburn tibetan hair.

Hat was made from an antique french doll pattern.


She sits upon a little stool inside of a shadow box which I lined with flocked, glittered paper and vintage images. I wanted the feel of a Opera Theater but also the feel of Paris back in the late 1800's early 1900's
I found some wonderful images which I thought captured those times. Some of the images are from The Graphics Fairy a wonderful source for vintage graphics. "Thank you Karen' ;-)   A postcard to her dear love, a special evening in Paris, the performance of a lifetime perhaps....The images portray what this young lady could be dreaming about and leaves it up to you the viewer to decide what they mean.

Vintage Rhinestone Broaches, Red Tulle and French Ribbons accent the box.

Detail of the rose brocade fabric.

Program taken from an actual vintage opera program.
Tiny matching brocade shoes.

She is available for purchase here.

Thank you for stopping by!

10 comments:

Sue said...

Amazing piece Marcie! I LOVE all the little details that you have incorporated here and they all add up to a beautiful composition.

Fabulous work!

Dessa Rae said...

Marcie, words just cannot express what a beautiful piece this is. The doll herself is exquisite!! The accessories, fabrics and all the details are to die for!!!! So much thought went into the making of this beautiful doll!! Will she be going on eBay? Please post a link when she is available.
XOXO
Dessa Rae

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Sue! Thank you so much! ;-)
I enjoyed working on the box as much as the doll! LOL ;-D
Kinda nice to mix things up now and then. Thanks for stopping by!

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Dessa...you are so sweet...Thank you! ;-)
The costuming was a joy to work on. I just love gorgeous fabrics. You should see my stash! LOL Yes...she is on ebay right now. I have posted her link.
Thank you again for your thoughtful words. Warmly, Marcie ;-)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Marcie
I have been waiting to see the finished piece.. It was worth the wait! She is exquisite!! and I just love the shadow box.. The amount of detail in the set is amazing. Masterful work....
Have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings, Penny

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you so much Penny! I appreciate your thoughtful compliments. I am blessed to have such dear friends. Thank you again!
Warmly, Marcie ;-)

Bonnie Jones said...

I think everyone has certainly expressed my thoughts on this beautiful work of art...my goodness, the hours you put into this piece..I do hope you have a bidder.
Bonnie

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Hi Bonnie! Well, unfortunately she didn't receive a bid. But that is ok...I know times are hard right now for people so I will just keep my fingers crossed that someone will love her and purchase her at a later time. Thank you for the lovely compliments! Have a beautiful day! Marcie ;-)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Marcie,
Oh my gosh, she's amazing!!! And the box is gorgeous too, such attention to detail with all the tiny elements that you used here! You really do incredible work!! Thank you so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Thank you so much Karen! I love the wonderful graphics you so generously provide to everyone. Always fun to incorporate them into projects. Thank you for stopping by! ;-)