Cada - My latest mixed-media art doll
I've FINALLY finished my second doll. This one way more hands on than the first, and since I hate hand sewing I dragged my feet when it came to getting her done. Right now it's still only available to Patreon patrons, however none of them have yet to express interest, so if any non-patrons might like it let me know.
Unlike my first doll, very little of Cada's original clothing was used; I chopped off the majority of her dress, with only the bust area and sleeves remaining, though they are now almost completely covered up. I made a "dress" (not the best) from two fabric prints of one of my cicada still life images, which was attached to the remaining collar area of the dress to keep it in place.
Each wing is double sided, so 16 fabric wings in total were used to make up the 8 that cover her arms and part of her back. (22 if you include the lone little wing that's "fallen" and the two making up the ear flaps on the hat.) These were made from closeup photos I took of the cicadas on a white background years ago which were printed out on fabric and sewn together, then sewn onto her.
The bonnet is also handmade, I used leftover bits of the fabric I print on that were blank and the same pink thread I used on the everything else. Two leftover wings were added as ear-flaps to give it an aviator cap feel. (They look more like one when the flaps flip outward, but I really loved how the wings looked flipped in and framing her face.)
Everything was hand stitched, and then I "crocheted" (to the best of my very limited abilities) chains using the same thread. I distressed the edges of many of the fabric pieces. And i've placed her on the stand in a way which has her feet hovering just above the base. Not pictured yet is the bell jar I plan to buy to display her in. I might also have to glue and/or sew some bits into place otherwise she stands the risk of getting pretty messed up in transit to her new owner.
Right now I'm thinking 135$ plus shipping without a display jar (She really should be displayed in something though, not left out in the open.) or 160$ plus shipping with the jar.