My poor Sophia, so neglected, my dear fashion inspiration, an older woman's version of a giant doll. When I am old--I will dress an art mannikin! And believe me, I'm old. She finally got out of her Christmas outfit last week and here she is in a sparkly turquoise dress with a flapper headband.
That's actually my own faux fur and my own vintage necklace and pin on her headband. In fact, the pin was my grandmother's and the necklace was given to me by a boyfriend when I was 18 years old.
Sophia stands near the area that sprung a ceiling leak a few weeks back. It wasn't rain, but a copper pipe that got a significant leak. The plumber had to open a large chunk of the ceiling, repair the pipes, and then a contractor came in and repaired the ceiling--and a few other places in the house that had significant dings.
Sopia said she was grateful she didn't get all wet. Wasn't there a witch in some story who disappeared when she got wet? Wizard of Oz witch? Damn, my memory is poor these days.
Still in a very high learning curve with Polyvore but how fun that has been to become part of that community. I have discovered that I can use some of my collages in my regular art and in my art journals. Because I am concerned about copyright issues, I have also been using images that are public domain.
And here's a close-up of beautiful Sophia. And yes, her arms do get tired. And what I wouldn't give to fit into her size 6 dress--and I did once fit into that size.
Here's a close-up of her lovely face.