It seems a whole month has flown by since my last post and I am quite ashamed to say that I only completed one doll since then. For some reason this month became quite a struggle for me and I found myself drowning in a sea of constant anxiety. My confidence level sunk really low and I had this sudden urge to smash every piece of artwork that I had ever created. I often wonder if other artists have these moments of self doubt or if I am just losing my mind. Perhaps I take my art too seriously. However, after much self reflecting and contemplation, I was able to pick myself up, dry myself off and get back to my work…..and very happy I did!!! It is always so rewarding to finish a piece, despite the length of time, and with each completion I am reminded of why I am creating art in the first place.
So here is my new art doll, similar to La Reine Morte (my last doll), except I decided to play around a bit with her corset and neck piece. At the time, I was looking at a lot of art noveau jewelry, which led me to the idea to do more intricate detail and design, as well as an ornate headpiece.
She is for sale in my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/86260798/unique-ooak-gothic-art-doll-la-reine