To brighten the long grey days of winter, a welcomed note arrived from Japan
requesting a crystal faerie sculpture.
Since a maiden has not visited the Doll Room in a long time,
this was an opportunity I quickly embraced.
Little did I know it was to be an eventful one!
After sculpting, what I thought was a very lovely face,
a Doggie Disaster quickly derailed my progress.
Our spunky Yorkie did a thorough job of chewing up the first head while I was away...
As much as I loved the first sculpted face, it was a second one
that was meant to be.
I decided to call her Immaculee.
(after reading a remarkable biography of a woman by this name in Live to Tell.).
When closely looking at pictures from her first photo shoot,
I noticed that her face seemed to change expressions.
Depending on the angle and lighting, her mood went from
to firmly resolved.
How that was possible is beyond me...it certainly was not intentional.
But I figured...since her personality and story was rather complex,
her face would just naturally reflect that.
Immaculee is a 12 inch scale sculpt.
She is a puresculpt except for her torso which is wrapped.
I could not resist allowing her to lean forward expectantly or sit straight up.
A "spun" icicle created by a talented Oregon glass artist became her hand-rest.
Six blue wings were made by the one-and-only Carie Schoen using actual leaves as molds. They have been "crystalized" by adding fine German glass glitter.
Art from several talented artists was used to create this multi-faceted piece and it shows. Many hands contributed to her detailing which adds depth and sentiment to this sculpture.
Immaculee sits upon a crystal lotus flower on a handmade rose (etsy) as a cushion.
In the evening light, Immaculee's figure and gown takes on the appearance
of a pale ivory cloud ...
and emits a soft, comforting glow.
It was such a privilege bringing the essence of this sculpture together.
I hope she brings a sense of love and peace to her new home.
While working through the many processes of this piece,
my thoughts often turned to Japan.
She has seen her share of troubles over the last two years,
and I hoped for God to breathe fresh blessings on the land and her people.
Immaculee is a prayer for Japan.
Immaculee will soon fly home to Mayumi
who has been gracious and patient with her progress.
Bless you, Mayumi and thank you!