I have been so distracted and a slacker lately, it took me what feels like a month of Sundays to finish Phidias. He is a design from Allison Marano. So sorry she joined the ranks of those amazing designers who don’t design anymore.
I’ll give you some details below.
The staff that Phidias is holding is a chopstick painted a metallic brow, with a Tim Holtz Clock Key for the top. His suspenders are made with faux suede. His cap is real leather. His pants are made using the bottoms of flannel pajamas.
When a friend was over one day a couple of weeks ago, she wanted to checkout the thrift store, so off we went. That’s where I happened on that stump of wood Phidias is sitting on. After playing around with how to position it so he wouldn’t skid off and cutting away a bit to help it sit flatter, this angle worked the best.
Like with the last doll, I used mosses and added some lichens. I found those at a garden center. They came in a bag with others, distributed by Ashland.
He’s wrapped in cheesecloth I lightly dyed with tea. The stockings are pieces of an old knit sweater. There are no shoes in the original design, but I made these little flip flops for him to go with his hiking theme.
Do you see what else he has… oh my. But it’s okay, he’s close to home and a bit of refreshment after a long hike is good. To stay hydrated and all that. ;o)) These are actually candles I found at a bakery. Same said friend were out her way a while ago and she wanted to pop into the bakery, probably trying to trick me into buying cupcakes, I’m sure of it.
While she was plotting, I drifted away and discovered a package of these candles. The wicks are cut off just in case someone wants to see if they actually work as candles.
So that’s it. Phidias says thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day and will be back soon with the last installment of the dolls for the exhibit in March…