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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Phidias

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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4 comments:

  1. Oh boy, you do have some tricky friends! Image trying that one on you. Cupcakes or candles... hmm, what'll I choose? :-)

    Love, love, love Phidias! Aptly costumed and looks happy to be at the end of a hike :-) Good onya, Ro!

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  2. I had to turn away from looking at the cupcakes, it was all too much. ;o~ Thanks Chrissie, how are holiday plans coming along???

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  3. Those candles are perfect. Who would have thought looking for such a thing in a bakery. I must check out bakeries more often.

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  4. But would you really be going for candles...lol

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