Sunday, April 7, 2013


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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! 
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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...
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As much as I loved the first sculpted face, it was a second one
that was meant to be.
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 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.
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Depending on the angle and lighting, her mood went from
to peaceful
to firmly resolved.
  How that was possible is beyond certainly was not intentional.
 But I figured...since her personality and story was rather complex,
 her face would just naturally reflect that.

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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.
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  A  "spun" icicle created by a talented Oregon glass artist became her hand-rest.
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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.
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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. 
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 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.
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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. 
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Immaculee will soon fly home to Mayumi
who has been gracious and patient with her progress. 
Bless you, Mayumi and thank you!
  love, Rose