Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Standing Audrey Hepburn Paper Doll Speaks

She strikes a pose as if to say "I told you so." These dolls of mine speak to me in the most celestial ways. They use not words but blocks of thought that come in the form of creative ideas.

What makes me pick up that particular bit of scrap and hold it up to a waist or bust? How is it that I came to add gathered tule to a butterfly wing? It was not part of my original plan and yet that scrap has brightened up this doll like no other could, like it was, quite simply, meant to be.

Resisted desires to make her more elaborate in some way came in the form of whispered kisses, an acronym for "keep it simple, stupid." Over and over again I heard them. Audrey is classic simplicity, in her case less is more. Everything about this piece works so beautifully and yet I can claim little responsibility for her outcome. I am simply the tool that gave her life.

My creative muse is with me always, a special gift to me sent directly from the divine. I know not always what her messages will be but she always has a way of revealing them to me in exactly the moment they are needed. Her messages to me are simply the answers I was asking for in those moments of utter grace and complete surrender to the process.

I give you Audrey. Striking, stunning and with a "kiss" I leave you to your own conclusions.


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Julie Ann said...

Oh Kitty!!! She is stunning!! Her hair and flower petal skirt are beautiful!! I just love the sparkle you added to each petal and the little bits of netting peeking out underneath. And what a beautiful design at the base of her stand. Such a spectacular piece!

Elaine A said...

Kellie -

As always, your work leaves me excited, breathless and inspired! I for one am so glad you listen when your muse speaks. Your art is simply beautiful and Audrey is just breath taking!

Elaine Allen

Createology said...

Your muse and you have done a proud job on Audrey. She looks divine. Keep creating...

Tracey said...

oh she is amazing.The detail is so perfect you are one very very cleaver lady missey .
love tracey x

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kitty! This is amazing! Audrey's a fave of mine.


Sheila :-)

Pom Pom said...

She is elegant and spunky, too! What an incredible creation. I love how you describe the holiness of the process, Kitty!