Thursday, January 22, 2009
A Recycled "Rag"
This doll turned out to be not as "dark" as I was striving for. (I have another one in the works with a scowl on her face).
Her body is made out of an old dish rag that I was going to throw away because it was getting stained and parts of it were threadbare. Then, just for fun, I thought "I'll save the better bits and see if I can make something out of it". And so, here it is.
My cousin in the States phoned me yesterday to let me know that her Aunt Ellen died. No one had spoken to or seen Aunt Ellen in a few days. A neighbour got concerned and called the police. They went into the house together and found her dead on the floor.
Aunt Ellen is the sister-in-law of my favourite aunt who passed away in this past November. The last time I saw her was at my aunt's funeral. Although not directly related, Aunt Ellen was a wonderful lady who my family saw many, many times over the years. And now she is gone too. I am shocked at the number of people I know that have died in the last few years.