Tree Spirit Doll progress

The top is finished now, honestly. I found it interesting from comments on the previous post, that some of you obiviously thought I had completely lost the plot with little venture, and heartning to know that you thought I had managed to pull it off. Creative vision is a great thing...when it works!
I added some leaves from artificial flowers. It fill the whole top out nicely, and adds a 'flat' dimension.
Here are the leaves from the back.
Here is the whole doll to date. More of those artificial flowers - it was going to be really difficult to embroider some- and I like the realistic look. This is only 6" in length, total. There will be some beading done on the trunk, but not a whole lot ( I know, that's what I always say!)

And finally a pic of my day yesterday. We went to the zoo, It was fun, between the rain, thunder and lightning !! This is a pic taken from the 'rain forest' (how appropriate). Even the monkeys weren't out in the rain!!

14 comments:

meggie said...

I remember Auckland Zoo! It is a long time since I was there though.
Your tree spirit is fantastic.

Lynne said...

The tree spirit looks fabulous - it did look a little peculiar when first stuffed but you've done a marvellous job with all the beading etc. and it looks really impressive now!

Emmy said...

the tree spirit is awesome it is a lot of work but is is going to be great

Sue in western WA said...

I don't want to sound like a snob, but I've loved your tree spirit from the very beginning! Wish I could see it in person; I bet it's fabulous! The silk leaves and flowers are the icing on the cake. And how perfect that you had a bird to put in it!

So glad you have a new camera to use!

Cat said...

Wow, wow, wow. That is just awesome! Lot's of detail - lots of time!

alisonmc said...

Very VERY cool. The artificial flowers and leaves tie in really well. Your work is so wonderfully creative - you really do rock quite significantly :)

Elizabet said...

Thats amazing Jo!I love it!

Sorry about disappearing during our conversation last week. the basement at work flooded and we lost power.

Morwyn said...

Brilliant! I'm a great fan of the spirit doll medium, and your tree spirit truly speaks to me. Bravo!

Mary said...

Jo, you have once again created a thing of utter beauty! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. Care to share some talent with those of less fortunate???? hehe

Micki said...

This is really quite wonderful. I love the whole effect of everything that you have done to it.

Simona Tedeschi said...

Thank you for your comment on my crazy tote bag I like to see each day your blog and see the beautiful doll take life! I am not able to do a thing like that!

Linda said...

Jo this is absolutely wonderful!! I love it. It makes me want to do more beading.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Beautiful Jo! I love the leaves on it -- certainly gives it the right touch. Can't wait to see the beading.

Margreet said...

hallo Jo ,
I love the nice things on your blog.
Lovely embroidery
Margreet from Holland.