Even though I have been working on Sakasu (my latest custom natural fiber art doll) for quite a bit, it was just a few days ago that she became Sakasu. And it had to happen under a snow storm.
The clouds were heavy with their winter gifts, and while the storm wailed outside, Sakasu came alive under my hands. Careful stitches moulded the fabric to her wool body, allowing her to rise from the humble materials. Sakasu has been made with great intent, some days I feel she has a purpose to be here. I hope she can tell me.
As a new chapter of her life is about to begin, I will have to bid good bye to Sakasu, but not yet! Oh no, the wardrobe list she gave me is a bit extensive and there are a few items missing. I want Sakasu's young sidekick to enjoy the next years of her life getting to know her, confiding in her, letting her creativity play and for that I feel Sakasu is right: she needs a few more clothes. This day in particular she is wearing an asymmetric cardigan that can be twisted and fluffed and worn in a few different ways, a linen "dress", although is more like a top she wears over another one (not pictured), her merino leggings, and her boots. She had a hat but she took it off for the photos.
Sigh…I just wished my hair looked that nice when I take off my hat. Don't you?