Monday, March 29, 2010

EHAG Emporium and "The Widow Jones"





It's that time of month again. Time for the EHAG Emporium and Introducing

The Widow Jones

You'll first notice that this is an out of the ordinary piece for me, but I think you'll agree it is the start of something wonderful to add to my repertoire. "Fully attired" paper-mache figures, in this case a Day of the Dead Doll.



Here she is, the Widow Jones. She is a hand made and painted paper-mache doll figure, with an original handmade period costume. She measures 22" tall from her wooden base to the top of her feathered hat, 9" wide and 12" deep from from front of skirt to the end of her ruffled train. The fabrics range from reclaimed black cotton chintz to vintage black lace trim. I've embellished her with wonderful detailing and accents like pearl studded bow buttons, and a vintage cameo pin that she dons on her lapel. She sports a milliner's confection top hat with feathers ,ribbon, bows and tulle veil, trimmed in accenting purple ribbon. Her bustle and overskirt are in a flocked damask pattern that is also an insert in her bodice. She holds a carpet bag made of old tapestry fabric with braided leather handle and button bead clasp. She has an underskirt bustle with ruffles of cotton poplin. Standing on a wooden base her red high top boots peek out from under her voluminous skirt . She is packed and ready to travel to your home for a prolonged visit.

Here you can peruse more detailed pictures.


the silhouette...


peplum detail...


being a little coy...


these boots were made for walking...


bustle up..


close up of that winning smile..


back of that milliners confection...

close up of cameo brooch...


$325.oo

Shipping and Handling Included

Please contact me @ hohohalloween@mac.com to arrange payment.

Paypal, and Visa/MC Accepted

Thanks for all your continued support and encouragement.

7 comments:

William Bezek said...

Silhouette? Peplum? Miliner's confections? I had no idea you were such a Dandy!

Jorge de Rojas said...

Thanks Will. I must admit I was quite the Clothes Horse in my Day. Alas now I dress my doll.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

OMG - I just love her ... she's like Mary Poppins on the other side!

Lovely detail work - and so incongruous with her face!

Designs By CK said...

Lovely Emporium piece Jorge!

Thanx again 4 the Facebook add. '-)

Happy Easter weekend to you!

Chris :-)

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Jorge, I can't say Halloween is really my thing being a bit squeamish, but your Widow Jones is truly amazing. Thank you for visiting my blog! You made me laugh with your comment about perhaps being a Milliner in a past life!! I did have fun creating that hat . . .
: ) lenna

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Thanks Jorge! I've been meaning to come by and tell you how much I love how widow Jones turned out. The details are perfection! I love the bustle in the back and you really did a nice job on the trims too. Fun I bet. She's a beauty for sure.
Tammy

By Way of Salem said...

Wow! Beyond fantastic! What a great piece! Definitely fantastical :) Jeannine