Okay, my friends! This is the week! The birdcage rescue is now complete! *Cue masterly villainous laughter, if any*
*In absence of masterly villainous laughter, cue awkward chuckle*
*Or some pictures*
In case you had forgotten, this is where we started.
And at the end of Week 2, this is where we left things, with a partial ship and a possible masthead, but no pilot.
To begin the pilot, I used this doll – or part of her, anyway. This is how she looked when I acquired her several years ago.
And this is how she looked after I used her in a class as an example of possible ways to alter a doll
For the present purpose, I wanted to make her into a steampunk bird girl, so I covered her head in clay, sculpted a whole new face, and gave her a bit of a “bird belly.”
I have always wanted to combine crocheting with assemblage, and WHAM – now I have.
From the side, Precious.
For the masthead, I swapped out this doll for the other one.
Then I built the doll a stronghold of clay.
I went on a long search for just the right wheels, which these technically aren’t. Technically, they’re the top and bottom of an antique wooden spool, but they both look cool AND roll, so you know, wheels! Yay!
Add the wings back on, and now this.
Because if life sticks you in in a cage, do you know what you should do?
Make the cage fly!