Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MEET CLARA SCARLETT...

All I can say is that there's a sweetness here, a Southern sweetness, that makes sweet music...

-Al Green-
I'd like to introduce you to my latest project, Miss Clara Scarlett...She is my first attempt at an altered doll assemblage. Her beginnings were quite humble...Clara Scarlett is the most Southern of belle's and she dreams of dancing...She dreams of a hat to match the shade of her eyes...She dreams of a custom made gown with a fitted bodice and billowing skirt...She dreams of her first pair of handmade dancing slippers ordered all the way from Snyder Brothers in New York, dealers in boots, shoes, and slippers...
She dreams of wearing her great grandmothers pearls...She dreams of her first calling cards with her name inscribed in a scrolling script...She dreams of receiving her first rose...
Which she dreams of pinning in her hair...Its scent wafting around her as she swirls around the dance floor while wrapped in the arms of her beloved...She dreams of being a princess on a pedestal for one enchanted evening...She dreams of a collection of mementos and memories from her magical night...She dreams of that certain Southern syrupy sweetness...She dreams...

I hope you have enjoyed dreaming right along with Clara Scarlett and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

22 comments:

Rochelle said...

Sandy....this is just too cute! Love all of the details you've put into this treasure of a doll! love love love
-Rochelle

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Her beauty takes my words away.

Vee said...

She's darling! So now I get it...one can "alter" anything. Hmmmm...oh the possibilities. As always, Miss Sandy, you've put a lot of thought and detail into this delightful project.

The French Bear said...

Sandy, she is adorable, what a beautiful job you did!!!
Love all the little touches inside!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Wanda said...

Dear Miss Sandy:

I almost fell from my chair when I SAW your creation. It is out of this world and I LOVE her. I can't imagine how beautiful must be in person. Your talent amaze me and give me so much inspiration to create beautiful things. I hope one day I can create something as beautiful as yours.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for sharing this Magnificent piece!!!

best regards,
Wanda C.

JD said...

WOW! What an amazing doll...so special! I can't imagine all the time and thought that went into creating her...thank you for sharing...

Gerry said...

She is truly a Southern Belle ! !

Hugs,

Claudia said...

Oh Sandy, she is beautiful! I've been wanting to try something like this and you certainly have inspired me.

xo
Claudia

Dorthe said...

Sandy, she is a real beauty, a fantastic art piece. And maybe because of her name---but also of her look and beauty, I had to think of Scarlett O`Hara--I loved :Gone with the Wind----and that she also had a time, where she could only dream of happy momentoes in her life.
I love how you made her "collections of dreams"-gorgeus.
Thanks for showing your beautifull Southern Bell.
Hugs, Dorthe

Ima Weed said...

A magical doll for sure.

Robin said...

Absolutely stunning! I too love the way you put the pieces of her life inside.

Sandi said...

This is by far the loveliest thing I have seen in a long time. Everything about it is stunning.

Great Job!!!

Sandi

Diane said...

It looks like her whole life is planned in dreams! She's precious, Sandy!
Hugs and Blessings!
Diane

Jillayne said...

Your first attempt huh? It looks a lot like you know what you're doing! She is simply beautiful, in such a dreamy sort of way... really though, very lovely and very creative!

sonya said...

WOW Sandy! What a beautiful doll! And a sweet story to go with her...you are truly gifted and sharing her with us is soooo appreciated.
I would love to try something like this too. Gosh, it just gives me goosebumps.
Thank you, Miss Sandy for inspiring us!
Hugs, Sonya

My Sweet Rose. said...

What a lovely way to make that doll so special.
Dolls seem to bring out the little girl in us all but this one is strictly for the grown ups.
Thanks for showing us, your are so clever.
Best wishes,
Angela.

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my- its amazing to watch someone like you- who always creates such inspiring projects- take on a new medium, like altered dolls- and see just what comes up. Clara Scarlett is a belle.

The Feathered Nest said...

Sandy!!!! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I just love each and every touch sweet friend....you've incorporated so many wonderful elements ~ this is why I love blogging, true inspiration that feeds my creative soul!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Oh my, Ms. Clara Scarlett you are so wonderful, keep on dreaming...
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Mildred said...

Hi Sandy, Stopping by to say "hi" and admire your latest creation. Have a wonderful day.

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Wow! girl! you have outdone yourself! She's absolutely gorgeous! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! And what an inspiring piece.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What beautiful attention to detail, like in everything you do!

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