Friday, October 5, 2012


Here's a new Candlestick doll, "DEFY GRAVITY". It's based on the Elphaba character from the show "Wicked". This is the powerful moment in the show where Elphaba makes the life-changing decision to "defy gravity", not wait for people to accept her & start living the life she has dreamed. She emotionally, and quite literally, FLIES!

I got the idea for this character when I was pulled out all my candlesticks that I've been collecting all year. This one was the tallest of the bunch, and very gothic looking. I've not used this candlestick before, because I thought it was too tall for one of my dolls. That's when I got the idea to use it for this character, as she is floating high above the stage when she is singing this number.
This doll was a challenge for me, as an open-mouth on a cloth face is very difficult. I was able to add a little dimension to it with some needle-sculpting and building up layers of paint.

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