Thursday, February 12, 2009

La Reine de le Brioche Art Doll




My journeys to 18th century France have produced yet another fantastic artifact. This is titled The Queen of Cake, or La Reine de le Brioche. My Queen is made of delicate paper clay, with delicious things hiding in the toy theater under her skirt! Her skin is delicately tinted with acrylics and she is gowned in antique crepe paper, lace and french ribbon. Under her skirts, stage right, a miniature Marie Antoinette seeks perfect delicacies of cake and chocolat amongst the lovely pink furniture. I am sure she will find something delectable there. Images are from Lisa Kettrell's cd, The Smithsonian Digital Collection and my personal ephemera collection.

2 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

This is so much fun! I've wanted to do a theatre-in-a-skirt piece, but just haven't gotten around to it. I think you've inspired me LOL.

It's so cool to have a pastry shop under there! ... and the crepe dress and trims are delightful.

Brava!

Back Through Time said...

She is wonderful!! You did a great job!
Happy Valentine's Day
Michelle