Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My Personal Santos

"Our Lady of Letters" is her name, I sure can use a patron saint to help me spell.

I dug into my stash of fabric and found some with text to hang on her, the rest I stamped on to get the look I wanted. I had first covered the frame with old text and aged it bit, if you look close it is from a book by Mark Twain.

I made her a crown from calligraphy nibs and on her skirt band hangs old type writer keys. She wears an X and an O around her neck for a hug and a kiss, after all don't we want our saints to love us?

I can't stop making them, I just love the way they look ! You will be seeing more.


Dayna Collins said...

What a gorgeous trio of ladies! OH MY GOSH - you're a whirling dervish of Santos creativity. (And I get to be your friend!)

Judy Wise said...

I am captivated by your santos. I made one out of plaster and am going to make more. I am a sculpey girl too. I first read about yours on Paulette's blog. Do you need any more "friends" on your next play day? My voice is temporarily on vacation so I would be really quiet. ;-D

ps I can't believe it but the word verificatiion is 'bless'.

Renee Troy said...

She is absolutely fabulous! Congrats on teaching her. As a calligrapher, I am partial to anything with letter, words and OMG...nibs!

jEaN said...

Ok - NOW I am excited about Hampton! Looking forward to taking your class :-)))

lynda Howells said...

oh wow you and all the others dolls are amazing. l need to make one.xxlynda

Tory Brokenshire said...

Thank you all for the wonderful response to the Santos, they really are fun to make.

Vay said...

All wonderful Tory...can't stop looking at the faces you created...love them!

I'm bummed...my word is pyclicti