Aoife – art doll

This is Aoife who, unfortunately has had a slight accident.Image

Not that you can tell by looking, but trust me she is both physically and emotionally fragile. Due to this fragility she doesn’t go out much – she prefers to stay in and read the classics. She identifies strongly with Miss Haversham – and very much approves of Gillian Anderson’s performance in the part on the BBC. She is fond of cobwebs and likes to use them as accessories whenever she can find any, so if you are a bit of a slouch on the domestic front, she would be perfect for you.

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11 Responses to Aoife – art doll

  1. Poor little darling. I love her. πŸ™‚

  2. I have heaps of cobwebs here, but she has to be good at climbing because the ceilings are 3.4 meters high….

    • painterswife says:

      I’ll see if I can knit her a ladder! Your place sounds lovely – do you live in a castle?

      • Yes and no…The locals call it “the castle”, but it’s not a real castle, and it’s not all mine. It’s a nineteenth century “maison bourgeoise”.

      • painterswife says:

        Sounds beautiful. One of my friends lives in a castle with loads of land around it and its own beach. the place is beautiful but not at all pretentious or organised, it’s full to overflowing with stuff the family have collected on their travels over the years – kind of like a disorganised and forgotten museum, with a ballroom and a library and a princess’s bedroom. I love it there. When I made the dolls it was as a result of a visit there and all the treasures I found in those old rooms. I bet your place is gorgeous, cobwebs or not – what is a home without cobwebs, anyway?

      • It is beautiful, in its own ramshackle way πŸ™‚ Your friends are lucky – I’m glad they kept in the way it had always been and that it inspired you to make such beautiful things.

      • painterswife says:

        What a sweet thing to say! ramshackle = character – much preferable to polished perfection.

  3. PS MacMurray says:

    Your descriptions are fit for a novel… a classic, of course!

  4. Anna says:

    I just love this one. Manically depressive and highly strung all at once – the expression is fab

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