Mar 13, 2011

Anneelaw, International Woman of Mystery

Anneelaw, Mary Anne's Lady of the Lamp, was a stumper for me. She sat on my counter where I could see her every day, but she refused to speak to me. She refused, that is, until I happened to bring my Goddess of Spring, Sirona (, by Anneelaw on the way to Sirona's current display spot on my book case.

Anneelaw became very vocal. She wanted a hat, and not just any hat, but one with feathers. Anneelaw is very purple, but has a bit of turquoise on her, so I decided to go with the turquoise as the main color on the hat. She wanted to be a bit mysterious, so I added a purple tulle veil. And of course, the feathers were from a peacock or two.

Isn't she something?
Unfortunately, when I was getting these pictures, I had company drop by and I forgot to take pictures of jer journal. When she arrives at her destination in south Texas, she hopes that Yvonne will be so kind as to take pictures of her journal pages.

Update (3/21): Yvonne was so kind to send photos of Anneelaw's journal entries. Here are the pictures:

This is the first page. Anneelaw loves purple and I gave her a bouquet to complement her lovely glove and hat.
The next page is a picture of her and her nom du guerre: Anneelaw, International Woman of Mystery.

And this is her hat, along with the story I told in the beginning of the post of her conversation with me regarding the creation of her hat.
And last of all, the description of what I did and made. The journal pages are water color paper and I applied a heavy layer of indigo, purple and turquoise water color crayon, then misted the pages with water and used my Nijii water brush to push the color to create texture.


Gail V said...

Her hat looks great. Perfect touch.

Robyn L. Coburn said...

Perfect hat for her. I'll look forward to seeing the journal pages.

Yvonne said...

Very cool and unique doll. I will get photos to you soon Amy.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh my - I just this instant stopped at the blog to see what was new and discovered the latest treasures that have been added to Anneelaw!!! Her hat is absolutely THE addition she needed! Thank you so much Amy!!