I have started this doll in January 2016 as a special doll for my tutorial project. It was cold and gray winter outside, and I think it has influenced my choice of the color. The doll is wearing a neutral gray dress, as gray as only winter skies can be. "Frozen" gray and white roses have landed on her waist and hair, tiny dew drops have turned into gray icicles and are waiting among the roses for the spring to come. Only a slight touch of pink on her lips reminds us, that there is still life under the forsen surface; the touch of gold on her shoes and hair decor doesn't let us forget, that there is the warm sun shining bright behind those gray clouds.
I have started this doll in 2010. I was working on it for several weeks or months, then putting aside, and cumming back to it again and again. My vision of her had been changing, I have re-sculpted her for a couple of times, and beading the costume has taken me for ever. During those years I have made many dolls, and my followers will remember the three sirens, which were smaller versions of the women with bird legs, how ever this doll, the first birdie of mine, was standing in my studio half made, and waiting for it’s turn to come once again. Today, after six years since I have started creating her, the bird-woman is finally finished. I have named her “The Blue Bird”. Blue bird is a magical creature who makes our most beautiful dreams come truth. The doll stands 65,5 cm tall. She is the tallest doll I ever made. Her body is soft and her head, upper torso and hands are sculpted from air dry clay and painted with oil painter quality paints. The legs are made in my special technique and appear pretty realistic. The doll’s costume is decorated with thousands of seed beads, and some “cat’s eye” stones. All beads are sewn to the fabric, no glue was used. The doll holds a miniature, but completely functional fan. The hair of the doll is made from hand dyed cotton threads.