Once, when I was a young girl, I perched on our wooden picnic table outside and pretended to be a Go-Go dancer. As a shy child, I waited until I was alone and then danced like a wild thing. I was a wild and free spirit for all of 30 seconds before I tumbled off the table top. I remember conking my head on the concrete patio. I sat there, alone, until the world steadied. I was not about to admit to my mom the foolishness that I had just displayed, so until now, this has been my deep, dark secret.
I think I must have been channeling that former self as I was creating this latest doll. I knew from the beginning that she was a dancer. A graceful dancer with a full sweeping skirt. Little did I know that inside of her lurked a 60’s Go-Go dancer.
She also shares the long fingers and graceful hands that Mirror, Mirror has.
My challenge to myself as I was creating my lady was to use only what I had on hand; to not buy anything new and in this case not to “shop” even in my mom or sister’s stashes. I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to use the beaded and embroidered dress fragment and its time finally came. You can see the project box and the fabrics in it as they lay in wait, patiently, for me to choose them here.
Lady Go-Go will make her debut appearance in Houston at the International Quilt Festival as part of theIn Celebration of the Doll exhibit. This is my fifth year to be invited to participate and I am thrill to once again have the opportunity to be a part of this memorable show.