The weather has taken a shocking turn for the worse here in the UK, but a little ray of sunshine has been magically forming in my creative corner. I designed and made this little lady alongside my last two Water Maiden illustrations. She's such a bright and sunny creation I've hardly noticed the constant rain and gale force winds at all!
This cheerful little lady has a felt swim cap with individually cut felt flowers, black merino wool curls peeking out from under her cap and a vintage style swim suit (which I desperately want in my size) made from 1930's fabric. I have given her red heart shaped lips - reminiscent of Kathryn Grayson who I think has the cutest lips I have ever seen! When I was a girl and my obsession with old Hollywood was developing I remember thinking this operatic beauty was so incredibly fortunate to have lips shaped like a heart! The memory is so vivid to me I had to post these pics and dare any of my readers not to agree!