It is said that hidden under the mushroom cap lives a small species of Fairy Flibbertigibbets. Listen closely and you can hear their tiny voices chit-chatting the night away. I have yet to capture one… But soon… very soon.

It is said that hidden under the mushroom cap lives a small species of Fairy Flibbertigibbets. Listen closely and you can hear their tiny voices chit-chatting the night away. I have yet to capture one… But soon… very soon.

Bonnie the Ballerina spends her days tucked away in my art studio in position, stretching her long, dainty limbs, and her evenings performing her best prima ballerina routine for my three fur children.

Very modest is she too… Just when I think I’ve finally caught her with my camera, gracefully skating across my windowsill, lacing herself through each and every sunbeam… in an instant, she is still, taking up her delicate pose once again.

Bonnie is an original, one of a kind artdoll sculpted with La Doll clay. I used angora yarn for her hair and natural gemstone beads for her eyes. All paint is acrylic, with a final satin varnish to protect paint and prevent moisture from distorting the clay. Her outfit is made from old clothing and fabric scraps - no patterns were used. The ballet slippers were hand painted on, then sealed with a gloss varnish, and finally a satin ribbon laced up her legs, glued to protect the integrity of the criss-cross design. The joints are wooden beads, laced with the same ribbon I used on the slippers, tied and glued, for that extra hold. For a bit of femininity, I used false lashes from the beauty department in our local drug store, cut into small sections, then glued into the inner eye lid with permanent craft glue. I used a polymer clay gloss varnish to seal her eyes and add extra hold to her lashes. As for her long slender arms, they are simply connected with two eye pins and can easily move well above her head.

Bonnie prides herself on how flexible she is. She has a very mean plié.