Monday, January 12, 2009

Victoria of the United Kingdom

Please help me in welcoming Alexandrina Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom, Empress of India (also known as "why do you make puppets when you are in pain and cannot concentrate anyway") to my collection of Flutterbutts.

In my mind, Victoria is a sad and romantic of what happens when love turns sour. Her great love for her husband Albert lasted long after his death, taking Victoria farther and farther away from her once cheerful and faithful self. She became bitter, detached from her children, and eventually left her name to a decade of great progress but also great poverty, harshness, and child abuse. What a complex, powerful, and interesting woman she must have been.

I had a vision of Victoria Flutterbutt in my head for days now, and thought I might make use of this day of rest at home to make her. Not a very good idea. Anyway, she is at my shop in all her glory. I am sure whoever buys her will be very pleased, even though her hair is darker than I wanted..

Victoria of the United Kingdom
You have to admit mine is cuter though

Victoria of the United Kingdom
I am quite pleased with her hairdo

And now - off to the shower and moaning in self pity (which surprisingly makes quite an excellent pastime).

6 comments:

juniejo said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW what a fantastic job you have done !!!

Sharona R. said...

Thank you my love!

sassyglassdesigns said...

Victoria looks like royalty...great job.

Greetingfriends said...

How cool! Great puppets! Must be hard work.

Linda said...

Exquisite work Sharona.
So sorry to hear you are still in pain. I want this to heal NOW, if not earlier.

Sharona R. said...

Thank you guys so much!

Yep, I put a lot of hard work on my puppets, but I love it so much I don't mind :o)

Thank you Linda, I am sure your appeal will be taken in all seriousness.