Wednesday, April 13, 2011
"K" is for Kiyo
Last week I finished my Japanese doll Kiyo. I thought since her name begins with "K" I would save her for "K" day.
I planned the design and started working on her before the terrible disaster that hit Japan last month. I have her on display with Maixiu in my booth at The Market Place. When she is adopted I will send part of the proceeds to the Red Cross to help with Japan's disaster relief.
I really loved working on Kiyo. My goal was to create her costume and hair in a slightly different style than most Japanese dolls. I did some research to find an image that was what I wanted. I found this beautiful photo of a warrior princess with her long hair in a pony tail and down on the sides. This was a different image from the usual "geisha" type dolls that have their hair up in an elaborate style.
Happy to share Kiyo here with you.