"She Would Only Fly When No One Was Looking"Last year I received a birthday card with the following sentiment: "For A Long Time, She Flew Only When She Thought No One Was Looking". . . it liked it so much that it has stayed with me for months.
I found this wonderful box at an estate sale a couple of months ago, apparently it used to hold tools or nails or tacks . . . I covered the box in handmade papers, and put it on a stand with a small wind-up music box on the bottom. On the left inside wall, a mirror reflects the doll, and on the right inside wall, you see bits of safety glass with various images underneath.
The doll is made up of doll arms, a doll head and a vintage curry powder spice tin. She holds a set of golden wings in one hand and a gun in the other . . . contradictory at best
The doll is suspended from the back allowing the legs and arms to move. On top is a blue water faucet handle, and on the back I added a silver metal piece that was formally a strainer from a shrimp cocktail server. The front of the box has a glass cover. (click on any image to enlarge)