The Art of Christine Earhart

Santa and the Second Wife

We all know the traditional Santa and Mrs. Claus.  With the new century, I thought we could use a new image.  Santa now has a second wife, tall, skinny, hip, loves bling and makes reservations instead of cookies.  Santa has benefited from months on Jenny Craig and time at the gym all to keep up with his arm candy.

These dolls start out as wire sculptures then wrapped with strips of poly batting, muslin, red, black (boots and Mrs. Claus’s Spanx), white (stockings) batik fabric and ribbon.  The faces are hand painted and yarn was used for the hair and beard.  Santa’s dress is red batik layered with tulle and ribbon then quilted and beaded.  Yarn and bells were added to the hem.  Mrs. Claus’s dress is made from strips of satin, silk, ribbon and tulle.  The dolls are 24″ tall.

Santa and the second wifeDetail

Posted in Christmas by chris on October 17th, 2010 at 4:39 pm.

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