July 29, 2008
Kali- Goddess of Death
A bit of a change of scene for me with this little lady! Our friend Sanjay of Ghee Happy asked me to translate his new version of Kali into plush form. I was happy to accept and do something a little darker than usual. It took me about 2 weeks to get all the little details done (the sickle, skulls, severed arms and head), do the embroidery (a lot of fun, but a wee bit hard on the hands after awhile), sew her together and stuff her. It was more pressure making someone else's design than my own, that's for sure! I had A LOT of fun making the severed head though- maybe I'll make some more in the future. So look out- it could be your head next! :D
I'm taking a break for a day or so to let my hands rest up, then it's back to the sewing machine for me.
For more pics, head over to my flickr page.
KALI UPDATE: August 13th, 2008
First, I want to say thanks to the folks over at boing boing for their post of the Kali plush!
Sanjay and I are so happy that you all like our experiment. We did this so he could get an idea of what one of his designs looked like in plush form- just for his enjoyment, and as a chance to do some artistic collaboration. Sanjay liked how she turned out so much that he is now in the process of trying to get her manufactured so that everyone can enjoy her. Since this is his baby, I can't do any Kali commissions at this time. (Sorry!)
I promise to update you all on the manufacturing progress and when/where she becomes available for purchase. Thanks again for all your Kali love! :D
-Leeanna and Sanjay