Thursday, September 2, 2010

will she

inspire me 

to create more necklaces?
to straighten my studio?

I first saw her in an antique shop early in the summer.
I kind of wanted her.
But her price was a bit high.
Actually it was very high.

so I left her in 
that back corner 
of the room downstairs
in the shop.

but I kept thinking about her

and last week
when I decided to go back
just to see if she might still be there

there she was
out in the yard in front of the shop
waiting to come home with me
and for a much better price.

what to name her


Mrs Moen said...

She has this very ladylike posture so maybe something aristocratic would suit her well, like Portia or Hermione or Georgiana.

Anonymous said...

I'm not good at naming -- but this is a delightful post. You will never feel alone in your studio!

Susan Erickson said...

I have always wanted one of those! good scoop!

Sandra said...

Lovely find! I've been sending my wish into the universe to find one of these at a price I can afford. It's now become a need and not a want -smile.
The jewelery is fabulous, well done.

Healing Woman said...

I name everything I own. I say if it's worth owning, it's worth naming. I love mannequins. You've got a good one. How about giving her a name connected to your nationality? If you are Italian, Benedetta or Maria might be nice. Irish, Brownwyn (my favorite name) or Swedish, Inga. Just some ideas.

dosfishes said...

Ooh lucky you. Glad she came down in price. I am amazed at what they are going for around here too.
I am sure her name will reveal itself to you when the time is right. Lover your necklace work, she needs to be adorned! xox Corrine

Bea said...

Have tea with her, sit with her, tell her about your studio and she will tell you her name. She's been so alone for so long. Back in the corner, watching the comings and goings, listening.....she has so many ideas but no voice. Maybe you can be her voice? :)Bea

Suzanne Kistler said...

How about Tallulah? :)

Patty said...

I agree with Bea-having tea with her is lovely. But the first thing that came to my mind was
Susie Muse. Let us know, OK?

KarenKayArtWorks said...

She looks like a Victoria to me.

Eva said...

...and like a Virginia to me

Penny said...

How lovely that you were able to give her a new home and yourself this special gift. I've always wanted one of these myself. Hmmm as to names I would probably let her stand there for awhile, sit very quietly and wait for her whispered words.

layers said...

I do think 'she' will be a great addition to your studio, your inspiration and the fact that you got her for a good deal is wonderful.


Annie came to mind. Or Annabelle if you want something more formal.