Art Dress Assemblage – Cathy (Cathy Earnshaw – Wuthering Heights)(2)

It took a little longer than anticipated but I’ve completed the latest art dress –  Cathy, and listed her on Etsy (she has since been bought). I had hoped to get her  finished before the weekend but a rather hectic Saturday saw that deadline slip.  More about that from Tom later.

Art Dress Assemblage - Cathy

This is not the first time I’ve made a piece based on the character of Cathy Earnshaw, from the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, you may have seen the piece I made last September (click here to view the post).  I’m  still taken with the character of Cathy, within the novel she is good and  evil, fantasy and reality, and the book will remain forever one of my favourites.

Art Dress Assemblage - Cathy

My first Cathy was a simpler affair but on this occasion I’ve been more daring;  adding an embroidered quotation to the skirt of the dress and making the jacket far  more elaborate with a gathered decorative bustle at the back.

I recently enjoyed working with some vintage tins, they were quite a fun and a change from the art dresses which have been my focus over the last 12 months. I’m not done with Cathy yet, and I’ve got a feeling she’ll possibly end up inspiring something tiny 🙂

If you’re not familiar with Cathy Earnshaw and the novel Wuthering Heights, check out these Wikipedia pages about her, the novel and the author.

If you would like to read the novel, its avaiable for download free of charge and in many formats ath the wonderful Project Gutenberg .  If you would like to own your own copy of the novel you could always try Amazon. Click here to visit the Amazon search results for the novel.

To purchase any of my art work please visit my shop on Etsy or contact me by e-mail at info@messiejessie.co.uk.

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