Thursday, November 8, 2012

Art Paperdolls...'Lydia, Oh Lydia'

Lydia, oh Lydia,
Have you met Lydia,
Lydia The Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
And a torso, even more so.

Oh Lydia oh Lydia,
Say have you met Lydia,
Oh Lydia the Tattooed Lady,
When her muscles start relaxin,
Up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.

I just love the idea of 'Upstairs Downstairs' & the secrets of servants
of the Victorian era. 'Albert Nobbs' was a wonderful movie from last
years Academy Award season, that tragically told this tale. Lydia's
story isn't quite so sad...she simply ran away from home as a young
girl & joined the circus. After a tiring day of duty & service to her
wealthy employers, she goes to her tiny room, locking the door
behind her. She takes her uniform off & sitting on the edge of her
bed, she takes out her few treasured mementos. She looks into
the mirror at her tattoos & is transported to faraway places
& a life of adventure. I wonder why Lydia had to quit
the circus & become a maid?? I have my ideas... ;)

Lydia can be found HERE on my ETSY for $5.00!!!