Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wonder Woman

As is the custom, I spent this Thanksgiving with my husband's family in Syracuse. My sister-in-law, Sue, graciously hosts quite a motley crew for Thanksgiving Day, and we all eat to excess and catch up from where we left off at the last gathering. Since I really admire my sister-in-law for being such a sport year after year, I thought I would make her a doll that would be her, but in a more dramatic style than she would assume in her day to day life. I chose Wonder Woman as most closely representing her true nature, and set to work making up a Suzanne as Wonder Woman doll. I failed to take pictures when it was actually ready to give, since I didn't have the base done until the last minute, but I got a couple photos of the doll at the mostly finished stage. The actual base is white and on the bottom it reads the following:

"Wonder Woman is a member of an all-female tribe of Amazons (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) who was created by William Marston in 1941 as a “distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a 'world torn by the hatred of men.'” Her powers include super strength, super speed, stamina, and flight. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and in the art of tactical warfare. She also possesses an animal-like cunning and a natural rapport with animals, which has in the past been presented as an actual ability to communicate with the animal kingdom. She uses her Lasso of Truth (which forces those bound by it to tell the truth), a pair of indestructible bracelets, and an invisible plane, which was later replaced with an ability to fly unaided.

In addition to possessing all of the above skills and talents, Suzanne has prepared and endured countless family holiday meals and get-togethers whilst wearing a pair of indestructible bracelets, thus earning her this award of recognition."

I think that about sums it up. I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and had time to get together and gab, which is the part I like best about the holiday :)


  1. ABSOLUTELY brilliant, witty, whimsical...I would really like to hear her reaction when you gave this to her. OMG, even added the lasso of truth? You are the BEST!

  2. Thanks, Amy! She loved it, of course :) It's really quite funny. Like a glorified Bendi doll :)

  3. A fabulous creation to gift your SIL with! I bet she was thrilled with her Wonderwoman doll!

  4. What a great story-teller you are! You are hysterical....

  5. Thanks, Sue, thanks Deena! These things are so fun to do! I am having a blast doing actual figures, either historical or mythical. I have the ADO gals to thank for bringing me down to a reasonable size for doing this, and my friend in London for getting me to focus on history. Having a story changes everything for me :) Wonder Woman is no exception.