The Art Thing is now known as Artemis Thing, because...err...it wasn't an Arthur.
Angus would like to assist in this process.
Artemis Thing gets a leather tunic. I soaked it first---it's vegetable tanned leather---and then shaped it over the body and tied it in place. There are undoubtedly going to be rubber band marks on the final leather, but I'm okay with that. I like the natural leather color, but will probably want to add a little paint to play it up--or I'll suddenly decide to paint it red or something
I, uh, have no idea if I can get the leather off once it's dry, but I'll try. It's a really thin gauge leather that I bought on accident, so it's nice to get some use out of it.
My plan all along is to make this a wall-mounted piece---I don't really know what to do with dolls and there's no way it'll stand up on its own. So I put a board up on my easel and stuck a nail in it and hung the Art Thing so that I had some idea how it was going to work on the wall.