Stephen Crane's short story "The Blue Hotel" published in 1898, is about an Irish man who gets in trouble with other inhabitants of the Palace Hotel in rural Nebraska and believes they are trying to kill him. Crane’s use of vivid colors is evident throughout the story. To pay tribute, Justin has painted watercolors on these altered book pages, which have been made into miniature dresses.
This one is more stark, adorned with a white ruffle and blue beads and a white sash.
This one uses hints of red, white and blue (not intending to be patriotic) and is adorned by feather and bead bling.
This one showcases a burst of vibrant color and a miniature bejeweled rose. All of these dresses are one-of-a-kind miniature art pieces that come with their own custom hangers and can be found at Penelope's of Bar Harbor and Beyond The Sea bookshop in Lincolnville.
Tonic of the Woods
the inspiration behind the creations
Photos, stories and concept ©Kay Stephens
Look up the story behind a fairy dress by clicking on the name below