Monday, June 11, 2007

Here is my latest One of a Kind Dolly~ Ladye Catherine Swift. Shes not totally finished, but she wanted to say "hello"~~
I used my only and largest pair of antique c1840 pupiless brown eyes, and well~ shes my cross between a late William & Mary style , and early Queen Anne doll. The later (late 18th century) Queen Anne's were very crudely carved with hardly no facial features but eyes and a slit nose~ the earlier ones, had well defined features, lips as well as ears. I was going to give Ladye Catherine a gorgeous set of green tourmaline faceted earrings, but, she will be a dolly in 'undress'...just stockings, chemise, stays, pannier and bonnet. She is hand sculpted mache, stuffed with only excelsior wood shavings and gravel for weight. I will be working on her stays in the next few days~ the wood is stilllll soaking.
Thankyou to all of you for your kind words and support~ I really do appreciate each and every one of you. Diamond K Folk Art is the soul source of support for the Museum...and golly~ you should seeeeee what is comming!!!! Im so excited!


Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Another beauty, Rachael! can't wait to see her when she is finished.


Lorraine said...

What a beautiful face! Can't wait to see the rest of her!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of Lady Catherine!! I've only seen her face, feet, and butt, LOL! I'm sure she'll be lovely! :)