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!