Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finally, another dolly!

 Well, after what seemed an eternal summer of not doing anything fun creative wise...I finally got to make another dolly!  And yes, she's another gal inspired by my favorite Victorian dollmaker, Izannah Walker.  Who was likely, as am I...inspired by early 19th century primitive portrait paintings of children.

In the spirit of autumn I whipped up this little gal.  Actually, whipping her up is a bit of a fib.  I made her a year ago and submitted her to "Prims" Magazine.  She finally got into the fall 2010 publication, and recently arrived back home in my mailbox.  After not seeing her in so long, I was a bit shocked to see her again.  She was, I hate to admit, a rush job, and it showed.  Honestly, I didn't think she had a snowball's chance in hades of getting into the I wasn't too worried about not handing in my best work.  Oops.  If you get a chance to peruse this edition, I highly recommend it.  However, she's hiding in the back and doesn't want to be found.  She's embarrassed that I let her out of the house in that condition.

To make amends, I gave her a new face that she and I both are much, much happier with.  I haven't named her, but "Autumn" wouldn't be a terrible choice.  Not too historical perhaps, but hey...I'm feelin' lazy this week.

 As always, she's completely handmade (cloth and paperclay), handsculpted, her clothes are handsewn in the period correct manner.  And she just got finished feeding the chickens.  She's equally at home on the farm or in the city.  She doesn't eat much either.  With a sweet countenance to boot.

This little gal is now up for adoption and available on ebay


  1. She's darling, and perfect for the season!

  2. Hi Robin,
    She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I Enjoyed seeing her in Prims, and can't wait to see what you have submitted for the next next issue. Something quite FABULOUS I am sure.
    Have fun!

  3. Exquisite as always Robin!!!!

  4. She looks like a perfect blend of both of your Izzy styles! Just lovely! Becky

  5. Robin, I admired your dolls. They are are "Fine" Art indeed!