Dixie Redmond's Folk Art Dolls

Here is a gallery of dolls that I've made over the years.  Obviously I have been very inspired by Izannah Walker's wonderful dolls in my studies and in my own creations.   The doll in the picture above on front left is made with my Izannah Walker doll pattern.  

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Another doll in process above

The next three four dolls are made from my Izannah Walker pattern

The doll above was featured in Prims magazine.

Below is the first doll I made from my Izannah inspired pattern,
her name is appropriately Honor Goodfolk.

Papier mache inspired doll


A papier mache I rehabilitated. 

A palm sized Izannah Walker inspired doll. 

A papier mache inspired doll 

Art From the Heart: David Schump aka The Art Tramp

One of my goals is to amplify good things I see in life and in the art world. So I will be doing a series of posts here in my blog called "Art from the Heart", which features other artists. For a while I've been watching David Schump, aka The Art Tramp, share beautiful and interesting folk art creations. Before Christmas, I decided to give one of his miniature baskets to my antique Izannah doll Hope. So I sent David her measurements, and her picture, and asked him to create a worn version of his beautiful miniature baskets for her to hold.

What a beautiful basket he made! David also sent a beautiful folk art tramp art dove sitting in the basket, which I love. Take the time to visit his site - http://www.thearttramp.com.


I got my cup of coffee, went in to admire the awesome tree my husband picked out, and saw this. I woke my college aged son up, and we set the tree to rights. A few sentimental ornaments broke, which can be mended. Some can't, and we will recreate.

This is a metaphor for life. Life gives you challenges, and you respond. Sometimes you are changed in the process.  😂. The tree is fine now.

Tortellini Stew

Repost, because I'm making this tonight. 
It's a great recipe! 

Tortellini Stew

Group 1 Ingredients:

1 pound Italian Sausage sliced (I cook this in oven then slice)
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced

Group 2 Ingredients:

5 cups beef broth (or chicken)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cooking wine (I use red wine)
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
(OR a can of your favorite stewed tomatoes)
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
8 oz. can tomato sauce

Group 3 Ingredients
8 oz. tortellini (your choice)
3 T fresh parsley, chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 or 2 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped.

1. Brown Group 1 ingredients until onions are translucent.
2. Add Group 2 ingredients to onion/sausage/garlic mixture.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. I usually add the zucchini and green pepper at this point.
4. Add group 3 ingredients to stew, simmer until tortellini is done.
5. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and bread.

Don't try to stick your camera into the pot for a closeup.

Excellent Haddock Recipe and a Good Story

A friend sent me the recipe below in an image form.  I don't know where she got the image. I Googled the name of the recipe, and it led me to this blog post called Seasoned with Kindness on the ZestMaine.com site.  The blog post accompanying the recipe is as nice as the recipe! 
I might adjust this some because of dietary concerns.  My husband told me to make this a LOT. 

Honeycup Haddock by Trish
Serves 4
1½ sticks butter
2 cups breadcrumbs or Ritz crackers made into crumbs
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion salt
¼ teaspoon pepper (chili, black, red or cayenne or a combination)
1 pound haddock
Juice of 1 large lemon
1 jar Honeycup mustard, or equivalent
Melt butter and mix with cracker or breadcrumbs.
Mix in seasonings.
Cut haddock into medium pieces and place in buttered casserole dish. Squeeze lemon juice over fish and immediately spread entire jar of Honeycup mustard over the fish, coating thoroughly. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over fish, coating fully.
Bake at 350°F 20–25 minutes, until fish is flaky in the middle.

Mini Izannah in Her New Home

This is a repost, to remind me how to finish dolls.  

I have a mini Izannah on the home stretch right now. 


It is always fun when a buyer of one of my works takes pictures and shows me the creation in its new home. It looks like Mini Izzy has settle into her new family in Alicia Carver's collection of antique dolls.  Alicia takes outstanding pictures!


~ Dixie Redmond

Dixie Redmond Izannah Walker Inspired Dolls

"I don't even look like that any more." That's what I thought when I looked at the picture in the sidebar. It was from five or six years ago. I took that picture to share a hat another artist had made. I needed a picture showing myself as an artist, so my photographer friend, Danielle Pease took some pictures for me. Here are a few. I look like me, but better! This image shows me with my antique Izannah Walker doll and a little Izannah inspired doll in process.

This past weekend an artist friend on Facebook said, "I didn't know you make Izannah Walker dolls."  It's been a while, but I have a mini Izannah Walker doll in process, soon to be finished.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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