What Encouragement Does

Dixie in 2007
holding two Izannah Walker dolls.
Less gray hair and wrinkles for sure! ;-)

One instance of encouragement can make a lot happen. I first drove to Lucy's Doll House in 2006 to see a lovely Izanah Walker doll they had available.  Eight years ago, Sue Singer graciously let me document that doll in photographs.  And when the shop had other Izannah Walker Dolls, she let me come and document those. 


Seeing that first doll prompted me to start this blog - http://www.northdixiedesigns.com/2006/11/izannah-walker-still-has-something-to.html

In 2008, I  put the Izannah images I've been able to take on their own blog called the Izannah Walker Chronicles.  

In 2010, I designed an Izannah Walker inspired pattern and did an online workshop. 

Also in 2010,  I started MAIDA Today, a broader based blog focused on making antique inspired dolls.  The first post is a feature of a lovely Columbian doll I photographed and studied and measured.  

The MAIDA Dolls Group was born in 2010.

See what one instance of encouragement can put in motion?  

I'm sad that Lucy's Doll House brick and mortar shop is closing.  

But I'm so happy that Sue Singer plans to have an online based shop  As more information comes about that, I will share.  

Kayaking at Dawn

I was on vacation and had the chance to go kayaking at dawn.  Here are a few pictures I took: 

 


 



The light at dawn is beautiful.

Autumn Art Doll Quarterly Feature

My work was featured in the Autumn issue of Art Doll Quarterly.  This issue looks interesting!  And my name is on the cover, which is kind of fun! 



 

I'm Taking A Class

Life is busy, but learning something new always brings joy.  I've been taking an iPhone Only Photography Class with David Molnar.  It's fabulous.

I wanted to improve my skills taking pictures of my work. I use my iPhone camera more than I do my other cameras. So I figured I might hone my skills. I've been taking a lot of photos and learning a lot. Here are a few examples:




Not only am I learning about photography, but I am picking up tips for my next class I lead online.  

I hope you're learning 
something new, too!

Shipping Tip


A while ago, I purchased some tubular cotton bandage material to use as stockinette for the surface of an antique inspired doll.  I used it on this doll below - it was a little too loosely woven.  But it works perfectly as a shipping material.  


Recently I sent some dolls to be featured in Art Dolls Quarterly's fall issue. Once of them is shown above, When I ship things now, I like to tuck the dolls into a stockinette tubular sleeve.  It keeps the plastic from the bubble wrap away from the painted areas.  

~ Dixie Redmond

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

John Wooden




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