Taking pictures of a work is very helpful. Sometimes you fall in love with a part of it in the making, and it's hard to let go of that little teeny brushstroke. So you end up accepting something you hate to preserve that little teeny thing you love. Or you go back and repaint the whole thing. The dolls above are a result of my challenge to make an Izannah pattern. The first is completely made of cloth.

I really like the shape of the head, but I will need to find a way to have the head and body meet much more cleanly. This is my prototype in developing the pattern I'm working on, and I think she's going to have to have a choker kind of necklace or a high-necked dress...

The next doll is paperclay over cloth. She may be a candidate for repainting. At least her eyes need to be repainted, they are way too dark. And perhaps the whole thing will be gessoed for another go.

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

John Wooden


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