When people in real life ask me what I do for artwork I've stopped saying "I make art dolls" and say, "I make art inspired by antiques." They don't get dolls, but they do get antiques. ;-) Studying Izannah Walker Dolls has been a focus of mine for the last 5 years or more. It's not all I do for artwork but it's what I'm most known for at this point in time. I'm in my "Izannah period". ;-)
This is the first time I have gotten the feeling of the downcast eyes that are such a hallmark of Izannah Walker's work. This doll has been sanded too much and I might lose what I have here in the next stage of painting. If I do, so be it. But I wanted to capture it with the camera in case I lose it This doll started off looking like one of my sisters as a girl and then morphed into one of my friends from young adulthood. Amazing how much we carry around other people's likenesses in our heads.