Looking Back to First Creations




I made this doll in 2006 and she went to live overseas with another artist.   When I first started dollmaking, my creations were simple, with a mixture of marker drawn faces, paint and colored pencil additions.  I think I would like to try something along those lines again.  This was a simple pancake doll pattern - I was looking at Columbian and Babyland Rag dolls at the time. 

Dixie Redmond

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  1. I love her,she is a lovely doll. I like the old babyland cloth dolls of long ago. Blessings to you dear Dixie

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  2. She's lovely. Lots of character in her face. I love pancake dolls because you can make each one so different by how you embellish them and dress them.

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    1. I love pancake dolls, too, Mary Ann. I haven't made one in a while - time to revisit.

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  3. She's lovely in her simplicity and coloring. It's very interesting to go back and see where we come from in our work. I don't have anything from my first forays into dollmaking, when I was inspired by Susanna Oroyan articles in Doll Reader. As soon as I found out there was such a 'thing' as a one of a kind doll artist, I knew that was pretty much what I wanted to do all the time. My sister does have my first two dolls I ever felt comfortable 'giving away', a pair of Native American dolls I did in sculpey in 1989, but I probably haven't seen them since the day I gave them to her.

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    1. That is very cool that your sister has some of your early creations. We're always changing and growing, and yet those early dolls have a spark sometimes that we want to find again. :-)

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  4. I love the vibrant deep orange of her dress...it is so full of life, energy and creative moxie. Sure would be great to see a "re-visit" with lots of your dolls! What a fun idea, to go back and see where one has been. I do see the influences of those two types of dolls in her face, but also that "New York" doll, the one with the embroidered hair and face.

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    1. Jan - that fabric is some of my favorite ever. It's a very lightweight cotton fabric that I found on clearance somewhere. :-)

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  5. You've come a long way baby!! She is great as are all your creations <3

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    1. It's fun to see where we've come from, and try to retain some of the earnestness of our early works, too. Still thinking about that!

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