Work In Process - Mini Izzy

I hold the sum of the last few weeks of artistic effort in the palm of my hands...that feels weird because a lot of work has gone into this creation.  Actually, in some ways more than in a larger doll. 

Slowly and surely she is becoming who I want her to be.  It took me a while to work that out. I repainted her a couple of times.  In between the 2nd and 3rd pictures I went to visit a real Izannah and studied the pictures I've taken of many Izannah Walker dolls.  Ever since my blog scraping I am trying to be faithful about watermarking my photos, in case they go traveling to parts unknown.  Watermarking helps people find the original site in that case. 



I am committed to finishing this Izannah Walker inspired doll by the end of June. That means I have some teeny-tiny clothing to make, and a teeny-tiny body covering....which means a lot of hand-sewing. Some of this can be done on a dock at Cold Stream Pond while I watch the kids brave the cold water. 

Dixie Redmond

20 comments:

Jan Conwell said...

The (glazing?) aging you added is the perfect touch. She's beautiful.

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

I agree with Jan, she's beautiful. And probably many don't realize how much work goes into something so small. I don't make very many tiny Izzie's for exactly that reason. I adore them, they're so darned cute when they're so small, but boy is that miniature work a pain! Always easier to work on a larger 'canvas!'

Georgina said...

She's lovely. Can't wait to see the finished doll.

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

A beautiful little Izzie...well worth all your work! On the dock at Cold Stream Pond sounds heavenly...have fun!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Jan - I need to keep working next week. :-) This weekend is shot. School gets out tomorrow!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Robin. At this scale every little thing has so much more emphasis. A hairs breadth addition of paperclay can really change the doll at this scale.

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Georgina.

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Mary - it does sound heavenly. I need to put together a traveling sewing basket.

Jen said...

Oh, I really like her a lot. She's wonderful. I can't wait to see her when she is "all done!"

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Jen. That's the next time you'll see her!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! Love her serene face. Can't wait to see her finished!
Valerie H.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Dixie, she is going to be spectacular! ♥

Judi Hunziker said...

I keep looking at this precious picture on my blog and am amazed at how you have captured the Izannah look in miniature. She is so darn sweet Dixie!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Valerie!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Karin. Now I have to get the stamina to make the teeny-tiny covering and clothing. Ha ha!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Judi. I worked really, really hard on this sculpt. And the stockinette covering. And repainting. She has much work in her as a large doll - maybe more because of the scale.

Rebecca said...

Dix, she has the sweetest face, and her proportions look perfect! A beautiful doll. Really looking forward to seeing her finished.

Peggy Fleming said...

This doll is darling, Dixie! Of course, the scale is my realm and the bigger dolls intimidate me!

Dixie Redmond said...

Just now seeing this! Thanks so much, Bec.

Dixie Redmond said...

Larger dolls sometimes feel like you are wrestling with a toddler! Small dolls are a challenge to get right, but it's rewarding when it happens.


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