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

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

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

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  2. 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!'

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. Dixie, she is going to be spectacular! ♥

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

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  8. 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!

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. Just now seeing this! Thanks so much, Bec.

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

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    1. 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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