Day 15: Go Deep

When I was in art school, my drawing professor would often chide me for "skimming the surface" in my drawings. You need to "go deep" he would say. I stood there scratchin' my head, wondering what the heck "go deep" meant.  



Not everyone understood my adopting this very beat up folk art relic made by Izannah Walker.  

My son said, "You bought that?"
My husband said, "Wouldn't you rather buy a doll you could enjoy?"
A good friend said, "You do not need that."
My friend's spouse said, "Congrats.  I guess?"
A dollmaker in a group said, "Even if  it is an original IW I don't think I could have one in such condition without trying to improve on it a little."

Not everyone sees what I see what I see in this old  folk art creation.  In this relic, I have the opportunity to go deeper in studying Izannah's dolls. I'm investing my time and money to do this. It's why I wanted to buy one, and particularly this example. Izannah U has begun. 




11 comments:

  1. Dixie, this particular picture reminds me of a National Geographic pic of something they found in an archeological dig. Such a treasure!

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    1. Thanks, Judi. She does look like she is carrying her age and it is beautiful. ;-)

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  2. Dixie I for one am so pleased that it was you who bought her! I watched the end of the action on ebay, and I imagined how pleased the seller would have been, I wondered if they could ever have guessed the final bidding price. But the real joy was in learning afterwards that it was you who had won her!
    I know how important Izannah's dolls have been to you over the last few years, and I know that you will learn so much from having her. Not only that, you will share so much from her too.

    I can understand how people who have not been involved in your "doll story" over the last few years could find it hard to understamd how much pleasure she will give you. I do understand :0) I think she was made for you! xxx

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  3. Well, "I" totally 'get it!' So glad she went to the home she was meant to wind up in.

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    1. I have no doubt that you understand. :-)

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  4. Dixie, I congratulate you! This lady will help you to make new discoveries. I hope you will share them with us.

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  5. Well,I see there is a story to be told in your beautiful find....may she share much with you :) Blessings

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  6. Dixie, I found you through Pinterest several months ago. I completely 'get' your thrill at acquiring an original, a doll that came from IW's own hands. I'm a quilter and recently found a wonderful old quilt that's beyond repair. After much deliberation*, I purchased it and haven't regretted it for a minute ~ that wonderful connection to makers who came before us!

    *In case you're interested ~ http://bemused.typepad.com/bemused/2012/04/sometimes.html

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  7. I get it too, Dixie. I know you don't need my approval...just wanted to add that I too am glad this Izzie found the place where she can be loved unconditionally, and that everything she's gone through will have been for a reason.

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  8. I also "get" it......no explanation needed, Dixie!
    It must be wonderful for you to own something made by the hand of the dollmaker you have been studying so intently (and sharing with us along the way). She probably passed through many hands between Izannah Walker and you, but she is definitely where she belongs now.

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