Recently one of my early dolls showed up on the secondary market and I bought her to come home to visit a while. When you've been doing something that long your works will show up on the secondary market. People change their styles and decide to go in a new direction in terms of their collecting. It's all good.
The doll above was meant to be an expression of "What if Izannah Walker and Ludwig Greiner collaborated on a creation?" I remember paperclay was a new medium to me. Also, I was learning that my fine art painting technique did not translate well to folk art doll making. In folk art making, I was NOT looking for an expressive brushstroke. It took me a while to learn to use tiny brushes (which were anathema in art school!). I struggled with using larger brushes back then. I'm happy that the painting has stayed well on the doll.
It's interesting to look at this doll that I created in 2007 with 2014 eyes. This was the first doll that I made with paper clay that I felt had any sense of Izannah~ness to it. My 2014 eyes see some things that I would change if I were making it today. But I will keep her as she is. After she's had a visit here with I will send her on again into the world.