A Dollie Daydream...

If I could, I would host a huge party for my dollie friends a la Oprah. First, everyone would be picked up at their houses by limousine and whisked to the airport, where they would be flown to Camden, Maine. The first two (or three or four) days would be spent at a charming bed and breakfast in Camden during the beautiful months of September or October. Maine is beautiful in the autumn! We would all bring our favorite doll books and our favorite dolls to share with each other. A nice fire would be roaring in the huge old fireplace of the great room where we gather while we eat freshly caught seafood and meet old friends for the first time. After a great night's sleep, we would go visit Lucy's Doll House. Can you imagine the conversation there?

"Aw, look at this sweet Babyland Rag."

"Wow, did you see this Queen Anne?"

"What about this beautiful paper mache?"

"Look at this gorgeous dollhouse!"

Next we'd hop on a chartered plane and go to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, suggested by a doll friend out west. And from there we would hit all the favorite dollie stops that our group can think of. Finally, our plane would drop each member off at the nearest airport to their home, where they would be delivered tired but happy at their very own doorstep. And while we were gone our houses would be professionally cleaned and all laundry folded and put away. Heck, since it's a dream, why don't I say that one of the rooms would have been redone exactly as we would like it? ;-)

Well, okay. It would take a month to do this, but a girl can dream can't she? In the meantime, this is what I've been doing while I've been dreaming this daydream. :-)

I made Izzy's arms. You can see the gesso is still wet.
I'm happy with these arms because I caught that
funny cylindrical shape that Izzy arms have.

One of my Izzy test bodies is becoming either a
pumpkin doll or a snow-woman doll.
I think she will have paperclay additions.

Playing around with fabric choices
for a cloth dollie I'm working on...

Stay tuned!


maija said...

Oh, Dixie, this girl is lovly. Thank you for sharing. I always look forward to your posts.

Denise Aumick said...

My suggestion and my opinion....do NOT mess with that face! It is perfect and very expressive.

Rachael Kinnison said...

Can I come share your daydream with you DIxie?! Ohhh how perfect that would be! I LOVE your sweet dollys!

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden