Taking pictures of a work is very helpful. Sometimes you fall in love with a part of it in the making, and it's hard to let go of that little teeny brushstroke. So you end up accepting something you hate to preserve that little teeny thing you love. Or you go back and repaint the whole thing. The dolls above are a result of my challenge to make an Izannah pattern. The first is completely made of cloth.

I really like the shape of the head, but I will need to find a way to have the head and body meet much more cleanly. This is my prototype in developing the pattern I'm working on, and I think she's going to have to have a choker kind of necklace or a high-necked dress...

The next doll is paperclay over cloth. She may be a candidate for repainting. At least her eyes need to be repainted, they are way too dark. And perhaps the whole thing will be gessoed for another go.


Anonymous said...

I think you get better and better as you create your delightful dolls. You are such a talent !!!

XO Mica

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh no, don't gesso her sweet face, I love her!!! What amazing work, Dixie. You are such a talented artist. I love to see your work in progress photos and I keep peeking in to see what you've done! They both really are wonderful...xxoo, Dawn

S Stargell Designs said...

She is so sweet. Drop by my blog, I nominated you for something! Have a great weekend!


Tracy Carpenter said...

These girls are absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the body design lessons too!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Good Morning,Dixie!
i agree with Dawn; I love the sweet face - her eyes are soulful and very expressive.
Your talent is exceedingly lovely.

Stillwaters Music said...

Dixie, you're little girls have the sweetest faces....what a talent!

LoveThePrimLook said...

She is stunning !!! Excellent work as always :)

Sylvia Anderson said...

I think both dolls are looking wonderful Dixie! The soft details you have achieved on the paperclay doll are very nice, and I love her face, and her soulfull eyes!!

Chickadee Primitives said...

I love them. Your faces are wonderful!!


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