I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted anything! I used to bemoan the fact that my dolls weren't selling, and now I can't keep up! What do they say, be careful what you wish for because it might come true?? I cannot complain one bit; making the dolls is just as fascinating and fulfilling today as it was the first time I made one years ago. I have loved making special dolls for ladies who will treasure them for their lifetimes and then pass them on to the next generation.
I'm sorry I don't have any pictures to share with you today of my new dolls. Our digital camera is giving us fits again; the little card doesn't want to download the pics onto the computer for some reason. Hopefully we'll get the problem fixed soon. I have quite a few dolls finished or in the process and I'd love to share some of them with you. I have devoted my time entirely to my hand-sculpted original dolls and am not doing the porcelains anymore. The sculpted ones are so challenging and I just love the way they "come to life" and gain their own personalities. I have done some great Izannah Walker reproductions, and also I am very proud of a beautiful Greiner paper mache repro who is waiting for a special outfit. The wonderful tintype photo I have posted above is a hint of things to come!!
My husband Doug has been hard at work as well making great doll furniture and wonderful props to be used in our next big show in Washington DC next month. I am tearing my hair out practically, worrying that I won't get everything done in time, but I always do. Poor Doug will have to eat a few PB and J sandwiches on his own while I am out in the studio working away! He is a good sport about it, luckily, and getting him in on the act so to speak has helped a lot as well! He is a very talented woodworker, and even though he grumbles sometimes about making the furniture, I know he really gets a kick out of it and takes pride in his work. Anyhow, look for some pictures very soon! Thanks for your interest in following my work.