I have been looking around my studio and house wondering, "Where have all my dolls gone? I thought I had made tons?" But, I can't seem to find many. So, I had to take a trip back in time and revisit where they all ended up.
These Three Little Ladies were all sold to different homes years ago. Now I remember that they are in happy places(from left: Violetta, Snow White and Anouk)!
This Lady with the Long White hair was commission by my Printmaking Professor. She was a really big doll. My professor is one my best friends and she has long white hair herself. I wrapped this doll like a mummy to send it to her. We call her "Baba", my professor's nickname.
This group of Cat Bust was made for a special show at a local Gallery. I have sold all of them but one. I love them but, the gilding of all of their crowns took forever. I guess it should take forever!
Oh! I miss these little Faeries! There were more and they all had on Party hats and were have a tea party with with cakes and treats! I made them for a special May Gallery show and sold them all. I am glad people thought they were so fun. The one who bought the little Faerie in the photo named her "Coco". Love that!
This Chitza, a Faerie from South America. Yeah, um, I know where she is. She is currently flying around my house! I did put her in a show, but I brought her home!
This doll is "Deidre"(based on the Irish folk tale). She is the 2nd doll I ever made and I sent her to my best friend in VT.
And this is "Ophelia", the first doll I made. I had to keep her because I love her and I needed to remember how I made her!
This is a doll I made for my twin from the remnants of the fabrics my mom and I used to make her wedding dress so this is her "Bride Doll". It was so fun to surprise her with this!
Oh, the mermaids I have made! Big and small, Dark and Light. Here are few. I have sold these, but I have kept a special one for myself. Her name is Ione and she has dark raven hair and an emerald green tale. I have also made mermaids with hot pink hair and purple tails-that was fun too! Here are the Little Mermaid and Undine.
And, For a Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit, I made an altar to my deceased pets so I had to have flying angel cats and my lovely cats whom I grew up with-these are all in my home now. I need to make more angel cats, dogs and whatever else animal people want!
I sold my first Bird Cage skirt dolls before I could take some proper photos of them-yikers! Imogene is in pink and Matilda is in blue. The best part? Their skirts light up!
So, that's all I can do for now. I have sweet faerie named Aida that flies around my house too and several more that have ended up other places. One Chocolate Faerie went to live with a sick friend. My version of "Tinkerbelle" went to live with one of my Aunts(everyone in my family gets a doll for free-that's just the way it is!). A new faerie I made is one her way to a dear friend across the ocean who is about to give birth to a baby. Sleeping Beauty is still in her bed, but is slowly waking up. The Snow Queen is a bit ticked that all our recent snow and ice has melted.
I did a more recent post of my latest Bird Cage Dolls that I made for a show in October-they are a darker version of Imogene and Matilda and are named Raven and Mina. It has been a slow winter and I haven't felt like I can make much. I think it has been hard on a lot of people. I am hoping that I can create again soon. October was a long time ago!