Tuesday, June 16, 2015
New Painting and new Doll
A faint desire to make another doll crept into my consciousness about a week ago. Yesterday it had grown to the point that I couldn't ignore it. I found a pink T-shirt that was expendable and went to work. It was a short-lived obsession and I finished this doll in record time..........all in all no more than four or five hours over two days. I don't think I will need to make another one now, but I can't be sure. This one is cute.........yes, cute. I guess there is room in my psyche for producing cute. It may be a genetic variation inherited from my mother, who made many beautiful dolls. They were very different from mine..........small, perfect ladies with clay heads, arms and legs she made herself. The bodies were made of cloth, and she dressed them in authentic period clothing made on her treadle sewing machine. She created their hair using embroidery thread which she would around toothpicks to make specific hairstyles. They usually carried baskets filled with flowers of fruit and vegetables made out of clay and painted. An apple would be only slightly larger than the head of a pin. Once there was a spot on TV about her and the dolls..........I remember her showing off their underwear, complete with lace trim and ties, saying "Ladies always need beautiful underwear."
So, aside from planting a vegetable garden and building a new door for the chicken house, that is the extent of my activity since my last post...........although I think I failed to post a picture of the car I bought with the money I made from my art show. It was cheap, and is now spending a lot of time at the garage waiting for parts. I'm happy though. I'll put its picture in a new post.