We are still buried in snow here but things are getting better. We are halfway through winter now and the days are getting longer and brighter. With more day light, the massive snow in our area will hopefully melt faster and we will be on our way to spring.
Recently, I was getting a doll out of a cabinet and saw this one pleading for attention. I made her several years ago and call her my homage to Edith Flack Ackley. Her skirt is made with a panel from printed off images from items in my collection. Her petticoat is made of densely gathered crinoline netting. She is made from cotton Japanese crepe and has vintage Shetland wool hair. I purchased her candlestick base at one of the Brimfield Shows as well as the vintage wool for her hair.
I never really shared her image very much. Sometimes her face appears at the top of my blog in a banner. There is always an issue of copycatting on the Internet and I wanted her to be special for a long time. Selfishly, I wanted to just enjoy her myself.
The dolls are very neglected because I have been busy with other projects. I like to keep many of them away from light and also totally away from pets (including pet dander) and fireplace odors. But just in case you never saw this, this is one of the doll cabinets. It's time to tidy the cabinets because I tend to make a mess when I take them out to show and don't put them back with care.
Monday, Monday and much to do! Still making a little drawing every day and sometimes more. It has been fun...lots of spring drawings to show you in the future. Here is one for you for Monday...inspired by Zephyr, our rescue cat who is crazy funny girl.
enjoy the day!