Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Stuff

Here are a couple of things I've been working on: the little doll ("Essie") is just 11 1/2" (29 cms) tall. Her head and lower limbs have been sculpted in air-dry clay and covered with fabric before painting and she has a wrapped armature body. Hair is moulded and she has a cotton print dress and 100% wool felt jacket. I made her little boots from garment leather and crocheted her beret from mohair and a kind of multi-coloured boucle yarn together. I thnk she need a scarf and mittens.
No prizes for guessing which famous painting the bust is based on - this is for a challenge on one of the groups I belong to.
You can still enter my "20 000-blog-views-or-celebrate-the-new-year-or-whatever" giveaway if you like. I'm drawing the winner on 14th January. You'll need to go to the 6th January post and leave a comment - I'll be drawing the winner from all those who leave a comment.




22 comments:

jenclair said...

Beautiful, both of them. I always love the way the clothing is so perfectly designed for the doll's character!

OldeTimeDolls said...

Wonderful, just when I think you couldn;t get any better you go and surprise me! :>)

Susie McMahon said...

Jenclair, you were quick off the mark! Thanks for the lovely comment.

mary helen said...

Fantastic! The faces are so sweet and the clothing, perfect! I love seeing your creations.

Lombardbears said...

Both are wonderful! The dolls is just gorgeous!

Ani said...

The bust is: Girl with pearl earring, at least it looks like her!

Susie McMahon said...

You got it on one, Ani!

Ani said...

WooHoo!! I've always liked that painting, she has such an usual look about her. When the movie came out by the same name I had to see it, wasn't bad but the book was better!

Dawn in the Forest said...

They are both truely wonderful:)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Oh Susie, she's magnificent!!!!! I absolutely adore every single thing about her from beret to boots. Where did you get the fabric for her dress? I have an antique dress with the exact color and print. So funny to see it on 'someone' else!
Take Care,
Robin

Zan Asha said...

As always, superlative work, Susie :)

esef52 said...

OMG, I love that poor little girl! You're so talented, Susie!

Stitch1Peta said...

such a pretty smiling girl

essie said...

Ah Susie, so kind of you to make a doll from me when I was a child LOL ;)
She is beautiful as is the Girl with the pearl earrings, gorgeous.
XXX
Essie.

Heera said...

Your Essie is beautiful and her clothes are to die for. Love the shoes too. I love the girl with the pearl earrings too. Can't wait to see her when she is finished.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Your work is absolutely FABULOUS!

FairiesNest said...

I am loving the little girl, such an expressive face, I can immediately imagine a whole back story for her. Wonderful as always.

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Jain Squires said...

Incredible work, both gorgeous! I love the little girls clothing. Jain

Tina Eudora said...

Essie is gorgeous! She looks so nostalgic and reminds me of my childhood!
Tina xo

Cindy Ribet said...

woah! I love both dolls. Of course!
I love the way you draw the doll first and then sculpt it. I have never done that but am inspired to try.

Rose and Ivy said...

You are so talented. Your dolls take my breath away. Beautiful!

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