Sometimes a person’s head is too foggy to see it right away. It bugged me that she had three different coloured walls. Dummy me, why not put contact paper on the opposite wall, and leave our painted wallpaper alone (afraid the paint might come off if removed later)?
That’s much better. And since it is just a wooden wardrobe, it can peel right off without leaving damage.
This is what it looks like outside the camera angle. I don’t like the look of it in our bedroom, but we haven’t any people visiting and I need a story place.
Charlotte and Yorik. I really want to make Yorik a 16th century garment, I just don’t have any fabric that would work right now. I just realized when I saw the photo, he’s still got a yellow pin holding his shirt closed because I completely forgot to finish it with snaps or buttons. Sigh.
I also have been meaning to show Charlotte’s purse. It actually opens up and is lined in silk. I dream of finding a lovely antique kid leather body for Charlotte and beautifully shaped hands.
The bears are guarding the royal princess and her staff. I have got lots of stories about this group in my head. Someday I will build them a grand palace.
Not a good photo, but her round tummy caught my eye. Sigh.
Today, instead of adding eyelashes back on, I decided to make the eyes stand out by shadowing them. It was very difficult to do because of her very uneven eyes, but with lots of tiny dabbing with oil paint and wiping off, I finally achieved an illusion of lashes and glass eyes. When I thought about keeping the lashes, as pretty as they look, I also thought how I dislike the attention they need when dressing and undressing and the potential of crushing them, or the constant single hair caught in them when photographing. Rosey is not photogenic and few of the photo’s I take of her are good. But that doesn’t bother me in the least because in person, Rosey’s mottled wooden self is the most beautiful little girl who has captured my heart and makes me sigh a whole lot.
Comparison photo from before. I was able to shadow without removing any paint which is so different than working with resin dolls. I diluted artists oil paints with lots of oil and was able to layer over her paint. I was also able to tone down some light spots around her eyes that made it difficult to photograph her.