As often happens, when I have a list of paintings to be getting on with, I go and finish something else instead!
The Tia Dalma doll is one of those projects. She's an Art Doll and is my third venture into the World of doll making, for more information about Art Doll's, here is a good link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_dolls . She's been nagging at me for ages and today I just needed to complete her. So from the start to finish, here is her story.
She is the doll on the far left, and with that countenance she was never going to be a delicate beauty!
Her make up and tatoos give her a little depth, but she's still a force to be reckoned with. Ooops, this is quite a close up of her, ummm ribs!
Her dignity is getting a little covered as her corset is finished and her bustle (on the right) is stitched and stuffed.
Next came the underskirt
and finally her overskirt and bustle are stitched in place. I love the scarey shadows in this picture.
A couple of pearls in her hair and on her necklace and she's finished.
For now she shares the unit in the kitchen with Little Audrey.
She's easily my favourite doll so far, but who knows, maybe the next one will take over that position. Who shall I make next, Elizabeth Swan or one of my Holywood gals?
Sooner or later I'm going to have to make some to sell or I'll be overun with these lovelies!