Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bits and Pieces

After a week spent being in all kinds of places where I *had* to be, doing things I was *supposed* to be doing, I TOOK the time to play with dolls this afternoon. Jacque Uetz is letting me test a few patterns for her, and I have been bouncing from one to another all week, working on one while bits of another are drying. Lots of layers to let dry on these pieces!

It's just the kind of "crafter's ADD" style of working that I usually indulge in though, so I am happy as a clam. Today I painted the body and face of a very sweet little vintage-style doll named Emma. Emma is very different from my usual style, but I am satisfied with the way she is coming together.

She stands about 15" tall, and will be dressed in vintage linens. I bought some cutter pieces on eBay last week, and now the fun part will be deciding which ones to use for her clothing.
Here is a close up of her face. Hmmm... need to work on that hairline a little. Lydia says she looks like a little Japanese girl... The original painting design does not call for eyelashes, but I drew some in anyway. Now I am wondering if I should paint them out.

11 comments:

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

wohoo she is wonderful...I know you made the designer proud....i love her...

Jacque Uetz said...

Judi, she is wonderful, her face is beautiful just as it is..I can't wait to see her finished.you did such a fantastic job thank you!!!

Kai said...

Oh, Judi! She's a charmer! I love dolls that have a vintage look! Her hair is SO pretty & her lil' face very sweet! I'll be peeking in to see updates & the finished Emma! WONDERFUL!

Judi Wellnitz said...

I think she is perfect just as she is. I wouldn't paint the eyelashes out. Aren't Jacque's patterns fun to make? I love what you are doing with Emma.

Linda said...

I love Jacque's patterns....and you are doing Great with this one...Wow!

anita said...

Judi, she's lovely just as she is! I'm looking forward to seeing her dressed . . . .

Shashi Nayagam said...

I love her look Judi. You are doing a wonderful job and I agree with others, don't paint the eyelashes out.

Jennifer A. said...

Don't paint out the eyelashes, and I think she looks more Victorian than Japanese. Lots of Europian girls have dark hair and steady eyes. I think she's just beautiful.

Linda Fleming said...

Judi, your version of Emma is gorgeus. Your face painting wonderful. I can't wait to se her costume. I know Jacque must be over the moon with the great work you are doing with her pattern.

Kerry said...

I love your version also! I love this doll so much that it tops my list of must makes for the New Year.

jandee said...

Love her!! Tried to tell you yesterday but it is either my eyes Cant do those word verifacations very well without help or like yesterday BLogger wouldnt let me so I do get here I just dont get my lil 2 cents in all the time LOve it here so Creative... Hugs JANDEE