Saturday, June 29, 2013

Black and Pink and WIP

Well, this doll took a 
completely different direction.

I'd always thought she was a Goth.

A romantic Goth in red.
All brooding and passionate.
 A Heathcliff and Catherine,
Vlad and Mina,
Gomez and Morticia
kind of Goth.

I was so wrong.

In fact, she's a Miss Dior,
 a New Look,
fabulous and fashionable,
Fifties femme fatale

And that wild gothic hair
gets tamed under a hat.

The basic hat,
but she wants a little tulle
and some roses, darling.

She's still a romantic.

That's the pink lace
and those are some 
sharp little stilettos
which are actually a big cheat.
(Tutorial coming.)

She's almost done. 
Almost, almost!

I want the hat to be prettied up
and removeable
so it could be 
displayed separately
or held in her hand
as an accessory .


  1. YOU ARE SO GOOD....

    The seamless expressions you get on the faces Rhissanna, are stunning to see. You seem to capture, or rather FREEZE a mood on your dolls that hold the beholder in awe. She is beautiful, and just know that I still have that last Marie Antoinette-inspired beauty in my head! Her powdered wig style hair really grabbed me!

    Thank you dear heart for visiting with a comment; I will be back, but this new class I'm taking PLUS traveling out of state twice this month is really calling for my attention, so writing new blog posts is a bit hard for the moment. I sure love visiting you all, however.

    Be well, ENJOY! Anita

    1. I really appreciate your dropping by, Anita, as I know you have these classes. I hope they're exciting and challenging and fun for you!

      Thank you for your kind words about my Fifties doll. She just all came together, after waiting years for the right clothes. I hope to start on a new powdered wig doll, after the county fair in mid July.

  2. It is very hot here, suppose to be 106 today and 109 for the next three days in a row. Too hot!
    I adore this beautiful doll! And you did well to turn her into an elegant Miss Dior. I love black and pink together...lovely choice of colors.
    Oh, if you want to see a short youtube video about 'The Dragon of Cripple Creek' you can type in the book name and there will be a list where there is a sweet young girl playing the part of 'Kat' the main girl in the book. It is a 'fake' press interview asking Kat about the Gold Mine and the Dragon... Also, my son Troy Swanson composed music for the book if it is ever made into a movie...that video is right near the other video and it is titled 'Kat's Theme' and has a photo of a girl sitting on the ground. My son's song is copyrighted also. Enjoy!

    1. Thank you so much, Teresa! The poor doll had waitined so long and it was nice to find her something that suited her.

      Oh, dear me, yes. Too hot!

      I'll go and see that video just as soon as I can! Isn't the Internet wonderful for this kind of thing? We can all share and take part in artistic and creative endeavours together, instead of struggling on our own.

  3. Rhissanna! I just saw your comment over at Raspberry Rabbits and you have a bunny by the name of Mr. Butterbean? tehehehehhee

    DO PUT UP A PICTURE OF HIM! I would love to see him! Aren't Hannah and Harrington a crack-up? Have a great week my dear. Anita

    1. I should put up a nice picture of Mr Butterbean, shouldn't I? He's a real sweetheart. Loves to be stroked, like a cat, friendly and curious and really not very bright. We had a female bun when we first married and she was smart and wicked, but Butterbean? As long as he has his nummies and his ears stroked, he's happy.

  4. I find it fascinating that you can put so much facial detail on such a small scale.. She is beautiful, is she sculpted of paper clay? I love the clothes you have fashioned for her..
    Very Dior!
    Thank you so much for your kind thoughts... Your visits are always so welcome.
    Enjoy your weekend,

    1. Thank you very much, Penny! that's very sweet of you. This is her third face; the nice thing about painted dolls is that they an get a do-over if the first effort doesn't work! I have to admit the painting is detailed because the sculpture is very simple. Her face is pretty much a flat mask and so the features have to come from the paint. She is indeed, paper clay, head and shoulder plate, with paper clay arms to the elbow and legs to the knee. Her shoes are a big fat cheat and I should post a tutorial!

  5. She has got THAT look! Obviously not that Gothic but proud even!
    Love her face :) You always design nice attire for your dolls - loved the lace and the tiny roses!

    1. Thank you so much! She does have an interesting face, doesn't she? I think her mood changes, somehow. And yes, making her clothes has been really fun! The hat is next!

  6. I still think, she is a vampire in disguise! LOL! Love her! Her shoes are so cool!!! You must have so much fun creating your pieces! Hugs ;o)

    1. Oh! I love the thought of her being a Vampire! I thought about making her into a Dior witch, but I'm not sure about the hat. Instead I think I'll leave her true identity up to the viewer. Maybe she is a Vampire?

    2. Oh, and the shoes? I really need to do a tutorial about the shoes.

    3. A Dior witch! Cool! Yes, maybe she is a vampire ;o)

  7. Hey Lady ;o) Come to my blog ;o)))))

    1. Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!

    2. You can e-mail me at with your address please ;o) And, one other question, adult crow or baby crow?
      Happy you are excited ;o)
      Hugs, Stacy

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    1. Heh! Thank you! She is just one of those dolls that came together nicely. She waited for so long to have some nice clothes and this seems to be what she chose.

  9. Wow she is so pretty Beverly. I love that pink and black combination of colours. She looks very elegant

    1. Thank you so much, Shashi. Your support means a lot.

  10. She is so very fashionable. The dress looks like a Dior, fabulous! Can't wait to see the hat.
    Big hugs,

    1. Thank you so much, Patti! I had such fun making this doll!


Thank you all for the wonderful and supportive things you say! I'm thrilled to read them and I reply to each one.