Sunday, May 4, 2014

Conjoined Twins and three years of blogging.!

You may remember, last year,
I was commissioned to make
And to make her
(them?)
cute, not creepy

Here are her (their) WIP photos.
She's been wonderful to make,
challenging and intriguing!


Two arms, two legs,
one body, two heads.



She's (they're?) in pale colours,
pastel and pretty.


Mary and Margaret, from Wiki.

Their wistful look was inspired by 
Gainsborough's paintings of his daughters,
Molly and Peggy.


And here she (they?) is, all done.


I'm going to call them Petunia and Clover.


Sitting pretty.


In the sunshine.


Posing in their frilly dress.

Today is my
Blogoversary!

Three years
of blogging!


It's been a wonderful journey
and I've made all kinds of friends
and people who've helped me on my way
as I explore dollmaking.


Come back soon for
 goodies and giveaways!

Shared with 
Ivy and Elephants
What's it Wednesday

35 comments:

  1. Rhissanna!!!!!! Now this is an extraordinary and wonderful commission! And she/they are stunning, as all your other works! The illustration upon which they're placed...is that YOUR WORK? The illustration as well is fabulous and you should use that in a little BOOK, telling their story! WOW!

    One day, I have got to get you to make a doll for me...I have a photo of what I want. Do you make fabric dolls?

    Thank you so much for coming to leave me such a kind message my friend. I love the Portuguese and Welsh words you left for me! I really do believe that as the world gets rougher and less gentle, people do want to escape to a state of being where anything is possible...a return to poetry and all that lifts us out of ourselves.

    Enjoy your weekend! Anita

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Anita! I have to say, I was thrilled by the commission as it took me out of my little comfort zone and pushed those boundaries. I love making dolls that teach me something new. And yes, the pencil sketches underneath are my working drawings. The doll never looks like the drawings, it's just about getting the ideas down.

      I do indeed make fabric dolls. Now I'm intrigued as to what you had in mind!

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  2. Beautiful and intriguing.Makes Me want to know the story behind the two sisters.You did a wonderful job.Denise

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    1. Thank you, what a lovely thing to write! They do look as though they should have a story, right? That's exactly what I was hoping for, a doll (dolls?) that looks as though it (they?) had a narrative.

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  3. Doubled brained, doubled beautied (I don't if it's not a word) and double awesome twins. They are so beautiful, Rhissanna. And extra (double) special so close to your blogoversary.

    P.S. My blogoversary is tomorrow. Five years of running with my words. How cool is that!

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    1. Yay! So, we have birthdays a day apart and bloggy birthdays a day apart? Separated at birth! Congratulations on the five busy years. You've come a long way, baby!

      The twins here were a whole new venture for me. Now everyone tells me to embrace my dollmaker dark side. I would, if she wouldn't pinch so hard...

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  4. A favorite movie/ book "Big Fish" was I think the first time I took notice of conjoined twins! Mysterious, Glamourous, magic! I couldn't begin to imagine the bond!
    I appreciate and admire artist's who cause thought! ( and daydreams!)
    Beautifully Created! xoDebi

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    1. Oh! Oh! I forgot about those two! They had that fabulous red costume, right? I'm so glad you like these two. It was a new direction for me and I'm so glad I went that way. Thank you for your sweet comment!

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  5. Fascinating to make and think on I am sure . You put such wonderful thought into your work I love watching the process play out. The sketch behind the doll making is also quite wonderful !

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    1. Aww, thank you! And, thank you for noticing my funny sketch! I have to doodle first, because that's where the ideas are. Doodling=inspiration.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary Ann! The problem wasn't the faces: it was getting two faces that kinda-sorta looked like each other.

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    1. Thank you! I had fun doing it! :)

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  8. Oh these are right up my alley! Love a doll with a bit of the bizarre ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer. I'm beginning to think this is a part of dollmaking I might explore, it looks as though it's full of exciting things. Hopefully there will be more bizarre dolls coming soon.

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  9. such beauty in this doll!! just breathtaking! i would give my left arm for 1/1000 of your talent!!

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    1. Aww, Ann! I've seen your art work. You're bursting with talent! But I'm glad you like my doll. The opinion of fellow artists really matters to me.

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  10. Exceptional work Rhissanna! They are beautiful
    fondly,
    Penny

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    1. Thank you so much, Penny! This is a new direction for me and I'm weirdly delighted with her weirdness.

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  11. Oh Rhissanna, she's beautiful!

    I know I keep telling you this, but you are so talented!

    It must be hard to let go when your creations sell.

    It's my blogoversary soon too. On the 8th :)

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    1. Yay for Blogoversaries! Yay! Thank you so much. I don't know about talented. I just keep making the same artefact, over and over, and each one adds something new to what I can do. And yes, it is hard to let them go. I take a lot of photographs, and that helps.

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  12. Semplicemente geniale!!! Una creazione così particolare e ben fatta!
    Attendiamo notizie per festeggiare il tuo anniversario
    Patri

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    1. Grazie mille, Patri! Sei molto gentile!

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  13. Hello Rhissanna! Thank you for coming, #102! You are just so kind to hop on over to visit. I hope you are dancing to the rhythm of spring; we are inching our way there, and it has been a long winter. So you do make custom fabric dolls! I have a photo of one I'd love to have, and i need to send you a picture, but for now, I'll have to wait. But it's a lovely doll, and you are the person I believe who could make it!

    HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Anita

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    1. Oooh! Anita! Now my ears are up! I do make custom fabric dolls, anything from fairies to cats in a corset. As for Spring, we didn't get one in Arkansas. We've had four seasons this year, Winter, Winter, Tornado Season, Summer...

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    2. Wonderful work! They are not creepy, but endearing, and very sweet. I too created a pair of conjoind twins for an IADR show. Yours are fabulous, and your collector will be delighted! Have a great day, warmly, Christel

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  14. Congrats on 3 years! Lucky number 3 ;o)
    This doll is stunning! You put so much feeling in your dolls! Petunia and Clover, great names! Perfect! Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much, Stacy! I had the best time making this doll. isn't it wonderful when art teaches you something new? Thank you for visiting!

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  15. Rhissana -

    They are FABULOUS! Your talent never fails to amaze me. This is another masterpiece!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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    1. Thank you so much, Edie Marie! I'm so glad you like her. This did push the boundaries a bit and I love it when a doll teaches me something new.

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  16. Big congratulations!!! I am a fan and lover of your amazing creations.
    This one of the twins is a tribute to your skill at creating beauty at every turn. They are beautiful! Looking forward to many more years of your fabulous blog.
    Big hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much, Patti! I've been watching your wonderful linky party grow and grow and I'm delighted by how successful it's been!

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  17. Petunia and Clover are gloriously creepy! They (she) are beautiful! Your work is superb.
    I am happy to see your comment moderator is working properly now.
    I never did find out who won the 'Hues of Oz' doll! So was soooo divine!
    Your dolls are becoming more lovely with each successive, gorgeous doll!
    hugs and love,
    Teresa in California
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa! Your continued support means a lot to me, as the first person to bring home one of my dolls! And I'm sorry about the comments mod on Blogger; there's always a hitch somewhere.

      Dorothy Gale was won by James over at The Magician of Oz.
      http://magicianofoz.blogspot.com/

      I am having two giveaways in May, though. One to support a writer's book launch and one for my third blogoversary (another Alice doll). Stay tuned!

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