Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tillie

Tillie is the name I gave to this model of a Queen Anne doll that I designed. This particular doll was sold two years ago, but I never really had a chance to enjoy her, and so, I am doing so right here-and-now via the wonderful world of photography. These dolls are made from molds that I had made by a professional mold maker, although, I now make my own molds for any newer designs to be added to my line of dolls.

The original Tillie dolls had maché forearms and hands, but I don't enjoy pouring those with the liquid maché that I use, and so this one was the first one I made with cloth arms and hands. This also lowers the price on this model. And it is more enjoyable for me to actually sew and stuff the arms and hands.

I've recently learned that my tendency in my doll making is pulling away from creating exact replicas of the past. I am now more enamored of utilizing a more assemblage art manner of creating my dolls. Tillie's art is the example of added influences. Her art is her purse, which I loved making.

My favorite subject in art always turns out to be the human figure, preferably clothed in a romantic old world fashion. I look forward to creating more assemblages with some of my dolls, as well as with bits and pieces of actual old dolls. I will share as I go, and hope you will derive some pleasure from my creations.









9 comments:

The French Bear said...

Hi Christine, is this beautiful dolly for sale? She is just gorgeous!!!!!!! I would love to buy her!!!
hugs
Mags
xxxx

Rebecca said...

Lovely lady! I do think her face looks a bit like that of her creator... But then I sometimes recognize a bit of the artist in other's dolls too... hmmm probably my own are like that also.....

A Magical Whimsy said...

Christine,
Tillie is exquisite! Her patina and sheen on her face and hands is amazing.
And her regal clothing is glorious. And her hair is also perfection for that period of time.
I have been remiss to visit a lot of doll makers and I want to renew that kindred spirit connection.
Hope you are having a lovely beginning of summer.
hugs,
Teresa Swanson in MAIDA

Simply Shelley said...

Tilly is beautiful...can't wait to see some of those other creations...blessings friend

Carol Roll said...

So beautiful!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I agree with all the gals above in comments , she is wonderful

An Historical Lady said...

Sigh...so beautiful!
Mary
http://anhhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Curtains in My Tree said...

Tillie
is a work of your beautiful art fr sure

I am back from my trip to Jamaica and catching up on my blogs , had to see what you were up to

janice

Lady Linda said...

Hi Christine!
Quite the dolly beauty. Love your work.
Have you been having a good summer? Our grandson arrived on July 25th...so it's all about babies at our house.
Love,
Linda