March 19, 2017

Momoko - Commission Showcase

Goodness, the date of my last post is 2014! And here we are, three years later in 2017, rolling out a new repaint once more---all dolly repainters know it: no matter how long we stay away from a dolly face, we always come back eventually!

This sweet little girl is ‘Momoko’, formerly an Effner Ana repainted on commission for a very dear client of mine. Not only does she get a mention here, but she also is headed for a place in The Lily Pond’s gallery. (If you don’t recall what the Lily Pond is, it’s a little side project of mine, a place where I showcase only Asian dolls).

But back to the business of repainting. It’s true that Princess+Frog has been away from the doll world for a few years. What’s wonderful is how many clients still keep in touch, both personally and in being Facebook friends. My commission book has been open off and on, but for the most part I’ve been busy with other things (real-people faces, and also horses---horses not an unwelcome distraction, eh?). Yet dolls always remain, a few from my own collection sitting on my shelves and winking at me daily. I think now is the time to get the tiny brushes out for the tiny faces and get back to work.

So what do I have coming up? A gorgeous Ellowyne repaint. A Gene repainted in the old ‘Illustrated Girl’ style. A kinda-sorta goth Angelina. I have older Tonners remaining in my nude-doll inventory, and I really must put some faces upon them. And because I so much enjoyed painting little Momoko pictured here, I’ll be adding more Asian dolls to The Lily Pond. I'll be listing the dolls available here and on my Facebook page.

Let the fun begin; it’s great to be back! Do drop me a line if you’d like to chat, or let me know what kind of repaints you’d like to see in the future---there certainly are some new faces out there to explore.


March 30, 2013

Katsue - a (sold) Dolly Adoption!

Introducing KATSUE, our second Prudence Moody repaint, now a gentle-eyed Asian cutie. She is the latest addition to our sister-site, The Lily Pond, where all-Asian repaints are showcased.

She's had subtle sculpting to eyes and mouth to create complementary almond shapes within her face---with all the Asian dolls I've repainted, I use this technique to create a repetitive harmony throughout; with KATSUE, it's ovals---with some of the others, I've used triangular shapes (hmm, a form of facial feng shui?).

KATSUE's colors are unusual for me; I tend to choose pinks or browns for neutrality's sake, but this time the dolly asked for these beautiful soft shades of cobalt and turquoise and emerald and citrine. Her eyes are a dark brown; they may look nearly black in the photos but are more noticeably brown in person. KATSUE's lips have been painted deep fuchsia to match the streak of color in her black hair. Her brows are brown-black, and are thick and straight.

KATSUE was listed for adoption yesterday at The Lily Pond, where all-Asian repaints are showcased....if you go there, you can see other photos of her. KATSUE has already found a home, but if you'd like to be on The Lily Pond first-to-know email list, just drop us a line with your email address. My Asian repaints are available to purchase one day before they are listed here at PRINCESS+FROG or on Facebook!


March 22, 2013

Basmah - a Dolly Adoption!

There are still several Simply Genes left in our dolly storage room---I've hidden them from PRINCESS, who adores their wild hair---to save them for myself, because Gene remains my favorite doll of all time. I know there are a few of you out there who also love her, which gives me a reason to repaint her every now and then!

This is BASMAH, and her face is exquisite---rather sensuous and wistful---classic Gene soulfulness. A former Ashton Drake 'Simply Gene Raven', she is in excellent shape for a vintage doll. She's available tonight in the Dolly Adoption room for a very reasonable price, and looking for a new home!


March 19, 2013

Leilani - Commission Showcase

I've never been sure how Evangeline Ghastly would look as a repaint, but LEILANI---our first repaint of Miss Ghastly---made me and PRINCESS realize that she's a pretty cool dolly.

What we've been missing!

PRINCESS is now scouring the Wilde Imagination website for another Ev and making a huge wishlist of outfits she'd like to have....while I have my sights set on transforming Parnilla in the near future---I find her face irresistible.

It isn't fair that dolls can be such fun for grown-ups!


February 21, 2013

Shoshanna - a Dolly Adoption!

Better late than never! A few things came up in the past weeks, so we didn't get our planned dollies up here on the blog, but I'm happy to present now SHOSHANNA, our second Amber repaint.

The hair color options for a wigged doll are always so numerous---and I'm a Libra and PRINCESS is a little girl---so of course we have a long and difficult time deciding what makeup colors to use for face and lips. For SHOSHANNA, we settled on our favorite neutral palette that will coordinate with lotsa different-colored wigs, and created a face that smolders forth a smoky charcoal-lined gaze framing emerald eyes. She is being sold with her platinum wig, however, no matter how much we wanted to put her in deep auburn curls or punky pink & black.

(PRINCESS thinks she's far prettier than Ellowyne---that's an opinion bound to start some jealous fights between the girls!)

SHOSHANNA is available in the Dolly Adoption room right now. More pictures are there, too, so please do take a look if you'd like to bring her home.


January 1, 2013

Gina - Commission Showcase

Starting the New Year off with Amber!

Introducing GINA, a repaint/rewig of Ellowyne's best frienemy, who graces us with arched brows for that haughty look and a tiny flare of upper lip to indicate her displeasure at me fiddling about her face with a paintbrush---just the attitude our client requested on this commissioned doll.

Amber's large-eyed sculpt presented a variety of challenges that I was eager to tackle, and it was a blast working out different expressions on her face. While working on this commissioned doll, I was also repainting our own Amber who'll be offered for adoption here very soon---stay tuned for that---she looks completely different from this girl!


Sunny - a Dolly Adoption!

Tonner's Angelina has always been a favorite sculpt of mine; she reminds me of a combination of my old cherished Malibu Barbie with the impish smile crossed with Sunsational PJ with the sparkling eyes. With that in mind, plus stripping a swingy golden wheat-blonde from Nu Mood Sydney, I had the makings for SUNNY, today's girl available for purchase in the Dolly Adoption room. This is a very toned-down repaint, lots of warm gold and browns and peachy touches here and there. She's wearing the 'Golden Girl' Brenda Starr gown in the photos---a perfect match!

If you're interested in adding SUNNY to your collection, she's got a nice price, and always remember layaway is available.

Happy New Year 2013 to all!


November 27, 2012

Mi-Hi - Commission Showcase

Yet another addition to our commission showcase---this is MI-HI, Ellowyne re-imagined as a sweet Korean girl. Repainted to coordinate with many different hair colors, you can view her, too, as a platinum blonde on the front page of our sister-side, THE LILY POND, where we feature Asian-inspired repaints exclusively.

By the way, if you're a fan or collector of Asian repaints, please do email us if you'd like to be included on our private email list for The Lily Pond, where you'll receive updates to any dolls available for adoption.


November 26, 2012

Sasha - Commission Showcase

How nice it is to be back after a short (and busy) absence!

We've recently finished up a few fall/winter commissions, and this girl with the icy gaze is SASHA, our second Prudence Moody repaint,  awash with cool tints of pale blues, violet, grey and muted mauve. How different she looks from COCO, our first Prudence---being able to draw out such different faces from the same sculpt is what keeps repainting such a fun and challenging job.

In the coming weeks, we will have a few dolls available in the Adoption Room, including Gene and some Tonner girls. Keep tuned if you are looking for some lovely repaints at very nice prices!

For those of you emailing for commissions, we will have two spots available in January 2013. If interested, just email for details.


September 12, 2012

Lucimaria - a Dolly Adoption!

LUCIMARIA is a bit petulant in expression---one auburn brow is slightly arched and her scarlet lips barely pursed in disapproval. PRINCESS thinks she's jealous of some other beautiful doll, though LUCI is quite lovely enough to hold her own in the beauty department!

LUCIMARIA has been given a perm of swingy loose curls---quite a lot of hair! Those bright red locks coordinate perfectly with the repaint palette of pinks, coral, sienna and scarlet---she's so alive and warm in these colors.

LUCI is available in the Dolly Adoption room today!  Click here to view more pics and info.

The weather is turning chilly at night, here in Oregon. Here's looking forward to a cozy autumn season for all.


August 12, 2012

Vasyah - a Dolly Adoption!

At The Lily Pond, our sister blogsite featuring all-Asian repaints, an unusual beauty is available for adoption.

VASYAH v.1 is darkly exotic, with unique Eurasian features---almond eyes with a dash of theatrical liner made all the more penetrating shadowed by her straight black brows. She is Tonner's new Aiko sculpt from the Freedom For Fashion series; she has the small-busted delicate Antoinette body with fantastic articulation, and the pale cameo skintone. This pic shows her hair rolled and pinned, but she is sold with her original hair untied, long and loose.

More pics of VASYAH and info can be found in the Dolly Adoption room here at PRINCESS+FROG.

If you'd like to be first-to-know when The Lily Pond repaints are available for adoption, please email and let me know---I give a 24-hour heads up to those signed up on The Lily Pond list!


August 9, 2012

Nimue - a Dolly Adoption!

This bright-eyed missy we call NIMUE, our second repaint of Lizette, a former 'Essential/Wigged Out' which means this lovely auburn hair you see is a removable wig. We chose pastel floral hues to accentuate her vibrant green eyes--her colorful face looks flirty and fun framed in other wig colors---platinum and raven are my other favorites.

NIMUE is in the Dolly Adoption room today, with more pics to view. As always, layaway is available.

(Update: NIMUE is sold! Thanks for your interest!)....

Thanks for looking!