May 6, 2017

Miss Victoria on eBay....

When PRINCESS+FROG debuted back in 2011, it was Ellowyne Wilde who became my special repaint muse. I always looked forward to seeing what new personality I could draw forth from that charmingly round little face. It was disappointing to learn that Ellowyne production had recently come to an end at Wilde Imagination; you can be sure that I’ll appreciate this sweet doll even more than before as she becomes harder to find.

This brunette beauty is my first Ellowyne repaint in quite a while; upon completing her, she accompanied me to our dolly wig closet and one by one we went through the selections. She chose this style---cocoa-colored, soft and faux mohair, cute and kind of sweetly untidy. I tied it atop her head and lo and behold, she became MISS VICTORIA in that moment---sometimes the name just appears on their lips! (I should mention she looks darling in other styles, too---deep auburn curls  and platinum white blonde boy-cut were my other wig choices. It’s that clear blue in her eyes and the cobalt on her lids---it leaves so many color possibilities).

MISS VICTORIA has been listed on eBay tonight in my favorite kind of auction---$1 opening bid and no reserve! It’s a 7-day run, ending next Saturday at 630pm PST (west coast time). Click here to go to her auction and see a few more photos of this girl.

It’s so good to be back repainting; I can’t tell you how fun it is to immerse myself in dollies again!


May 5, 2017

Marietta - a Dolly Adoption!

MARIETTA, a Hollywood Cissy repaint, has just been listed on the Dolly Adoption page. This girl has been by my side for many years. I repainted her in 2005 during a week at a local art gallery, demonstrating what doll repainting was all about. She then traveled with me whenever I showed my repaints and was displayed to many adoring eyes---children were completely awestruck with her and often thought MARIETTA was real! Those were fun days.

Although she's cute as a bug, she is mini show-stopper in her original Hollywood Cissy glam ensemble. I'm including it with her, and you can see a pic of what it looks like on the Adoption page.

MARIETTA herself is in excellent condition for her age; I didn't find any real flaws on her. Her blonde wig has been loosened from the original style; with moistened fingers it can be reshaped and the curls made a little more defined and smooth, but it is a bit wild and curly.

If your heart melts at cute faces, this dolly might win your heart!