Saturday, January 31, 2009

My version of Alice in Wonderland

I just finished my entry for the International Art Doll Registry IADR. This month's show features story book characters and is called Bambino Romanzo .

I always wanted to create my own version of Alice in Wonderland, because my daughter looked like this when she was young.

Alice is 16" tall, constucted with a strong wire armature She can stand alone and has movable sculpted arms and legs. Her dress is made from a fine cotton micro check and her apron was created from an antique handkerchief, with beautiful miniature lace work. Her shoes are real leather with soles, heels and tiny brass buckles. She has fine silver WireLace stockings and a petticoat trimmed with ribbon. Her hair is soft baby angora mohair.

The white rabbit is handmade, with a wooden body, arms and limbs. He is fully jointed, even the head moves. The hands, feet, and face were sculpted with La Doll. I was looking for a porcelain like finish. Everything is hand painted, no stencils were used. I even carved the tiny trumpet he holds. The only thing that was purchased was the small 22 kt gold plated pocket watch, which I got from Ginny at Hbbrass.

I really enjoyed making this doll and I hope you like it too!


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Colleen said...

You are fantastic wonder why your email notes were short and sweet!!! You were "WORKIN' IT!"
I love everything about her...her rabbit, her shoes!!! WOW...her perfect little dress..oh...and she looks just like you!!! REALLY!!!love colleen

Tryny's Design said...

She is so beautiful!!!
I whish you lots of success with the bambino show.

Bonnie Lee Fontaine said...

I just discovered your blog, and I'm very glad I did. Your work is simply beautiful, with a touch of nostalgic whimsy. I look forward to seeing more. I, too, am a doll sculptor. You can see my work at, if you would like to!

Heera said...

I love your sculpting. You make such beautiful dolls. Good luck with Alice. Hope she wins.

Bearly Sane ® said...

Susan she is just beautiful, love her locks and the rabbit...clever girl!

I also love your gorgeous lady bug, you did a wonderful job of her crown...whoever would have thought to use a sea urchin...very creative!

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio