...from a Canadian artist
This collection of porcelain dolls was passed on to me by a downsizing artist. Awesome! Which means I had to find several things in my house that I didn't need anymore. One in one out, right? But it can't be dolls out...yet.
So what I chose to get rid of was a small set of outdated handyman's encyclopedias. (It is HARD for a book person to pass on books, even books that have become no more than a chuckle at the old info and drawings.) And the books took up no more space than one of the medium sized porcelains. So I have to find a space, besides my photo shoot area, until I decide what to do with them...
The Porcelains were created by a couple of women here in Canada, who got the molds and made the dolls from scratch. Kiln work, handpainting, and clothesmaking included. I was impressed with the work and excited to talk to a skilled doll handpainter . Even fun to check out the wigs, socks, and shoes chosen for each doll. The two doll artists apparently have made MANY of these dolls, from small to large, set them up in dioramas, and sold the sets to give the money to charity. Way to go, girls! That automatically gets you a membership in my lawolf association (A Loose Association of Women and Other Life Forms).
So, thanks for the beautiful dolls!! Now...what to do with them. A couple of them are clamoring for stories. Okay! I hear you! Just wait...
These dolls haven't mixed much with the other dolls in Dolltown. There is a definite scale difference! (Check out my Barbara McCall beside the largest Porcelain...)
So, is it the scale, or are the Porcelains indifferent? shy?
Or do I actually have to pick these dolls up and put them in a mixed group?
That's probably it...
I'll tell you how it goes.